Core Physical Education

Why study PE?

PE develops pupils’ competence and confidence to take part in a range of physical activities that become a central part of their lives, both in and out of school.  Our high-quality PE curriculum enables all pupils to enjoy and succeed in many kinds of physical activity.  They develop a wide range of skills and the ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully.  PE helps pupils develop personally and socially.  They work as individuals, in groups and in teams, developing concepts of fairness and of personal and social responsibility.  They take on different roles and responsibilities, including leadership, coaching and officiating.

What will I learn in PE?

You will get the opportunity to cover a variety of sports and activities, either through lessons or by attending extra-curricular activities before school, during lunchtime or after school.  These will include the following concepts.

Outwitting opponents: For example:

  • invasion games (e.g. Netball, Football, Rugby, Basketball and Hockey)
  • net/wall games (e.g. Volleyball, Tennis, Table Tennis and Badminton)
  • striking/fielding games (e.g. Softball, Rounders and Cricket)

Accurate replication:  Examples include:

Gymnastics, Trampolining and Dance.

Performing at maximum levels: Examples including:

racing in the swimming pool or having a low score in Golf or a high score in Archery.

Identifying and solving problems: Examples include:

Orienteering, Personal Survival, Life Saving and expeditions involving walking or using transport such as boats and canoes.

Exercising safely and effectively: Examples:

Aqua Aerobics, Weight Training, Jogging and Power Walking, in which success is related to improving feelings of health, fitness and wellbeing.

How will I be assessed in PE?

You will be assessed in each activity that will take place, usually in a five or six week block.  This will be done continually from lesson to lesson, so you will need to remain focused and determined every lesson.  You will also be informed what you need to do to improve to achieve the next level.  As well as this you will also be judged against the 10 High Quality PE outcomes which underpin our departments ethos for Core Physical Education.

To find out more information:

Contact any of the PE staff or the Head of PE Matt Grace,