Welcome to the PE Department


Inspiring young people to lead a healthy and active lifestyle and enjoy the Physical, Social and Emotional benefits of being active both within school and beyond. 

Why learn different sports?

Every lesson within PE has the obvious specific sports related skills which are developed. However, less explicitly, key employability skills are established and improved upon – teamwork, creativity, resilience, motivation, leadership, communication and organisational skills to name just some of the personal skills developed within each and every unit delivered. 

Years 7, 8, 9

Sports are taught in half termly blocks with knowledge, skill and understanding built upon from one year to the next. 

In Years 7, 8 ,9 students will cover the following sports:

Fertile question: Can you perform the skills and techniques of an effective sports person in a competitive game situation?

  • Athletics - Jumps, Throws, Track
  • Badminton - Serves, Clear Shot, Drop shots
  • Basketball - Passing, Ball Control, Catching, Footwork, Shooting, Defending
  • Cricket - Throwing, Catching, Bowling, Batting, Fielding
  • Football - Passing, Dribbling, Turning with the ball, Striking 
  • Frisbee - Backhand, Forearm, Tackling, Catching
  • Gymnastics - Balance, Movement, Routine
  • Handball - Passing, Footwork, Shooting, Defending, Goalkeeping
  • Lacrosse - Picking up, Passing, Cradling, Shooting, Tackling, Blocking 
  • Netball - Passing, Ball Control, Footwork, Shooting
  • Leadership - Communication, Organisation, Planning, Assessing/ Evaluating (covered in Year 7)
  • Rounders - Throwing, Catching, Batting, Fielding
  • Rugby - Passing, Tackling, Scrummaging, Line-Outs, Kicking
  • Softball - Batting, Fielding and Running
  • Tennis - Grips, Ground Shots, Serves, Returning of serve, Volley
  • Volleyball - Digging, Setting, Spiking, Serving, Blocking

Years 10, 11

PE lessons are focused on increasing activity and promoting a healthy active lifestyle. Lessons are less practical skills based and more on recreational sport with focus on improving physical, social and emotional wellbeing.

KS4 Examination PE - OCR Cambridge National in Sport Science 

Fertile question: How has technology enhanced sports on various levels? 

Within this unit, students will learn about many different technologies within sport. They will highlight the positives and negatives of technology as well as evaluating the impact it has had on sport in general. 

Fertile question: How does the body respond to exercise and why?

Students will learn about the musculo-skeletal system as well as the cardio-respiratory system analysing the short and long term effects of exercise on each. 

Fertile question: What are the principles of training and why are they important for performance improvement?

Students will explore the different principles of training and components of fitness. From this, they will perform fitness tests on a peer then link the two aspects of this unit together to design and implement an effective training programme. 

Fertile question: What are the risks in taking part in modern day sport and how can they be reduced? 

This exam unit highlights the dangers within modern day sport and the various steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of injury. Pupils will also learn about common sporting injuries, how they are likely to occur and the best treatment should they happen. 


Cambridge Nationals - Sports Science

Mr T. Corcoran

Head of PE

Mr T. Waring

Teacher of Boys PE

Mrs E. Dunlop

Teacher of Girls PE

Mr T. Thatcher

Teacher of Boys PE

Ms L. Violet

Teacher of Girls PE

Miss A. Bennett

Teacher of Girls PE

Physical Education

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