Physical Education

Physical Education

“To inspire pupils to discover a lifelong love of sport and exercise”

Our PE curriculum intends to:


  • Experience as many sports as possible to find those which will develop a lifelong love of sport.

  • Have the opportunity to participate within our school community in a wide range of extracurricular activities.

  • To develop the skills and aptitudes needed to excel.





Overview of courses:

Physical Education is a mixture of practical (40%) and theory work (60%). Pupils will learn how the body works, the socio-cultural influences on sport, and further develop their physical competence in a range of competitive sports.

In Year 9 we will develop pupils understanding of the body and the demands of different sports so that they can make a more informed decision on the suitability of the course in Year 10, when the GCSE syllabus begins.

There is a need for individuals to play and understand 3 sports at a reasonable level. This includes one solo sport and one team sport. Pupils should really be at a competitive level in sports, either inside or outside of school, if they choose GCSE PE.


To be able to achieve a high grade at GCSE PE pupils should:


  • Be competent in more than one sport

  • Regularly participate in competitive sport clubs outside of school

  • Regularly attend extra-curricular sports clubs within school

  • Always have brought PE kit to lessons.



The three areas of the curriculum are as follows:


  • Understand how the body works and how it impacts on health, fitness and performance in physical activity and sport

  • Understand Socio-cultural influences on sport and physical well-being

  • Develop practical performance in physical activity and sport


Course content:


Theory Content: (60%)

Throughout the three years, pupils will cover the following units:


  • Applied anatomy and physiology

  • Movement analysis