Physical Education

Head of Department:
Mr Mark Nicholson

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This subject aims to build on and embed the physical development and skills learned in Key Stages 1 and 2, become more competent, confident and expert in their techniques, and applies them across different sports and physical activities.

The department aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • lead healthy, active lives

During Years 7 – 9 (Key Stage 3) students will experience and be taught to:

  • Use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games, for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, rounders and rugby
  • Develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports, for example, athletics and gymnastics
  • Perform dances using advanced dance techniques within a range of dance styles and forms
  • Take part in outdoor and adventurous activities which present intellectual and physical challenges and be encouraged to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group
  • Analyse their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best
  • Take part in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs.


By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.



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