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Who we are:

  • Miss S Rothwell – Curriculum leader of PE
  • Mr M Brinklow – 2nd i/c PE
  • Mr R Conway – Progress group leader and teacher of PE
  • Miss C Davies – Teacher of PE

Key Stage 3 Curriculum

Our Key Stage 3 curriculum includes core sports that are delivered to every class. Students assist staff on selecting the remaining sports for their curriculum, to raise engagement and to tailor the curriculum to their individual needs.

At the start of each half term students will participate in a week of fitness training before moving onto the next sport on the curriculum.

Students will participate in 3 fitness tests a year and will have a retest so they can monitor progress and improvement. This is also aimed at developing knowledge of this important area within the sport industry.

Year 7 and 8 will undertake 3 lessons of a theory topic which aims to develop knowledge and understanding of key areas of PE and also engages students who may find the practical element more challenging or not as engaging. This is an assessed topic.

Year 9 students in set 1, 2 and 3 will have 1 theory lesson a fortnight to develop their knowledge in important areas of the sport industry.

Year 9 will be assessed in sports leadership to improve leadership skills, confidence and also promote different roles within the sports industry.

Compulsory activities for KS3 students: Basketball, Football, Netball, Rugby, Health related fitness athletics and Table Tennis.
Optional activities for KS3 students: Handball, Dodgeball, Rounders, Softball, Tennis, Badminton, Cricket, Gymnastics and Dance.

Key stage 4


Examination board – AQA
40% practical and 60% theory
5 lessons a fortnight which are broken down into 3 theory and 2 practical.

The Theory topics are as follows:

  1. Applied anatomy and physiology
  2. Movement analysis
  3. Physical training
  4. Use of data
  5. Sports psychology
  6. Socio-cultural influences
  7. Health, fitness and well-being

Non-exam assessment 40%: Practical performance in physical activity and sport

What's assessed?

Practical performance in three different physical activities in the role of player/performer (one in a team activity, one in an individual activity and a third in either a team or in an individual activity).
For each of their three activities, students will be assessed in skills in progressive drills (10 marks per activity) and in the full context (15 marks per activity).
Coursework - Analysis and evaluation of performance to bring about improvement in one activity (25 marks).
Students will be assessed on their analysis (15 marks) and evaluation (10 marks) of performance to bring about improvement in a chosen activity.

Cambridge National sport studies Level 1/2
Examination board – OCR
This course is equivalent to the GCSE course. Students will be awarded the same points and a grade equivalent to the GCSE. This course will allow students to take A levels, Btec and National Cambridge awards at 6th form or college.
Year 10
In Year 10 students study: Contemporary Issues (Mandatory), Developing Sports Skills (Mandatory) and Sports Leadership.

Year 11
In Year 11 students study: Sports and Media.