Physical Education

Physical Education

Physical Education aims to provide an enjoyable, satisfying and balanced programme, with opportunities for all pupils to develop physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively. It’s our intention to cultivate pupil’s natural enthusiasm and although enjoyment is high on our list of aims, all areas of work must be taught and not ‘played at’. Lessons should be structured and progressive, and the children should gain their enjoyment as a result of their high effort, hard work, team play and participation.

Our long term goal must be that all pupils will understand the importance of Physical Education and leading a healthy active life style. They should get involved in a range of activities that develops personal fitness and promotes an active, healthy lifestyle. They should leave school with a committed interest in some physical activity, or at the very least have an appreciation of what is involved in skilful performance so that they may become knowledgeable spectators.

Department Aims

• Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
• Are physically active for sustained periods of time
• Engage in competitive sports and activities
• Lead healthy, active lives.
• Continue to take part regularly in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs.

Pupils should build on and embed the physical development and skills learned in key stages 1 and 2, become more competent, confident and expert in their techniques, and apply them across different sports and physical activities. They should understand what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work. They should develop the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life, and understand and apply the long-term health benefits of physical activity.

The curriculum offers a varied programme of activities for both boys and girls.
KS3 activities include netball, hockey, football, dance, bench ball, dodge ball, rugby, gymnastics, trampoline, health related fitness, badminton, short tennis, basketball, orienteering, cricket, rounders and athletics. In year 9, pupils are offered a Leadership, Official and Coach programme as well as the opportunity to help out at local primary schools.

Pupils should tackle complex and demanding physical activities. They should get involved in a range of activities that develops personal fitness and promotes an active, healthy lifestyle.

At KS4, pupils are offered football, netball, hockey, dance, bench ball,Fitness Gym, dodge ball, table tennis, badminton, cricket, rounders, softball and athletics.

The GCSE syllabus for PE (Edexcel) offers candidates an opportunity to foster enjoyment of physical activity and to enable candidates to develop an understanding of effective and safe physical performance.

 The course is divided into two parts. The grades available are A* - G. 

Practical Coursework 60% 1 lesson a week 
Written Examination 40%  2 lessons a week.


See below for times of our department practices. 

Department Practices