We study PE to develop the physical, social and emotional well-being of our students. We aim to provide an engaging and challenging curriculum that allows students to achieve beyond their expectations. We aim to support students to become as physically, socially and emotionally well as they can be.  We do this by providing a curriculum that promotes the following:

  • Inspires students to succeed and excel in competitive sport;
  • Facilitates growth in students confidence to access physical activity;
  • Supports students’ health, fitness and well-being;
  • Encourages students to lead a healthy, active lifestyle by teaching them about the factors that affect their health such as diet and energy expenditure;
  • Builds character and embed values such as teamwork, fairness and respect;
  • Encourage students to lead healthy, active lifestyles;
  • Develop competence in social, cognitive, creative, personal & physical skills;
  • Provide students with a variety of opportunities to study sport with a recognised qualification.

Our Big Ideas

The Major themes which run through PE:

Cognitive –Construction of thought processes, judge performance, react to game situations, analyse strengths/weaknesses.

Creative –Being able to think creatively within certain situations, link actions, change tactics, demonstrate flair, surprise opponents.

Physical – Linking skills together to support performance within specific sports, link movements together, perform skills with fluency, perform under pressure.

Social – Improving leadership and empathy skills within physical activity. Guide/help others, lead small groups, take on different roles, inspire and enthuse others.

Personal – The ability to develop own traits to improve performance within sport. Show perseverance, set targets, show desire to improve, practice outside lessons.

Healthy & active lifestyles – What this means, how students can achieve this, short and long term effects of exercise, impacts on their lives at school and beyond.

In Years 7-9, students participate in PE for 2 lessons per week. The students take part in a variety of activities which focus on the big questions linked to the specific topic that is being taught. Students are given an opportunity to build their knowledge and understanding of each topic as well develop their skills in the activity being taught.

In order to use the teaching spaces effectively, each group rotates through the topics

Year Practical topics taught Theory topics taught
7 Chasing & fleeing games

Cooperation games


Fundamental movement skills

Invasion games

Net/Wall games

Striking & fielding games

Target games

Health-related learning

Warming up & cooling down

Components of fitness

Diet & health

8 Social skills

Cognitive skills

Creative skills

Personal skills

Physical skills

Health-related learning

Sport education

Short & long-term effects of exercise on the body systems

Principles of training

Somatotypes & sedentary lifestyles

9 Social skills

Cognitive skills

Creative skills

Personal skills

Physical skills

Health-related learning

Sport Education

Cardiovascular & respiratory systems

Fitness testing

Drugs in sport

In KS4, students participate in one Core PE lesson per week. These lessons continue to develop the big ideas from KS3 as well as increasing the focus on practical sport .


We also offer the AQA GCSE PE Course.

KS4 curriculum map
Year 1

Autumn term

Applied anatomy and physiology
Year 1

Spring first half term

Movement analysis
Year 1

Spring second half term

Physical training
Year 1

Summer term

Sports psychology
Use of data
Year 2

Autumn half term

Socio-cultural influences
Year 2

Spring half term

Health, fitness and well-being
Year 2

February half term onwards

Examination preparation and revision

Practical assessment preparation

Coursework completion

For information about enrichment clubs  and revision clubs please visit our clubs page here. 

GCSE PE Websites

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/examspecs/zp49cwx – Shows specific topics from the AQA GCSE PE course & allows students to revise & test themselves on these topics

https://www.brianmac.co.uk/ – A website that looks at the topics on the GCSE PE course but goes into more depth

https://www.topendsports.com/ – Looks at the science behind sport, which links in well to some of the topics taught in GCSE PE

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/physical-education/gcse/physical-education-8582 – AQA GCSE PE course content and specification can be found at this website


Physical Education 3rd edition by Kirk Bizley

Subject Leader/s

Mr L. Hill