Physical Education


·         To encourage students to lead a healthy, active lifestyle.

·         To allow students to experience a broad range of activities to promote a love of sport.

·         To develop sporting performance at all levels.



Mr P Wood – Lead Teacher of PE

Mr J Robinson – PE Teacher

Mrs G Freeman – PE Teacher

Mr C Leason – PE Teacher

Ms C Raymond – Dance and PE Teacher

Mr J Barker – PE Teacher

Mr B Baines – PE and Science Teacher/ Assistant Principal

Mr R Goodridge – PE and SEN/D Coordinator



Overview of KS3 Physical Education

Year 7, 8 and 9

We offer a broad and balanced curriculum which provides students opportunities to participate and progress in a range of sporting areas. These include: Swimming, Football, Netball, Rugby, Gymnastics, Table Tennis, Rounders, Cricket, Fitness, Tennis and Athletics.


Overview of KS4 Physical Education

Course: GCSE PE

Exam Board: Edexcel

There are two units for GCSE PE.

Unit 1: Theory in PE – 40% (Healthy active lifestyles) – Assessed through an 80 mark, 1hr 30 minute written exam.


Unit 2: Practical Activities and Analysis of Performance – 60% (Practical performance) – Assessed in 4 sports as either a performer, a leader or an official. 


Course: BTEC Level 1/2 – Sport

Exam Board: Edexcel

There are 4 units of the BTEC Sport Course:

Unit 1: Fitness for sport and exercise (Components of fitness, principles of training and fitness testing) – Online

Unit 2: Practical sports performance (Techniques and tactics in sport) – Written coursework and video evidence of practical performance.

Unit 4: The sports performer in action (Long and short term effects of exercise on different body systems) – Rivers – All written coursework

Unit 6: Leading sports activities (Planning, leading and coaching) – Written coursework and video evidence of practical performance

Year 10 and 11 PE

In year 10 and 11 we engage students through a varied curriculum offering a variety of innovative sports alongside the traditional sports which have been studied in KS3. Students will expect to participate in: - Softball, Rounders, Basketball, Football, Transferable Skills, Netball, Trampolining and Athletics. Students are also encouraged to take ownership of their learning by choosing an activity of study through an optional unit.   


Overview of KS5 Physical Education

Course: BTEC Level 3 in Sport

Exam Board: Edexcel

Students will complete 13 units as part of this course.

All units are coursework based, either practical through video assessment or theoretical through written assignments and are internally assessed.

The units covered include: - Anatomy and physiology, sports coaching and development, fitness testing and training programmes and practical sports performance.


Course: Higher Sports Leaders

Exam Board: Sports Leaders UK       

This is a practical course in which students develop their sports leadership.  Upon completion of this course students will be qualified to lead groups independently in the community.
Students complete 7 units of study, all units are coursework based which are internally assessed.
Students must complete 30 hours of leadership including working with children, community groups and disabled participants.
Students must complete a national governing body qualification as part of the course.

Year 12 PE

In year 12 students are encouraged to maintain and develop a healthy active lifestyle.  All students are timetabled to have one PE lesson a fortnight in which they choose from a selection of activities.  Participation focuses on recreation and enjoyment of physical activity.



Useful links

GCSE PE websites

The following websites are recommended.  They are a variety of revision websites, quizzes and activities.

This covers the whole course – You will need to create a login for this site.

GCSE Bitesize – This is an excellent resource which includes activities, information and tests for each topic. - Be selective, as not all information is relevant

This has detailed information on fitness testing, diet, training methods and other elements of 1.1.4.