Physical Education


Welcome to the Physical Education page. Here you will find everything you need to know about our department, including how we assess pupils and what each year group will be taught.

Curriculum Intent

It is our aim in Physical Education to allow pupils the opportunity to express themselves in a practical environment, whether this be through a team sport such as football or an individual activity like dance. We aim to ensure that all our pupils enjoy their Physical Education lessons and demonstrate some key skills such as teamwork, effective communication, fair play and respect. We want all pupils to achieve their maximum potential and provide them with the opportunity to do this through a wide range of activities offered both in lessons and as extra-curricular activities.

Key Stage 3 -  Curriculum Implementation

What will our pupils study?

In Key Stage 3 our pupils cover a wide range of activities from the National Curriculum. These being Games, Athletics, Gymnastics and Dance. Some of the games activities covered include:

  • Football
  • Netball
  • Rugby
  • Basketball
  • Table Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Hockey
  • Cricket
  • Rounders
  • Tennis

Curriculum Overview

How will our pupils be assessed?

All our pupils are regularly assessed during and at the end of each module. They are assessed according to the National Curriculum levels which range from level 3 to 8. They will be assessed for each practical sport they cover and then will receive a report with an average of these levels three times a year.

Key Stage 4 - Curriculum Implementation

What will our pupils study?

Our Key Stage 4 pupils cover the same practical elements as key stage 3 with the addition of access to our state of the art fitness suite.

Key Stage 4 pupils also have the option to take a GCSE qualification in PE to learn the theoretical side of the subject. In these lessons pupils will study various topics such as anatomy and physiology, nutrition, factors effecting participation and training methods.

How will our pupils be assessed?

All of our Key Stage 4 pupils are assessed against the AQA GCSE PE practical grading criteria for each practical sport they cover, whether or not they are taking a qualification in PE. GCSE pupils will receive a qualification based on their performance practically in a variety of sports and through an external examination sat at the end of year 11.

Curriculum Overview

How have our KS4 pupils progressed so far?

Key Stage 4 Results - PE

A* - C % pass rate

4+ "Standard" Pass

5+ "Strong" Pass


What can it lead to?

Studying Physical Education can lead to a number of varied and interesting careers ranging from Physical Education teachers and sports coaches to sports journalists and physiotherapists.

Accommodation & Resources

All pupils are taught by specialist, well trained teachers. In Physical Education currently we have a single badminton court gymnasium, two halls, 3 football pitches, 1 rugby pitch, 1 hockey pitch, 3 tennis courts, 1 five a side Astroturf and a fitness suite. Our GCSE pupils have access to excellent computer rooms to aid their study.


Pupils generally achieve very highly in Physical Education and enjoy the opportunity to showcase their sporting talents. Pupils who opt to take a qualification in Physical Education achieve excellent grades due to their own hard work and support of their teachers.