Physical Education



Students receive one double lesson of Physical Education each week throughout KS3.  It is taught in mixed ability and single sex groups (unless specified).

Why this subject is important?

Each student has the opportunity to:

  • Experience a wide range of physical activities
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of the principles of physical activity and safety
  • Acquire physical, cognitive and social skills
  • Learn the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and how to measure and record their own level of fitness
  • Develop and appreciation of the creative aspects of movement
  • Apply rules as performers and officials

The KS3 curriculum offers students a wide range of activities, enabling them to specialise in chosen activities at KS4.  Students have the opportunity to participate in up to 10 different activities throughout the academic year, with each activity taught in a 6 – 8 week block.

Autumn and Spring Terms

  • Basketball
  • Dance
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Handball
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Rugby
  • Trampolining
  • Volleyball

Summer Term

  • Adventurous Activities
  • Athletics
  • Cricket
  • Outdoor
  • Rounders

What skills will students use?

Students also have many opportunities to improve their skills by attending extra-curricular activities.  These run throughout the year and include athletics, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, rounders and volleyball.  As well as entering inter-form competitions, students also have the opportunity to compete against other schools, with the school providing a wide range of teams including athletics, cricket, football and netball.

Our students compete successfully in a variety of sports at district level.  The PE department also lead exciting sports oriented trips such as outdoor activities trips to Stubbers, ski trips to Austria and Italy and European football tours.

At KS3 students will take on responsibilities other than a performer by taking on officiating and coaching roles. These areas will allow non-performing specialists to excel in an area other than participation developing knowledge of rules, confidence and taking on responsibility.

Students will also have the opportunity to take part in many fitness tests and have their scores compared nationally. Those scoring below National Average will be given a personalised training programme to develop their fitness levels and have the opportunity to be retested throughout the year.

KS3 Teaching Schedule PE

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Year 9

Yr7 overview PE



Subject Name Syllabus Examination Board

GCSE PE is a breadth of study based on at least four sporting activities.  Students follow a course of practical and theoretical study that include the following areas:

  • Diet and nutrition
  • Principles of Training
  • School influences
  • Opportunities and pathways available
  • National Curriculum
  • School influences
  • Healthy schools policy
  • Science and ICT in sport
  • Sponsorship and media

Students will develop a knowledge and understanding of how to analyse performance, developing leadership skills as well as how to perform in different roles such as coach and official.

Why this subject is important?

This subject provides students with the opportunities to continue their enjoyment of participating in sport as well as the opportunity to provide sporting pathways into further education or careers in the following:

  • Community Sports Leaders Award
  • Sport Science Degree
  • A level Physical Education
  • BTEC in leisure courses
  • PE Teacher
  • Sports Coach
  • Physiotherapy
  • Leisure Management
  • Sport Development

What skills will students use?

  • Analysis of Performance
  • Citizenship
  • Communication
  • Discussion
  • ICT
  • Interpret information from different sources
  • Interpret results and present findings
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Oral
  • Presentation Planning
  • Practical skills
  • Tactics
  • Target setting
  • Teamwork
  • Self/peer assessment

Any extra-curricular activities?

  • Competitive representative teams in many different areas
  • GCSE Practical revision – after school sessions in various activities.
  • GCSE Theory Revision – after school sessions in the Business Centre
  • Easter revision classes – theory and practical
  • London Youth Games entries
  • London School Games entries
  • Various trips to local leisure facilities, sports clubs and stadia.

How will the final grade be awarded?

According to academic ability students will be entered in for specific courses. These are:

  1. Short course
  2. Full course
  3. Single award
  4. Full course Double award.

Depending on entries students will be assessed on the following:

  1. External assessment of a theory paper with multiple choice questions
  2. Short answer questions
  3. Extended answers based on a scenario issued prior to the examination
  4. Practical 60% – Internal assessment including analysis of performance

Students now also have the opportunity to be assessed in non-playing roles such as organiser, coach, official and choreographer.

If you need further advice, who do you speak to?

Mr Sains or any member of the PE Department.