Physical Education

“Achieving success through participation and performance"

The PE Department seeks to help today’s young people develop into adults with a lifetime commitment to sport and physical activity.

We aim:

•To develop an understanding of the importance of exercise in maintaining a healthy life

•To develop a range of motor skills

•To develop the appreciation of the concepts of fair play and honest competition

•To develop the capacity to persevere to achieve success

•To encourage an intrinsic enjoyment of sport and physical activity

•To strive to raise the standard of physical education and sport for all our students

Key Stage 3

Students’ have two, one-hour lessons of physical education each week. For each half term, one main sport is taught per class. These lesson are designed to prepare students to achieve the motor skills needed in order to be successful in GCSE Physical Education.

The activities include:









•Table Tennis

Key Stage 4

Students have 2 one-hour lessons each week. During the course of a year students will have the opportunity to participate in number of different sporting activities. During years 9, 10 and 11, physical education lessons focus on learning within a competitive environment. The pupils also experience the different roles of the performer, captain, coach and official within these activities.

The activities are:






Table Tennis






Pupils follow the Edexcel Course.

The GCSE PE course build upon key skills acquired in Key stage 3. The following practical activities will be covered in Years  10 and 11 depending on the experience and expertise of the group. Pupils have 2 hours of practical and 2 hours of theory per week.




Table Tennis





You will:

•Develop your knowledge and practical skills in a range of physical activities.

•Examine the effects of exercise and how training can improve performance.

•Find ways to improve your performance in a variety of roles.

•Identify ways to develop and maintain an healthy active lifestyle through participation in physical activity.

•Develop a detailed understanding of Anatomy and Physiology, Exercise and Training and Sports Injuries.


The GCSE course is assessed over four components:

Component 1:  Fitness and Body Systems

Written examination 1 hour 45 minutes worth 36%

•Topic 1: Applied anatomy and physiology

•Topic 2: Movement analysis

•Topic 3: Physical training

•Topic 4: Use of data


Component 2:  Health and Performance

Written examination 1 hour 15 minutes worth 24%

•Topic 1: Health, fitness and well-being

•Topic 2: Sport Psychology

•Topic 3: Socio-cultural influences

•Topic 4: Use of data


Component 3:  Practical Performance

Non-examined assessment: internally marked and externally moderated worth 30%  (105 marks –35 marks per activity)

•One team activity, one individual activity and a free choice from the list published by the DfE

•Skills in Isolation

•Skills in competitive/formal situation


Component 4:  Personal Exercise Programme (PEP)

Non-examined assessment: internally marked and externally moderated worth 10%  (20 marks)

•Aim and planning analysis

•Carrying out and monitoring the PEP

•Evaluation of the PEP

P.E. is a subject accepted by employers as a G.C.S.E. It is useful for students who are considering a career that includes any aspect of sport.  For example:

Health and fitness

•Club and Duty Management

•Sales and Marketing