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Physical Education

The Key Stage 3 and 4 curriculum involves a wide range of activities, including games activities, net games, gymnastics, fitness, dance and athletics. Specific sports taught include:

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Rugby
  • Hockey
  • Table tennis
  • Netball
  • Gymnastics
  • Fitness
  • Trampolining
  • Dance
  • Volleyball
  • Handball
  • Athletics
  • Cricket
  • Softball
  • Rounders
  • Badminton


Each class has a 50 minute lesson per week (single period). Pupils cover a curriculum personally devised for each class by the teacher, promoting healthy living and exercise for life. The curriculum also develops a wide range of skills and the ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully.


How parents or other members of the public can find out more about the curriculum. Links to the specification and important revision websites would be useful here.

Link 1 - Edexcel

Link 2 - BBC Subjects


A list of the courses available to pupils at KS4, including GCSEs



Exam Board: Edexcel

Assessment: 60% examination, 40% practical and controlled assessment

Course Overview

Within this course students study for two written exams and one non-exam assessment. The first unit covers ‘The Human body and movement in physical activity and sport’ and the second unit covers ‘Socio-cultural influences and well-being in physical activity and sport.’ The non-exam assessment three different physical activities in the role of player/performer (one in a team activity, one in an individual activity and a third in either a team or in an individual activity). Students will participate in a variety of activities throughout the 2 year course and their best practical scores will be used for this unit. This unit is assessed through a practical exam which is assessed by an external moderator.


BTEC First Award in Sport

Exam Board: Edexcel

Assessment: 25% examination, 75% coursework.

Course Overview

Within this course students complete a variety of units which are assessed by completing written pieces of coursework. Unit 1 - Fitness for Sport and Exercise is assessed through an exam which is completed using a computer. The units covered are Unit 2 - Practical Sports Performance, and Unit 5 - Training for Personal Fitness and Unit 6 – Leading Sports Activities.



The 16-19 qualifications offered.

BTEC National Extended Certificate in Sport and Exercise Science

Exam Board: Edexcel

Assessment: Mandatory content (67%). External assessment consisting of two exams and a controlled assessment (42%).

Course Overview

This is the largest qualification in the suite of BTEC Nationals in Sport and Exercise Science and is equivalent in size to three A Levels. It is best suited to learners who want to progress to higher education programmes in the sport and exercise science sector.  Some of the units covered are:

Sport and Exercise Physiology

Functional Anatomy

Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology

Field and Laboratory-based Fitness Testing

Nutrition for Sport and Exercise Performance

Sports Injury and Assessment