Physical Education

Key Stage 3

Physical education curriculum comprises of a range of sporting activities to all pupils to 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 activities that students participate on range from invasion games such as football and hockey to accurate replication in gymnastics. Each Half Term students experience a different activity/sport.

Students in Key Stage 3 are assessed through their practical performance in a variety of activities along with their leadership and officiating skills within a variety of different activities. This will form a practical level which will be communicated via half termly Praising Stars and via student trackers.

This will contribute to a predicted grade based upon the requirements for the GCSE PE.

Physical Education – National Curriculum Download Information

Key Stage 4


The course builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills established in Key Stage 3 Physical Education. It will give you exciting opportunities to be involved in a number of different physical activities, promoting an active and healthy lifestyle.
Students are assessed in 3 different practical activities from both team and individual sports (50%), complete a piece of coursework based on an analysis of performance (10%) along with completing an exam at the end of the year (40%).
Students who compete regularly outside of the Academy demonstrate success at GCSE PE.

Results 2016:
A*-A: 20%
A*-C: 76.7%

Physical Education – OCR Information

The course sits within the options and comprises of a mixture of coursework, an online exam and practical lessons. Students will be introduced to a range of new and challenging theoretical concepts including:
Fitness for Sport and Exercise
(online exam)
Components of fitness, methods of training, target setting, & fitness testing.
Practical Sports Performance
Rules, regulations, roles and responsibilities of officials, skills and tactics of sports, analysing performance in sport (two sports).
The Mind and Sports Performance
Personality, motivation, self confidence, arousal and anxiety.
The Sports Performer in Action
Musculoskeletal system, cardiorespiratory system, the anaerobic energy system and the aerobic energy system.
Assessment: 75% of your grade comes from internally assessed units. 25% of your grade comes from an externally assessed online exam.
2016 ResultsL
A*-C: 91%
A*-B: 36%

Physical Education – Btec Information

Key Stage 5

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport
For the Btec sports courses you must possess a keen interest in sport. Assessment is through coursework & exams over two years with 4 units to complete in various areas of sport. Students have 5 guided learning hours within the Academy week, however independent study is highly recommended to successfully cope with the demands of the course.
Over the course you will study:

  • Principles of Anatomy and Physiology (exam).
  • Fitness training and programming for health, sport and wellbeing (exam).
  • Sports Development (coursework)
  • Practical Sports performance (exam)
    Distinc* 100%

Physical Education – Btec Nationals Information

This specification gives learners a clear appreciation of key issues in physical education including balanced, active and healthy lifestyles.

Students learn about the different elements in:

Anatomy and Physiology
Skill Acquisition
Contemporary Studies
Exercise Physiology
Sport Psychology
Historical Studies

In addition students are assessed practically in a range of sports and complete a piece of coursework based on analysis of performance both which contribute to the students final grades.

AS PE: 100% A-E
A2 PE: 100% A*-C / 89% A*-C

OCR Website

Level 3 Certificate in Community and Higher Sports Leadership – Sports Leader UK
Opportunity to develop leadership skills in a sporting environment and in life in general preparing students for the world of employment and/or further Education. This course is open to students in year 12 and 13. Students have to commit to leading and officiating for an extended period of time within the wider community.

100% pass

Sports Leaders UK Website

N Copley – Head of PE
R Cutten – 2nd in PE & teacher in charge of Btec & AAP
P Johnston – 3rd in PE & teacher in change of KS5,KS3 & extra-curricular.
J Hobson – Teacher of PE & Teacher release working with primary schools.
K.Slater – Teacher of PE & AAP
P.Horner – Teacher of PE & G&T
P Benson – Teacher of PE & Science and Assistant Principal
M Macfarlane – Teacher of PE
S Holdsworth – Teacher of PE