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Physical Education Curriculum

Aims of the PE Department:

  • To provide pupils with a high-quality experience of PE which encourages them towards leading lifelong healthy, active lifestyles.
  • To allow students to experience an extensive range of activities enabling them to develop their own interests in PE and Sport and equip them with the skills and techniques to perform at their full potential.
  • To provide pupils with opportunities to experience competitive PE and sport in both individual and team sports.
  • To offer a full and varied programmes of extra-curricular sporting activities which motivates and engages pupils towards school representation.

KS3 curriculum overview

The KS3 Physical Education programme provides students with the opportunity to focus on the further development of skills learnt and mastered at KS2, and to introduce these skills into conditioned and competitive game situations. Students will be given opportunities to become progressively skilful and intelligent performers within a vast range of sports. They will learn how to acquire and develop skills, know how the select and apply specific skills and tactics within a variety of game situations and learn to develop a positive attitude towards participation in physical activity.









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KS4 OCR Cambridge National:

The KS4 PE curriculum provides students with the opportunity to further study a Level 2 Cambridge National Certificate in Sport Science. Students will undertake a written exam on ‘Reducing the Risks of Injury’ which accounts for 25% of the course, and then complete 3 other coursework units including – ‘Sports Nutrition’, ‘Principles of Training’ and ‘Technology in Sport’.

The course comprises of the following units:

  • Reducing the risk of injuries
  • Applying principles of training
  • Technology in Sport
  • Sports Nutrition

Year 10 overview:

Term 1:

  • Applying principles of training:

LO1: Know the principles of training in a sporting context.

LO2: Know how training methods target different fitness components.

LO3: Be able to conduct fitness tests.

LO4: Be able to develop fitness training programmes.

Term 2:

  • Reducing the risk of injuries

LO1: Understand different factors which influence the risk of injury.

LO2: Understand how appropriate warm up and cool down routines can help to prevent injury.

LO3: Know how to respond to injuries within a sporting context.

LO4: Know how to respond to common medical conditions.

Term 3:

  • Reducing the risk of injuries

LO3: Know how to respond to injuries within a sporting context.

LO4: Know how to respond to common medical conditions.

  • Applying principles of training:

     LO4: Be able to develop fitness training programmes.

Year 11 overview:

Term 1

  •  Technology in Sport

LO1: Know how technology is used in sport.

LO2: Understand the positive effects of sports technology.

LO3: Understand the negative effects of sports technology.

Term 2:

  • Technology in Sport

           LO3: Understand the negative effects of sports technology.

           LO4: Be able to evaluate the impact of technology in sport.


  • Sports Nutrition

LO1: Know about the nutrients needed for a healthy, balanced diet.

LO2: Understand the importance of nutrition in sport.

Term 3:

  • Sports Nutrition

           LO3: Know about the effect of a poor diet on sports performance and participation.

           LO4: Be able to develop diet plans for performers.



The Physical Education department runs a full and varied programme of extra-curricular activities, which are available to all students across the Academy. We enjoy lots of success at various levels of competition in numerous sporting activities and many of our student’s progress to higher levels of participation through school and club participation. KS3 clubs run from 2:35pm to 3:30 and KS4 clubs, 3:35 to 4:30.

Departmental Staff:

Miss T Scott:  Head of PE

Miss V. Winters: Associate Leader Personal Development

Mr M. Todd: PE Teacher

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