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Curriculum Overview.

During every PE lesson it is our aim that all students are given the opportunity to:

  • Excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • Be physically active for sustained periods of time
  • Engage in competitive sports and activities
  • Lead healthy active lifestyles.

Key Stage 3 – 2 Hours a week working on a 4 week rotation of a variety of sports

In years 7, 8 & 9, students will be taught how to:

  • Use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents
  • Develop personal technique and improve own performance
  • Analyse own performance and compare with previous performances. Students will demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best
  • Take part in competitive sports and activities outside of school.
  • Perform dances using advanced dance techniques

They will do this through a variety of activities such as:

Autumn & Spring Term

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Indoor Athletics

Healthy Active Lifestyles (Fitness based module)






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Key Stage 4 – 2 Hours a week

In years 10 & 11 students will be taught how to:

  • Use & develop a variety of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents
  • Develop personal technique
  • Evaluate personal performance compared to previous ones and continue to improve across a range of physical activities to achieve their personal best
  • Continue to take part regularly in competitive sports and activities outside of school through community links and sports clubs.

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Students will have more choice as to the areas that they focus on.

They will select from the main activities offered at KS 3.

In addition, students will also have the opportunity to choose:

  • Trampolining
  • Use of the fitness room for personal training
  • School based fitness classes – e.g Step Aerobics
  • Handball
  • Volleyball
  • 5-a-side football

We run regular fixtures in the major sports with all local secondary schools



All students will be assessed according to the new GCSE criteria. This will be made student appropriate via “I can…” statements. Students will be constantly updated on their progress during lessons. A more formal report will be issued yearly.

Extra- Curricular Activities

We actively encourage ALL students to participate in some form of extra-curricular physical activity. Some of the clubs will be a route into playing competitive sport for the school, whilst others are organised on a more recreational basis. Either way, ALL students are ALWAYS welcome.  Try it you might like it! We currently offer our students the following extra-curricular activities:

  • Hockey, Rugby
  • Football, Trampolining
  • Table Tennis, Basketball
  • Badminton, Rounders
  • Netball, Gymnastics
  • Fencing, Tennis
  • Volleyball, Athletics
  • Cricket, Softball
  • Handball, Aerobics

We are always looking to expand our programme so if you would like to suggest an activity that we do not currently offer, we would love to hear from you.


We also have opportunity for leadership where students are instrumental in organising, running and hosting local primary school festivals: We also run a Level 1 Sports Leaders Award whereby students gain a qualification in this remit which can be used for college applications and to build their CV.


Inter-House Competitions

These feature very strongly for all years and we currently have competitions in the following events:

  • Rugby
  • Hockey
  • Dodgeball
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cross – Country
  • 5-a-side
  • Biathlon – (run & cycle)
  • Handball
  • Softball
  • Rounders
  • Swimming gala
  • Athletics/Sports day

We are always looking to expand our programme so if you would like to suggest an activity that we do not currently offer, we would love to hear from you.

Certification in PE: OCR SPORTS STUDIES

A guide to OCR Sports Studies
This is a 2 year course with 4 units. Only 1 of them is an exam, the rest are coursework or practically based. This is the equivalent of the GCSE PE option and at the end of the course instead of a grade 8/7/6 etc pupils will be awarded a Level 2 Distinction* (8.5) , Level 2 Distinction (7), Level 2 Merit (5.50), Level 2 Pass (4) Level 1 Distinction (3), Level 1 Merit (2), Level 1 Pass (1.25)
Year 1
R051: Contemporary issues in sport (EXAM) Mock in Jan and the real exam in MAY with an opportunity to resit in Jan in Year 11. Units include: Topics covered over 4 Learning Outcomes:
LO1: Understand the issues which affect participation in sport
L02: Know about the role of sport in promoting values
LO3: Understand the importance of hosting major sporting events
L04: Know about the role of national governing bodies in sport
R052: Developing sports skills (Practical Unit)
You will be assessed in many sports and your best marks will be taken forward. You must be assessed in 1 individual and 1 team sport on your use of skills/tactics/decision making/umpiring/rules.
One of the Learning Objectives is to devise a training programme and to complete it to improve in your chosen sport
Year 2
R053: Sports Leadership (some practical some theory)
You will learn how to be an effective sports leader and how to plan, deliver and evaluate sports sessions.
LO1: Know the personal qualities, styles, roles and responsibilities associated with effective sports leadership
LO2/3/4: Be able to plan/deliver and evaluate a sports session
You will also gain a level 2 in sports leadership with Sports Leaders UK which means you get 2 qualifications!
R054: Sport and the Media (coursework)
LO1: Know how sport is covered by the media
LO2/3: Understand the positive and negative effects that the media can have on sport
LO4: Understand the relationship between the media and sport