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Physical Education

Physical Education


The Physical Education consists of 8 full time teachers and a PE technician. We have a good range of facilities including sports hall, gym, multi gym, indoor tennis centre, spinning bikes, astro turf and extensive fields.

We believe in designing our curriculum to suit every student so their Physical Education lessons are enjoyable and promote a healthy active lifestyle. In year 7 & 8 we cover a broad and balanced curriculum so all our students have a taste of a wide range of sports. In 9, 10 and 11 students can then make an informed choice of which pathway to follow from performance, participation, aesthetics or Outdoor Adventurous Activities. We hope this informed choice will ensure an enjoyable experience.

If you want to discuss any issues relating to Physical Education please do not hesitate to contact Miss C McQuade who will endeavor to help you.

Courses on Offer

GCSE Physical Education

The GCSE physical education course offers students the opportunity to develop further their knowledge, understanding and performance of a wide range of practical sports. The practical element of the course makes up 60% of the student’s final grade within this the students are required to offer four performances, in practical contexts, in the role of player/participant, official or leader. At least two of the four performances must be in the role of player/participant. The remaining 40% is theory based where the student will complete a 1 hour 30mins written paper that identifying the factors that affect performance and participation.

For more information:http://www.edexcel.com/

Btec extended Certificate

The Btec Extended Certificate is an exam-free alternative to GCSEs, taking a more engaging, practical approach to learning and assessment. This qualification is the equivalent to two GCSEs at A*-C level.  This suits a range of learning styles and can be adapted to ensure everyone is successful.

For more information:http://www.edexcel.com/

Btec Diploma in Sport

The Sports world comprises an enormous variety of different careers such as Sports Centre’s, Leisure Centre’s, Outdoor Activities Centre’s, Armed Forces, Sport & Leisure Industry, Higher Education for PE and Sport.  This qualification is the equivalent to four GCSEs at A*-C level and it will help you to develop the understanding and competency needed when considering entering employment in this sector.


This course has been selected for students as it is 100% course work assessed with the students producing a portfolio of evidence which is completed over the year.  The students will develop knowledge and understanding of the concepts of health and well being, the role of nutrition and planning and preparing for personal exercise and nutrition.

For more information:http://www.ncfe.org.uk/