Physical Education

Head of Teaching & Learning: Mr S Holte

  • Ms J Brewington – Second in Charge – PE, Schools Sports Co-ordinator
  • Mr K Lusk – Achievement Leader Year 7
  • Ms L Mackelworth
  • Mr J Hutson
  • Miss M Cull – Dance Teacher
  • Miss A Nee
  • Miss J Lanning
  • Mr N Buckley
  • Miss Cole – PE Assistant
  • Miss Bridge – PE Assistant

PE Sponsorship Brochure 2019-2020

PE Extra-curricular timetable 2019-2020


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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.


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

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PE Awards Evening 2019

Sports Day 2019

PSV Eindhoven Tour 2018

PE Awards 2018 with Adam Virgo


PE Awards 2017 with BHAFC Captain, Bruno



FC Porto Football Tour 2016







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