Physical Education


In the PE department we aim to be inclusive and promote participation and activity. We are lucky to have excellent indoor facilities comprising a 4 court sports hall, dance/activity studio and a fitness suite. The outdoor facilities are developing all the time and we hope to have a 3g floodlit pitch available before the end of 2019. All the staff in the department are fully qualified and subject specialists with a real passion for sport and physical education.

The academic aspect of PE (GCSE, Camtec and A level) have been particularly successful in recent years with many students achieving excellent results with a good number moving on to study sports science at university.

The PE department run a dedicated website full of information and resources. Please follow the link below:

PE Department Website

Key Stage 3

We aim to provide a wide and varied curriculum for years 7,8 and 9. During key stage 3 all students will experience swimming, gymnastics, football, netball, rugby, hockey, badminton, basketball, table tennis, athletics, rounders, cricket and tennis. The focus is on participation and activity. Some students will have the opportunity to train as level 1 sports leaders and will work in the local community.

Key Stage 4

In years 9 and 10 students will have more choice over which activities they participate in. The focus is very much on enjoyment but also creating an interest in particular areas which can be followed up in the students own time and perhaps become a lifetime activity. Activities on offer are netball, hockey, football, rugby, badminton, basketball, trampolining, weight training, yoga, athletics, tennis, softball and rounders. Some students also have the opportunity to train as level 2 sports leaders and assist with sporting festivals in the local area.

In year 10 students have the option to study GCSE PE. This is an academic and physical course. 60% is exam based, 40% is based on 3 sports. This is an interesting course that pupils with an interest in sport will really enjoy.

Key Stage 5

In year 12 students have the choice to opt for physical recreation as part of their further enrichment programme, this has always proved a popular option. They also get the opportunity to train as a level 3 sports leader and work within the area as a sport organiser.

Some students choose A level PE as a subject to study in the 6th form. The modules they cover are psychology, skill acquisition, sociology, physiology, contemporary sport and are assessed performing their chosen sport in a competitive situation.


GCSE is 2 exams worth 30% each. 3 sports worth 10% each. One piece of written coursework worth 10%.

A level is 3 exams (worth 30%, 20%, 20%) and one sport (20%) and a verbal analysis (10%).

Examination Boards


A level is OCR.

Resources to Support Learning

Students will be provided with a work book for GCSE students.

A level students are expected to purchase the 2 A level textbooks produced by Hodder and written by Honeybourne and Powell.

Careers Links

Many students go in to sport related careers like, fitness instructor, life guard, youth leader, sports coach, professional sports person, physiotherapy, sports psychology, injury rehab and sports scientist.

We also have a large number of students who go on to study sports related courses at university.

Subject Staff

Miss S. Cox

Mrs F. Steele

Mr J. Middlebrook

Mr S. Harrop

Mr P. Straker

Ms S. Down

Mr A. Rogers

Mrs D. Drummond