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We aspire to get every child off to the best possible start and lay the foundations for a physically active life.  We deliver relevant and meaningful learning that will prepare our students for life and promote positive attitudes towards physical activity. 

Our 11-18 curriculum is methodically planned to ensure a progressive sequence of lessons where students experience enjoyment and challenge and where they will develop intra and inter-personal skills, gain a better understanding of their body and minds as well as explore the world around them, through conceptual learning and engaging physical activity. 

Discovering what they like to do, what their aptitudes are at school, and how and where to get involved in physical activity helps them make informed choices about lifelong physical activity.


Curriculum Information

PE Curriculum

PE Roadmap KS3 and KS4

PE GCSE Roadmap KS4

Key Stage 4 Options Information

Key Stage 4 Options Information

Exam board: AQA

What is it like to study PE at GCSE?

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Qualification: GCSE in PE
Specification: AQA GCSE PE


The GCSE course is assessed over 3 units:
Unit 1

Applied anatomy and physiology, Movement analysis, Physical training and use of data. 
This is 30% of the qualification, 78 marks and is assessed through a written exam of 1 hour and 15 minutes. 

Unit 2

Sport psychology, socio–cultural influences, health, fitness & well-being and use of data.
This is 30% of the qualification, 78 marks and is assessed through a written exam of 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Unit 3

Non Exam assessment (NEA): Practical performances in 3 different physical activities in the role of player/performer (one a team activity, one an individual activity and a third in either a team or an individual activity) 
There are 100 marks in total, 25 per activity (75): 10 marks for progressive drills and 15 marks for the full context of the activity.
A written Analysis and Evaluation of a Performance which is worth 25 marks. This can be a performance of their own or of another performer. It will include 2 strengths and 2 weaknesses of performance (15 marks) and an action plan to improve the weaknesses (10 marks).

Who is the course for?

This course is for students who have a real passion for sport and want to understand the theory of 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 have to be physically able across a wide range of sporting activities as a player/performer.

Students must be able to work hard, complete homework and coursework, participate fully in all practical activities, be organised and at times responsible for their own learning.

What will I do on the course?

The course is split into 3 areas:
1. Practical Performances in a variety of activities as a player/performer.
2. Analysis and Evaluation of Performance written coursework in one of your chosen activities. Students will be expected to analyse and evaluate performances in a sport of their choice. 
3. Theoretical study of the human body and movement in physical activity, sport & socio-cultural influences, and well-being in physical activity and sport.

Key Stage 3

At Key Stage 3 we aim to develop pupils’ competence and confidence to take part in a range of physical activities that become a central part of their lives, both in and out of school.

Our PE program helps pupils develop personally and socially. They work as individuals, in groups and in teams, developing concepts of fairness and of personal and social responsibility. They take on different roles and responsibilities, including leadership, coaching and officiating. Through the range of experiences that PE offers, they learn how to be effective in competitive, creative and challenging situations.

Pupils will follow a varied program of activities during their 2 hours a week that seek to develop the key competencies of the National Curriculum.

Sports include:

  • Football
  • Netball
  • Rugby
  • Hockey
  • Basketball
  • Gymnastics
  • Dance (offered as a standalone subject in Year 9)
  • Fitness
  • Cross Country
  • Badminton
  • Table Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Athletics
  • Tennis
  • Rounders
  • Softball
  • Stoolball
  • Cricket

We also offer a wide range of opportunities to participate in extra-curricular activities after school and the chance to represent the school in competitive fixtures.