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  • Sports hall
  • Activity/dance studio
  • Astroturf
  • MUGA (Multi-use games area)


The vision of the PE department is to provide high quality delivery of a well-rounded curriculum package to ensure that development of the whole child takes place for every pupil within the Academy.

Pupils should develop their knowledge and understanding of healthy active lifestyles, sport and physical activity whilst being able to apply skills and tactics in a competitive situation.

Skills and values such as teamwork, respect, fairness and passion will be developed and embedded into their daily routines.

They will have the opportunity to excel in a broad range of physical activities via engaging in competitive sports and activities, as well as ensuring that they are physically active and prepared to lead a healthy, active life.


In PE, we have made the decision that all of the subject content we teach during Key Stage 3 is vitally important for our pupils’ development and ability to access content within GCSE PE and BTEC Sport. Due to the reduced amount of time pupils have had in schools during the 2019/20 academic year, the following changes have been made to the curriculum for the 2020/21 academic year in PE.

  • Pupils entering Y8 will cover the Y7 summer topics during the first term in addition to their Y8 content. If needed, some of the Y8 content will be covered in Y9 should the need arise.
  • Pupils entering Y9 will cover the Y8 summer topics in addition to their Y9 content. As we begin teaching GCSE content in Y10 it is imperative that we cover this vital content before the end of the year. As such, our Y9 content will be condensed to allow this to happen. Condensing the Y9 content does not mean watering it down. Our Y9 pupils will need to work hard and this will be a very important year for them.

Key Stage 3

Within KS3, we will cover all of the basic skills, rules and terminology in Year 7 and advanced skills and tactics in Year 8 to give pupils the best foundation possible to succeed in their GCSEs.

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In year 9, pupils will use their knowledge from Year 7 and 8 and continue to work on their application of skills and tactics in competitive and pressured situations.

Pupils will continue to deepen their understanding of PE whilst using and becoming familiar with the theory content necessary to excel within GCSE PE or BTEC Sport.

Pupils are assessed formally twice per year. All assessments model GCSE style questions and pupils will receive a percentage after each assessment. Assessments can contain questions on any of the previous topics from KS3 which means pupils have to be able to recall content from the whole year, within all sports.

Pupils will also be assessed at the end of each sporting activity by their PE teacher based on a range of factors that have an impact on their practical performance. A percentage score for each pupil will be recorded by the PE department so that we have evidence of both their practical and theory application and understanding.

Key Stage 4

Exam Board – Edexcel Awards – GCSE PE, BTEC Sport
After a comprehensive Key Stage 3 programme, pupils will be given the option to study PE at KS4, however, they will still participate within core PE sessions. Should pupils choose to study PE within KS4 they have the option of GCSE PE or BTEC sport depending upon their strengths. The content examined can be seen below.


Component 1

Fitness and Body Systems


  1. Applied anatomy and physiology
  2. Movement analysis
  3. Physical training
  4. Use of data

Written examination: 1 hour and 45 minutes

36% of the qualification

90 marks

Component 2

Health and Performance


  1. Health, fitness and well-being
  2. Sport psychology
  3. Socio-cultural influences
  4. Use of data

Written examination: 1 hour and 15 minutes

24% of the qualification

70 marks

Component 3

Practical Performance

The assessment consists of students completing three physical activities from a set list.

Non-examined assessment: internally marked and externally moderated

30% of the qualification

105 marks (35 marks per activity)

Component 4

Personal Exercise Programme (PEP)

The assessment consists of students producing a Personal Exercise Programme (PEP), and will require students to analyse and evaluate their performance.

Non-examined assessment: internally marked and externally moderated

10% of the qualification

20 marks


Unit 1: Mandatory

Fitness for Sport and Exercise


  1. Components of fitness
  2. Principles of training
  3. Fitness training methods
  4. Fitness testing

This unit is externally assessed using an onscreen test.

Online examination: 1 hour 15 minutes.

60 marks

External Assessment

Unit 2: Mandatory

Practical Performance in Sport


  1. Rules, regulations and scoring systems
  2. Skills, techniques and tactics
  3. Review sport performances

Written Assignment & Practical Performance

Internal assessment

Unit 3: Mandatory

Applying the Principles of Personal Training


  1. Design a personal fitness training programme
  2. Musculoskeletal system and cardio respiratory system -effects on the body
  3. Implement the training programme
  4. Review the training programme.

Written Assignment

Internal assessment

Optional Unit

Pupils will build on the knowledge gained in the mandatory units by choosing one further optional unit.

Optional units;

  1. The mind and sports performance
  2. The sports performer in action
  3. Leading sports activities.

Written Assignment

Internal assessment

Home Learning

Pupils have 3 parts to their home learning in PE for every topic.

1. Revising from their knowledge organiser.
2. Completing an online quiz about the topic covered.
3. Completing the question section on their knowledge organisers.

How can you help?

  1. Make sure your child is reading every night. Reading for pleasure is fundamental to academic success in every subject.
  2. Read our half-termly newsletter so that you know what your child is studying. Having conversations about topics of study can be powerful.
  3. Help your child with their home learning in PE. You can quiz them on the content that they need to learn.
  4. Make sure that pupils participate in some form of physical activity every day, you could encourage them to attend extra-curricular clubs.
  5. Ask them about their favourite sport and find them a team/club to attend out of school in your local community.