Physical Education (PE)

Who We Are

  • Mr C Humber - Curriculum Leader
  • Miss H Matthews – 2nd i/c PE
  • Mr S Maskell – Careers Leader
  • Mr J Tichband – Year Leader
  • Mr R Edwards
  • Miss D Taylor
  • Mrs R Ridsdale (Deputy Headteacher)


Key Stage 3

Year 7

  • Girls – Athletics, Badminton, Cricket, Dance, Fitness, Gymnastics, Netball, Tag Rugby, Tennis
  • Boys – Athletics, Badminton, Cricket, Dance, Fitness, Gymnastics, Netball, Tag Rugby, Tennis

Year 8

  • Girls – Athletics, Badminton, Exercise Activities, Football, Movement, Netball, OAA, Rounders, Tennis
  • Boys – Athletics, Badminton, Cricket, Exercise Activities, Football, Movement, OAA, Rugby, Tennis

Key Stage 4

Examination Board: AQA (from 2014)

GCSE PE allows you to further develop practical skills, whilst becoming more knowledgeable about the human body, the socio-cultural influences on and the longer-term benefits of regular participation in safe physical activity. It also improves your ability to analyse and appreciate human movement. The course places great emphasis on the value of healthy, active lifestyles, personal health and well-being. Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to become better performers, leaders and officials. You will also be required to plan, monitor and evaluate a Personal Exercise Programme. The course best suits those with a serious interest in the wider aspects of the subject, who want to develop a greater appreciation of the role of physical activity as part of a healthy lifestyle. There is a very strong theory section in the course.

Assessment: Practical performance is worth 40% (including 10% for analysis and evaluation of performance) assessed under controlled conditions. Theory study is worth 60% (examined through two 1 hour 15 minute written papers).

Progression: You can study PE further as an A Level subject or as part of a BTEC Level 3 qualification. GCSE PE also provides a foundation for teaching or coaching sport, careers in the leisure industry, sports journalism and sports medicine.

September 2018