Physical Education

All pupils follow a core PE curriculum which runs in line with the National Curriculum.

The Department facilities include:

  • Fourvière - our new Sports Hall - which includes 4 badminton courts; 1 full sized netball court; SH1 - a dedicated classroom for GCSE and A Level PE and Pyschology students and a Fitness Suite with 16 cardiovascular stations
  • Indoor heated 20m swimming pool
  • Traditional gymnasium
  • Dance studio
  • Playing fields - 2 grass hockey pitches; 4 rounders pitches; grass running track
  • 4 netball courts and 5 tennis courts 
  • Olympic sized (9m) long jump pit with a 30m all weather track
  • Astro Turf - multi sports surface
  • Various ability Cross Country Courses

Core PE

Pupils in Years 7 - 9 will study Athletics, Badminton, Dance, Football, Health Related Exercise, Hockey, Independent Gym, Lifesaving, Netball, Orienteering, Personal Survival, Rounders, Swimming, Synchronised Swimming, Tennis and Trampolining.

Pupils in Years 10 and 11 will study Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Football, Hockey, Independent Gym, Netball, Pop Lacrosse, Table Tennis, Trampolining and Volleyball.

We enter all local and regional tournaments which run throughout the academic year in netball, hockey and athletics

Fixtures are played against local schools in the area after school up to 4 days of the week in netball, hockey, athletics, swimming, tennis and rounders. County and invitation tournaments are attended at weekends.

Key Stage 5 (AS/A Level)

Board: OCR

This specification in physical education should encourage candidates to:

  • develop an understanding of the factors influencing performance and the ability to apply these to a range of physical activities;
  • develop knowledge and skills of selected physical activities;
  • develop the skills necessary to analyse, evaluate and improve performance;
  • develop an appreciation of social, moral and cultural issues which affect participation and performance in physical activity.

In addition, this specification should encourage candidates to:

  • develop the capacity to think critically about the relationship between the different factors influencing performance;

Course Details

Theoretical component

Practical Component

Practical Areas for assessment: girls can be assessed in their performance in any of these sports:



Study Skills Required

  • Good summary skills
  • Interest in current affairs / issues relating to sport
  • Independent reading
  • Independent research
  • Ability to interpret different materials
  • Sound understanding of the basic scientific principles

Teaching Approaches

Various methods will be used depending on the topics but these will include traditional, shared, group work, independent learning.  One piece of homework will be set per lesson taught.  This will include reading, research, and past paper questions.

Careers and Support Subjects

There are obviously strong links with the sciences, biology, history and psychology in particular.  Past students have chosen to follow degree courses in physiotherapy, sports science and leisure management and teaching.