Physical Education

The PE department is made up of specialist teachers who have backgrounds and playing experience in Football, Rugby League, Strength & Conditioning and many other sporting activities. Our dedicated team strive to create individuals who not only have a lifelong love of sport and physical activity but also develop their character, including resilience, confidence, and independence. We do this by taking students beyond the national curriculum where they will explore newly introduced curriculum concepts such as ‘Leadership’ and ‘Healthy, Active Lifestyles’ to get a broad and varied curriculum that will equip them with the physical and mental attributes to be successful lifelong learners.

Head of PE:Miss S Jones 

PE Teacher: Mr J Crook 


Our vision in PE is to create individuals who not only have a lifelong love of sport and physical activity but also develop their character, including resilience, confidence, and independence. We want our students to so contribute positively to life and the local community and maintain a healthy active lifestyle into post 16 and the wider environment.



Our experienced team of PE specialist will guide and inspire our students through a balanced and varied curriculum covering schemes of work in accordance with the national curriculum for PE. This is done through a set routine format for lessons that is structured over a 6-week block for all activities, allowing all students to participate in a wide variety of activities that allow them to participate in competitive team and individual activities as well Athletics, gymnastics, and outdoor and adventurous activities. The implementation of skill and knowledge is taught through looking at sport’s specific warmups and cool downs, components of fitness, skill development, rules and regulations and assessment on leadership, officiating and performance.

On arrival, Year 7 complete a 6-lesson baseline assessment to allow the PE Dept to assess student’s fitness levels, subject knowledge, skill level and technical and tactical awareness so that we can set the students in accordance with ability. This is to ensure that our curriculum is tailored to support all students by basing our groups on sporting ability giving all students the opportunity to progress at a pace that suits their individual ability, helping to improve not only skill development, but confidence and independence.

Students are also taught to use technical terminology accurately and precisely, building up an extended specialist vocabulary. They can use with confidence. Knowledge is embedded using knowledge organisers and interleaving in lessons. We incorporate numeracy into the PE curriculum by getting students to apply their mathematical knowledge to their understanding of PE, including measuring, timing, estimating, and analyzing data.



In KS4 students cover a variety of sports and activities, looking more closely at tactics and strategies through a series of conditioned and competitive sports. Students have the opportunity to continue their love of sport by opting to study level1/2 Cambridge Nationals in Sports Science. Cambridge National in Sport Science helps students appreciate how Sport Science can help support physical activity at all levels. Over the 2 years, students will cover two mandatory units and two optional units within the qualification. Throughout the course students will need to synthesize the knowledge, skills and understanding they develop in the mandatory units, in order to apply them to relevant contexts when they complete the assessment for the optional units. Three of the four unit involve producing a piece of coursework. With the final unit comprising of a written 1-hour exam on Injuries in Sport. 

Sports Science 

Unit 1 R181: Applying the Principles of Training 

Unit 2 R183: Nutrition and Sports Performance 

Unit 3 R180: Reducing the risk of sports injuries and dealing with common medical conditions. 

R181 (80 marks) and R183 (40 marks) are coursework based whereas the R180 is an exam (70 marks). Taking part in sport and physical activity puts the body under stress. Students will need to know how to reduce the risk of injury when taking part in sport, and how to respond to injuries and medical conditions in a sport setting are, therefore, vital skills in many career roles within the sport and leisure industry, whether you are a lifeguard, or steward at a sports stadium, a personal fitness instructor or a Physiotherapist. By completing this unit, students will know how to prepare participants to take part in physical activity in a way which minimises the risk of injuries occurring, how to react to common injuries that can occur during sport and how to recognise the symptoms of some common medical conditions, providing a good foundation to undertake formal first aid training and qualifications. 

Students in KS4 will learn about anatomy, physiology, injury prevention, improving personal fitness through appropriate training and diet, and the role of psychology in improving performance. Lessons will consist of theory and practical which challenge students whilst supporting the needs of all.  

At both KS3 and KS4 lessons interleave previous content so that the knowledge is always at the forefront of student’s memory. Students use drills and random revision activates each lesson before introducing new content. This aids with memory recall and allows students to strive to achieve the best results possible in Sports Science. 

Extracurricular and Enrichment 

Attend extra-curricular sporting clubs and competitions, have an opportunity to represent their school and community, competing in sport and other activities that build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.  Celebrating success and manage the challenge of defeat. The PE Dept run an extensive extracurricular programme throughout the year giving both boys and girls an opportunity to compete locally or on a national level. Enrichment trips to sporting fixtures, stadium tours, educational visits to support learning at KS4, as well as residential trips aboard enabling our students to access as many different opportunities as possible. 

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