Subject: Physical Education
Members of staff: Mr N Osmond – Department Leader
Mr A Dixon – Deputy Department Leader
Mrs A Warburton – Deputy Department Leader
Mr A Thornton – BTEC Lead
Mrs E Thompson – Teacher
Subject Overview:

The purpose of physical education lessons is to ensure that all students are fit, healthy, happy and enjoy participating in physical activity. All students will develop practical skills in a range of activities, leadership skills and personal skills to provide them with the key characteristics required to ensure they all reach their full potential in life.

In Core PE, students will participate in two practical lessons a week in years 7-10 and one lesson a week in year 11. Learners will cover a wide range of sports and activities throughout a year, changing activity every four weeks (half termly, if in Year 11).

Once opted for PE, students will study BTEC First Sport, which will cover a variety of theory topics across four units of work. Three of which are assessed through coursework and the final unit through an online exam.

Key Stage 3
Content: Year 7: Year 8: Year 9:
Autumn Term 1: Games, Individual activities & Fitness Games, Individual activities & Fitness Games, Individual activities & Fitness
Autumn Term 2: Games, Individual activities & Fitness Games, Individual activities & Fitness Games, Individual activities & Fitness
Spring Term 1: Games, Individual activities & Fitness Games, Individual activities & Fitness Games, Individual activities & Fitness
Spring Term 2: Games, Individual activities & Fitness Games, Individual activities & Fitness Games, Individual activities & Fitness
Summer Term 1: Games, Individual activities & Fitness Games, Individual activities & Fitness Games, Individual activities & Fitness
Summer Term 2: Games, Individual activities & Fitness Games, Individual activities & Fitness Games, Individual activities & Fitness
Key Stage 4 Core
Content: Year 10: Year 11:
Autumn Term 1: Games, Individual activities & Fitness Games, Individual activities & Fitness
Autumn Term 2: Games, Individual activities & Fitness Games, Individual activities & Fitness
Spring Term 1: Games, Individual activities & Fitness Games, Individual activities & Fitness
Spring Term 2: Games, Individual activities & Fitness Games, Individual activities & Fitness
Summer Term 1: Games, Individual activities & Fitness Games, Individual activities & Fitness
Summer Term 2: Games, Individual activities & Fitness External Examination Period / Study Leave
Key Stage 4 Option
Content: Year 10: Year 11:
Autumn Term 1: Practical Sport (Unit 2) Applying the Principles of Personal Training (Unit 3)
Autumn Term 2: Practical Sport (Unit 2) The Sports Performer in Action (Unit 5)
Spring Term 1: Fitness for Sport and Exercise (Unit 1) The Sports Performer in Action (Unit 5)
Spring Term 2: Fitness for Sport and Exercise (Unit 1) The Sports Performer in Action (Unit 5)
Summer Term 1: Examination Preparation
Summer Term 2: Applying the Principles of Personal Training (Unit 3)
Revision Links for GCSE Course:

N/A, however, your child will be given a variety of materials to help them revise for the online exam.

How can parents support their child’s progress in this subject?

1. Encouraging learners to participate in physical activity during core PE and extra-curricular activities.
2. Encourage learners to join local sports clubs to further develop their skills
3. Ensure option learners have completed coursework and attend catch up and revision sessions

Extra-Curricular Activities:

1. Clubs take place from 3pm daily.
2. A variety of fixtures take place weekly for all year groups and students.
3. Lunchtime activities are available daily
Extracurricular activities include but are not limited to the following:
Football, Rugby Union & Rugby League, Basketball, Netball, Trampoline, Dance, Fitness, Rounders, Cricket and Table Tennis.