Physical Education

Head of Teaching & Learning: Mr S Bartholomew

Ms J Brewington – Second in Charge – PE, Schools Sports Co-ordinator
Mr K Lusk – Achievement Leader Year 11
Ms L Mackelworth 
Miss R Rigg 
Mr J Hutson
Miss M Cull – Dance Teacher
Miss K Saunders – Cover Supervisor/PE Assistant

PE Sponsorship Brochure 2018-2019

Extra-curricular timetable Winter 2018-2019

Clubs and Activities 2018-19

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The Department aims to provide a wide range of individual and group activities to promote health and fitness, provide enjoyment and develop skills within a structured, varied programme.

Facilities: Gym, Sports Hall, Astro, Fitness Suite, GCSE classroom, hard court area for netball and tennis, extensive fields.  Local facilities are also used.

KS3: Two lessons per week covering a range of activities.  Activities offered include gym, dance, athletics, basketball, hockey, tennis,  fitness, orienteering, rugby, football, netball, cricket, stoolball, rounders, softball, badminton and table tennis.

KS4:  Students are able to choose their pathway to life long fitness – Health & Fitness, Competitive and Leadership routes.  These options include boxercise, aerobics, Sports Leaders Level 1 Award and a range of games activities.  Students currently have one lesson a week at KS4.

GCSE  Physical Education (AQA)
60% Practical (The Active Participant):- Students will undertake four assessments from at least two different groups.  Students must have at least two assessments as a player/performer.  They have the option to submit two of their assessments in a different role – coach/organiser/choreographer or official.

Students must also complete an analysis of performance that is included in their overall practical grade.
40% Theory (Knowledge and Understanding of the Active Participant);- Students will complete a written exam that will consist of three sections – multiple choice/pre-released Scenarios/short answer questions.  The exam duration is 1 hour 30 minutes.

Cambridge National Award in Sport Studies (OCR) Level 1/2
75% Coursework assessed internally.  Students will complete a series of coursework tasks covering 3 units: Developing Sports Skills, Sport & the Media and Sports Leadership.

25% Assessed through external examination in Contemporary Issues in Sport.  Exam in January 2017.

Sport for All
A wide range of interform competition is run throughout the year at KS3 and KS4.  In addition, club activities run before, during and after school.  Competitive matches in local leagues/cups are also played on a regular basis, and often with considerable success.  The department consistently experiences high attendance at clubs that it runs.

GCSE                           AQA
AQA Physical Education GCSE

Cambridge National Award in Sport Studies (OCR) Level 1/2
Cambridge Nationals Sport Studies

Curriculum Maps

Scheme of Work:

PSV Eindhoven Tour 2018

PE Awards 2018 with Adam Virgo


PE Awards 2017 with BHAFC Captain, Bruno



FC Porto Football Tour 2016

PE Sponsorship Brochure 2018-2019

2018-2019 PE Department Sponsors are:







MS 365
School Comms
Parents Evening