Key Stage 3 builds on the skills learned in Key Stage 2 and is heavily focused on pupils learning to improve Physical Literacy skills – running, jumping, throwing, catching, balance, agility, coordination and kicking skills.

The programme of study focuses on the following: Use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in face to face competition through team and individual games. eg football, netball, rounders, cricket, hockey, basketball, badminton ,tennis, rugby, lacrosse,table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball and handball. Develop their techniques and improve their performance in other competitive sports such as athletics and gymnastics. Perform dances using advanced movement patterns. Take part in outdoor and adventurous activities which present mental and physical challenges eg orienteering. Compare their performances with previous ones to achieve their personal best eg fitness work

All students in KS4 study a Sport qualification, this is taught through 4 lessons over the 2 week timetable.  Three lessons are taught through practical activity and the remaining lesson is a theory classroom based lesson.

In years 10 and 11 this consists of an external examination of 1 hour in length in addition to three pieces of coursework. Students study the following units ;

  • Fitness for sport and exercise
  • Practical sports performer
  • Training and personal fitness / Applying the principles of personal training ( current year 10)
  • Leading sports activities

For further information, including details of the assessment criteria and unit content please see the link below :

Year 11 students –

Year 10 students –

Year 9 students will follow an examination curriculum depending on their year 9 performance, they will either follow the ;

wjec –

btec tech –

btec award –

All of the above courses follow the same format for delivery. Three lessons are taught practically but one of the three lessons will have a greater emphasis on the theory component being taught through practical activity and the remaining lesson over the two week timetable is a  theory lesson based in a classroom  – all the above qualifications are equivalent to one GCSE.

The current specifications studied within KS5: BTEC Sport Level 3

The course consists of both practical and theoretical elements and is assessed through coursework based assignments. Students study a range of modules depending upon which BTEC qualification they select. The following qualifications are available to students Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma worth 180 learning credits and equivalent to 3 A Levels Level 3 BTEC Diploma worth 120 learning credits and equivalent to 2 A Levels Level 3 BTEC Subsiduary Diploma worth 60 learning credits and equivalent to 1 A Level

During the winter months we offer Football, Basketball, Badminton, Netball, Table tennis, Gymnastics, Dance, Trampolining, Fitness and Boxing.

In the summer term we offer Athletics, Cricket, Rounder’s, Tennis, and Fitness. We run school teams in the following sports: Football, Rugby, Basketball, Badminton, Netball ,Table tennis, Trampolining, Cross Country, Athletics, Cricket, Rounder’s, swimming.

Sixth Form students can opt to pursue coaching and leadership qualifications for example: Year 12 CSLA Level 2 which comprises of 10 hours voluntary coaching in the community. This is often completed in our local Primary schools. Year 13 HSLA Level 3 which comprises of 30 hours voluntary coaching and enables students to have a Level 1 Coaching qualification in addition to the HSLA qualification. Both of the above qualifications also enable students to gain a First Aid qualification. The courses are externally assessed by Sports Leaders UK.

To check your current Physical Education Progress please click on the link below and sign-in with your school google account. NB.

PE Performance Tracker