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|
Fundamental movement skills
Striking & fielding games
|Warming up & cooling down|
Components of fitness
Diet & health
|Short & long-term effects of exercise on the body systems|
Principles of training
Somatotypes & sedentary lifestyles
|Cardiovascular & respiratory systems|
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
|Applied anatomy and physiology|
Spring first half term
Spring second half term
|Use of data|
Autumn half term
Spring half term
|Health, fitness and well-being|
February half term onwards
|Examination preparation and revision|
Practical assessment preparation
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
GCSE PE Books
Physical Education 3rd edition by Kirk Bizley
Mr L. Hill