Physical Education (PE)

Head of Department: Miss H Saywood- (01375 641001 ext: 273)
Second in Department: Mrs P Gisby -  (01375 641001 ext: 273)

A high-quality PE curriculum enables all students to enjoy and succeed in many kinds of physical activity.  They develop a wide range of skills and the ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully.  When they are performing, they think about what they are doing, analyse the situation and make decisions.  They also reflect on their own and others’ performances and find ways to improve them.  As a result, they develop the confidence to take part in different physical activities and learn about the value of healthy, active lifestyles. Discovering what they like to do, what their aptitudes are at school, and how and where to get involved in physical activity helps them make informed choices about lifelong physical activity.

PE helps students develop personally and socially.  They work as individuals, in groups and in teams, developing concepts of fairness and of personal and social responsibility.  They take on different roles and responsibilities, including leadership, coaching and officiating.  Through the range of experiences that PE offers, they learn how to be effective in competitive, creative and challenging situations.

Physical Education GCSE Exam Course (Key Stage 4: Years 9, 10 and 11)

Course Title: Sport Full Exam Specification (PDF)
Qualification Type: BTEC Level 2 First Award

Exam Mark Breakdown:
                             Examination: 25%
Students will achieve 1 GCSE over the two year course. This will be awarded by Pass (C); Merit (B); Distinction (A); and Distinction* (A*)

Current Year 11 only:
(The 2016/2017 Year 11 students are continuing with their exisiting specification)

Exam Course Title: GCSE PE (2009)
Exam Board and Code: Edexcel Pearson: 2PE01 Full Exam Specification (PDF)

Exam Mark Breakdown:
written Paper:
40% - 1 hour 30 minutes
Practical Assessment: 48% - Four Sports
Analysis of Performance: 12% weighting - Controlled Assessment and presentation

Core PE Study Breakdown (Key Stage 3: Years 7, 8 and 9)

Those students who do not take PE as an exam subject will nevertheless take part in PE lessons from Year 7 right through to Year 9.

Students are set in Key Stage 3 according to sporting ability based on National Curriculum levels. Depending on the group, students will take part in various sports cover at least four of the activities below:

  • Outwitting opponent
  • Accurate replication of actions, phrases and sequences
  • Exploring and communicating ideas, concepts and emotions
  • Performing at maximum levels in relation to speed, height, distance, strength or accuracy
  • Identifying and solving problems to overcome challenges of an adventurous nature
  • Exercising safely and effectively to improve health and well being

Sports played at this level include: Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Cross-Country, Gymnastics, Health and Fitness, Hockey, Football, Netball, Rounders, Rugby, Striking and Fielding and Tennis


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