Physical Education

Subject: Physical Education

Success is not something that just happens – success is learned, success is practiced and then it is shared. We want students to demonstrate a joy of lifelong learning and love for sport. It’s ok if you try and fail but it’s not ok if you fail to try.

Big Ideas (About PE)

  • Effective teaching and learning of co-operation and competition improves skills and qualities, which will aid success later in life physically, mentally and socially.
  • Knowledge of the rules and a willingness to follow them will have a positive effect on deeper understanding of the sport, encouraging respect and fair play.
  • You don’t have to be a good performer to be an effective coach.
  • Physical education serves a purpose of reducing levels of inactivity among young people during and after school, and provides prevention for child obesity.
  • Physical activity develops confidence in every child to support and lead an active healthy lifestyle.
  • The job of a leader is to encourage, inspire, guide and support everyone to perform better.
  • Competition can positively affect technique, behaviour, attitudes, beliefs and performance.
  • You can improve your own and team performance regardless of who your competition is.
  • Physical education should ensure there is a range of activities available for people to try, so everyone can excel in at least one area.
  • In PE you should Practice Everything, and have an element of Personal Engagement so you can Promote Exercise further.


PE – Curriculum Plan – Year 7

PE – Curriculum Plan – Year 8

PE – Curriculum Plan – Year 9

PE KeyStage 4

GCSE course offered

The Pearson Edexcel GCSE Physical Education Level1/level 2 (9-1)

This course consists of two externally-examined papers and two non-examined assessment components

Component 1 – Fitness and body systems – written examination 1 hour and 45 minutes

    • Anatomy and physiology
    • Physical training

Component 2 – Health and Performance – written examination 1 hour and 15 minutes

    • Health, fitness and well being
    • Sport psychology
    • Socio-cultural influences

Component 3 – Practical Performance -105 marks (35 marks per activity) one team, one individual and one other activity

Component 4 – Personal Exercise Programme – 20 marks

  • Planning and analysis
  • Carrying out and monitoring the PEP
  • Evaluation of the PEP

Where can additional information about the curriculum be found?

Additional Support

Resources on VLE – PE area

Advice and support can be gained from all PE team

Further Study/Career Pathways

Sports coaching, Sports coaching science, PE teacher, Sports massage, physiotherapy, Leisure centre management, Sports analyst, A-level PE.


Other (GCSE equivalent) course offered

Exam Board and Specification: OCR – Cambridge National Certificate in Sport Science, Level 2

Main course content:

  • Unit RO41:  Reducing the risk of sports injuries.
  • Unit RO42: Applying principles of training.
  • + 2 Optional Units from the following: RO43 – The body’s response to physical activity, RO44 – Sports Psychology, RO45 – Sports nutrition and RO46 – Technology in sport.

Assessment Methods


  • Unit RO41 – 1hour written exam paper.

Controlled Assessment

  • Mandatory Unit RO42: Applying principles of training and the 2 optional units will be internally assessed assignments through written tasks, presentations, practical demonstrations or interviews.

Recommended Resources

  • OCR PE for GSCE
  • OCR Revise for GCSE PE
  • OCR My revision notes GCSE PE

Additional Support

Resources on VLE – PE area

Advice and support can be gained from all PE team

Further Study/Career Pathways

Sports coaching, Sports coaching science, PE teacher, Sports massage, physiotherapy, NVQ’s and Diploma’s in Personal training and Leisure management,  Apprenticeships, A-level PE level 3, Cambridge Technical’s in Sport level 2 & 3.

Other (GCSE equivalent) course offered

OCR Cambridge Nationals in SPORT STUDIES Level1/2 Award/Certificate

Students will cover the following four units:

  • RO51 – Contemporary Issues in Sport (this is examination based completing a 1 hour exam paper)
  • RO52 – Developing sport skills
  • RO53 – Sports Leadership
  • RO56 – Developing knowledge and skills in outdoor activities

Each unit is assessed out of 60 marks where student’s complete assignment based tasks from set scenarios

This course is delivered with a combination of practical assessment and theory activity.