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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



KS3 ACTIVITIES - 6 lesson units
Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
Swimming * Not during COVID X X
X 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 3 x 1 hour 10 minute lessons over 2 weeks for Years 7 and 8. 4 x 1 hour and 10 minute lessons for Year 9. 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 Lessons:

Students receive 1 x 1 hour 10 minute lesson weekly which will based on their choice of themselves as “an active personality” are they competitive, recreational, fitness motivated, leadership or reluctant. 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
  • Cricket
  • Cross-country walking/running
  • Dodgeball
  • Football
  • Handball
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Rugby Union
  • 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
Monday LUNCH: Year 9 Boys Football and Girls Netball
Tuesday LUNCH: Year 8 Boys Football and Girls Netball
AFTER SCHOOL 3.40-4.40: Year 9 Mixed Basketball
Wednesday LUNCH: Year 11 Mixed Basketball
AFTER SCHOOL 3.40-4.40: Year 10 Mixed Basketball
Thursday LUNCH: Year 10 + 11 Girls Boys Football and Girls Netball
AFTER SCHOOL 3.40-4.40: Year 7 Mixed Basketball
Friday LUNCH: Year 7 Boys Football and Girls Netball
Clubs to come soon: Boys Hockey and Girls Football –Watch this Space!


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
Jenny Attwell Teacher
Andrew Fielding Teacher
Adam Hill Teacher/Head of Year
Helena Nicholls Teacher/SLT


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