Sports and Physical Activity Learning Journey


Sports Studies Learning Journey


“The difference between the impossible and possible lies in between a person’s determination.” Sir Alex Ferguson

The PE curriculum aims to provide a high quality curriculum which inspires all pupils to succeed and excel within physical activity enabling them to lead healthy lifestyles both physically and mentally. We want students to become physically confident supporting their overall health and fitness. We offer opportunities to compete in sport and other activities to build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect. Development of these key skills will allow students to produce a range of outcomes according to the abilities, needs and aspirations of students. These include success in formal qualifications, if chosen, at the end of KS4 and KS5 but also supports the development of transferable skills such as resilience, teamwork and confidence.


The curriculum is broad to cover a range of both sports and activities allowing students to develop an interest and understanding of the benefits of physical activity for both our physical and mental health. We ensure that all pupils develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities and are physically active for sustained periods of time. We provide opportunities for all students to engage in competitive sports and activities both within our curriculum and through our extra-curricular provision. We aim for all pupils to understand and lead healthy and active lives.

PE Curriculum KS3 – Year Group Topics Covered


Boys: Football, Rugby, Short Tennis, Hockey, Trampolining, Cricket, Athletics, Cross Country and Orienteering.

Girls: Netball, Football, Trampolining, Dance, Short Tennis, Rounders, Athletics, Cross Country and Orienteering.



Boys: Football, Rugby, Badminton, Basketball, Crossfit Gymnastics, Cricket, Athletics, Cross Country and Orienteering.

Girls: Netball, Tag Rugby, Health & Fitness, Dance, Badminton, Rounders, Athletics, Cross Country and Orienteering.



Boys: Handball, Basketball, Football, Health & Fitness, Table Tennis, Softball, Athletics, The Winter Games and a Charity Sporting Event.

Girls: Basketball, Netball, Boxercise, Badminton, Cross-fit, Rounders, Softball, The Winter Games and The Race for Life.


Year 10

Boys: Rugby, Handball, Football, Weight Training, Badminton, Cricket, Softball, The Winter Games and a Charity Sporting Event.

Girls: Netball, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball, Circuit Training, Softball, Rounders, the Winter Games and The Race for Life.


Year 11

Boys: Tchoukball, Football, Dynamic Weight Training/ Crossfit, Rugby, Volleyball, Table Tennis, Baseball, The Winter Games and a Charity Sporting Event.

Girls: Badminton, Yoga, Basketball, Volleyball, Ultimate Frisebee, Cross-fit, Table Tennis, team Building and The Race for Life.

PE Curriculum KS4 and KS5

KS4 PE – OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Sport Studies
Course Overview:

  • 4 units (each are 25% of total grade).
  • 3 are internally assessed based on practical skills and assignments (RO52, RO53 & RO54).
  • 1 is assessed through external exam (RO51).

Units Covered:

  • RO51 – Contemporary issues in sport (external exam 1 hour —60 marks).
  • RO52 – Developing sports skills (Practical and assignment based assessment) – Students must be assessed in 1 team sport, 1 individual sport and officiating another sport.
  • RO53 – Sports leadership (Assignment and practical assessment).
  • RO54 – Sports and the media (Assignment).

KS5 PE – OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical in Sport and Physical Activity (Extended Certificate)
Course Overview:

  • 5 Units Covered over 2 Years (360 GLH)
  • 2 Externally Assessed examination Units (Unit 1 and 2)
  • 3 Internally assessed Coursework/Practical Units (Unit 3,8 +18)

Units Covered:

  • Unit 1 Body Systems and the effects of Physical Activity
  • Unit 2 Sports Coaching and Activity Leadership
  • Unit 3 Sports Organisation and Development
  • Unit 8 Organisation of Sports Events
  • Unit 18 Practical Skills in Sport and Physical Activities

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