Head of Department - Mr P. Jamieson

Our Aim

The philosophy of the Physical Education Department is aptly summed up in the familiar slogan, ‘Sport for All’. We seek to promote all aspects of P.E. and active recreation, and encourage our students to develop physically, personally, socially and morally. To these ends, all teaching and learning styles are employed (including the traditional academic, as an aspect of sixth form study). Group and independent learning are central to our work.


Key Stage 3 Core PE

At Key Stage 3, we set about building upon the foundation of the previous Key Stage, and further develop our pupils’ skills relating to the six areas of prescribed study: dance, gymnastics, swimming, athletics, outdoor education, and games (the last being compulsory for all). Pupils’ knowledge base is considerably extended, new skills are acquired, and insight is gained into sporting tactics and decision-making.

Over the academic year, depending on the strengths and make up of a particular group, a series of activities will be selected from the following activities. The Curriculum has a competitive element in every lesson and activity. The National Curriculum stipulates that some activities must be covered and they are highlighted. The students will be based lined at the start of Year 7 against age specific criteria. The students will then be assessed at the end of each block of work. The activities run for each half term. Each student will receive 4 lessons of Physical Education per fortnight.

Year 7 Boys Year 7 Girls
Baseline Assessment Baseline Assessment
Gymnastics Dance
Softball Gymnastics
Athletics Rounders
Football Athletics
Badminton Football
Basketball Hockey
Rugby Netball
Tennis Tennis
Hockey Badminton
Year 8 Boys Year 8 Girls
Football Netball
Rugby Dance
Basketball Gynmastics
Badminton Rounders
Hockey Athletics
Gymnastics Football
Softball Hockey
Tennis Tennis
Athletics Badminton
Orienteering Orienteering

KS3 Example Schemes of Work

Key Stage 3 National Curriculum

Key Stage 4 Core PE

At Key Stage 4, students begin to follow a pathway of either games or fitness. The programme develops the work studied at Key Stage 3. Physical activity is clearly (and practically) related to issues of health and well-being: training, fitness, and dietary techniques are demonstrated and taught.

The whole of KS4 is assessed practically against the marking frame. This includes any core PE lessons



KS4 Example Schemes of Work

Key Stage 4 National Curriculum

GCSE/BTEC Physical Education Qualification


BTEC LEVEL 2 in Sport (Edexcel)

Pupils who would like to follow a Sport pathway as an option will be guided into either GCSE PE (OCR)/ BTEC LEVEL 2 in Sport (Edexcel), depending on the suitability of the pupil.


The courses builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills established in Key Stage 3 Physical Education. It will give you exciting opportunities to be involved in a number of different physical activities, promoting an active and healthy lifestyle. You should have an interest in physical education and sport, enjoy being active and appreciate the benefits of keeping fit and healthy.

Areas of study will include:

  • Develop your knowledge and practical skills in a range of physical activities.
  • Examine the efforts of exercise and how training can improve performance.
  • Identify ways to develop and maintain a healthy, active lifestyle through participation in physical activity
  • Sports Psychology
  • Socio-cultural issues within sport.
Practical in 3 sports (2 team/1 individual)
  • Fitness and Sport and Exercise
  • Practical Sport Performance (Practically able in 1 team & 1 individual sport)
  • The mind & Sports Performance
  • Training for Personal Fitness

Personal Attributes required:

Students must be committed to this course and be willing to join in extra-curricular activities to further their progress. They must also be aware that lessons are not all practical sessions and that some are theory based in a classroom.

Future Career Plans:

What can I do after I’ve completed the course?

As well as being the ideal preparation for the A Level Physical Education course, GCSE Physical Education/BTEC in Sport allows for progression to related vocational qualifications, such as BTEC Firsts and Nationals in Sport or Sport and Exercise Sciences. The course develops the transferable skills and key skills that employers are looking for and can lead to a wide variety of employment opportunities. This can include further training in areas such as recreational management, leisure activities, coaching, officiating, the fitness industry, the armed forces and the Civil Service.

Homework Expectations:

There is an expectation that students will complete a range of written and research tasks throughout the course. Students will also be expected to evaluate practical sessions that take place during lessons and practise their chosen sport through attending extra-curricular activities.

Students will need to complete homework of at least 30 minutes per week as part of the understanding needed for the written examination.

Boys Football Matches Fixtures for the week beginning 27th September

Tuesday 28th September

6th Form vs Sacred Heart 2.45pm Kick-off at Holy Family

Year 8 A & B 2.45pm Kick-off at Holy Family


Wednesday 29th September

Year 7b vs Woodchurch at Holy Family


Thursday 30th September

Year 7a at Calday 2.45pm Kick-off

Year 8b vs Calday 2.45pm Kick-off at Holy Family


Girls football matches

Tuesday 28th September

At home against Rainford U13s

Thursday 30th September

Years 7, 8, 9 and 11 away at Maricourt