Physical Education

Students follow an exciting curriculum experiencing a wide range of activities with the aim of improving them as a performer, not just in the application of their skills but also the cognitive, social, personal and health aspects of participating in physical activity.

“Excellence through Sport and Physical Activity for all"


  • To provide a varied, purposeful and enjoyable Physical Education and Games programme. We aim to give every pupil the chance to achieve, thereby increasing self-esteem and confidence.
  • To develop teamwork, skills and identify talent, ensuring all pupils reach their potential.
  • To develop a positive attitude towards Physical Education and sport, encouraging participation in post-school recreation and the pursuit of a healthy lifestyle
The year 11 hockey girls are County Champions!

The year 11 hockey girls are County Champions! Undefeated in the area and undefeated in the County, for the 3rd year running - an outstanding achievement. No goals were conceded in the tournament and they won all 3 games. 1-0, 4-0 and 4-0. A fantastic achievement by the girls who have been extremely dedicated to their hockey throughout their heathfield careers. They will be sorely missed at heathfield and will go down in sporting history at the school! A massive well done to the Year 11 County Champions! Thank you for all your hard work, it has been an absolute pleasure. #proud2bheathfield

Miss Nicholls


KS3 ACTIVITIES - 6 week units
Year 7Year 8Year 9
Indoor Games – eg. badminton, basketball, dodgeball, volleyball but not exclusively
Outdoor Games – e.g cricket, capture the flag, football, handball, hockey, netball, rounders, tennis, rugby and ultimate frisbee but not exclusively.
Knowledge – Speak like a Sports Scientist – anatomy and physiology.

Students will receive 2 x 1 hour 10 minute lessons and will enjoy using a wide range of fantastic facilities:

  • Fitness Hut
  • Sports Hall (4 Badminton courts)
  • All weather pitch (used for Hockey, Football, Tennis - 9 courts)
  • Hard court area for 2 Netball courts
  • Playing fields - 2 Rugby/Football pitches and grids plus athletics track
  • Swimming is at Blackbrook Pavilion.


Year 10 and 11 Core PE Games Lessons:

Students receive 1 x 1 hour 10 minute lesson weekly which will based on either a 'recreational' or 'competitive' rotation, depending on which best suits the individual (GCSE/Sports Studies pupils will all take part in the competitive groups). Every 3-4 weeks the sports will change so the pupils will enjoy a variety of activities. For the competitive groups, these sports will include those that may be used as part of the GCSE practical assessment, which may include many of those from the KS3 curriculum continued. For the recreational groups, we try to include a range of activities that promote enjoyment of PE and physical, social and mental benefits to enhance their KS4 experience. Pupils may at times be given a choice of the activity they complete for a particular week or block.

Options (for all students) include:

  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Capture the Flag/li>
  • Cricket
  • Cross-country walking/running
  • Dodgeball
  • Football
  • Handball
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Rugby Union
  • Trampolining
  • Ultimate Frisbee
Sports Science GCSE PE

Students also have the opportunity to opt for the AQA course in Sports Science GCSE P.E..

  • AQA Board examination
  • 60% two paper exam at the end of the 2 year course.
  • Content Paper 1 Human Body and Movement analysis:
    • Applied anatomy and physiology
    • Movement analysis
    • Physical training
    • Use of data
  • Paper 2 Socio-cultural influence and well being:
    • Sports psychology
    • Socio-cultural influences
    • Health, fitness and well-being
    • Use of data
  • 40% Practical performance.
    • 3 activities, one individual, one team and another of either.
    • Assessed skills and game/full context.
    • Assessed by staff and moderated by AQA

Sport Studies Cambridge Nationals - to be introduced for 2019//2020

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Opportunities

  • Sports Day
  • Wimbledon Tennis Trip
  • Sports Leaders organising primary festivals
  • Somerset School Games
  • Celebration of Sports Achievements Assemblies (Termly)
  • Annual Tennis tournament
P.E. Staff
Mel Pattemore Head of PE
Dan Chalk Deputy Head of PE
Andrew Fielding Teacher
Claire Haste Teacher
Adam Hill Teacher/Head of Year 9
Jayson Lillington Leadership Coordinator and PE Teacher
Helena Nicholls Teacher/Head of Year 10
Luke Scott Teacher
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