PE and Games

Our aim is to ensure students develop their knowledge, practical skill and confidence.

In Games, all students receive one double lesson a week. Students are provided with PE kit which is kept in school and washed. Students must all have trainers for every lesson.

Within these lessons, students will develop the following essential skills to progress:

  • Developing skills in physical activity
  • Making and applying decisions
  • Developing physical and mental capacity
  • Evaluating and improving
  • Making informed choices about healthy, active lifestyles.
  • Use team sports to encourage teamwork
  • Leadership skills

Students will learn and take part in a different sport each half term.

GCSE Physical Education

Students who have opted to study GCSE Physical Education will receive two double lessons a week. The content of these lessons will cover theoretical and practical elements of the course. Students will complete 2 units during the course.

Unit 1 (40% of final mark): The Theory of Physical Education. In this unit students will study the importance of health, active lifestyles and your healthy, active body. Students will complete a 1 hour 30 minute written exam.

Unit 2 (60% of final mark): Practical Performance. In this unit students will be assessed in their practical performance in four chosen activity areas as player/participant, official or leader. Activities may be chosen from the following titles:

  • Outwitting opponents
  • Accurate replication of actions, phrases and sequences
  • Exploring and communicating ideas, concepts and emotions
  • Performing at maximum levels in relation to speed, height, distance, strength or accuracy
  • Identifying and solving problems to overcome challenges of an adventurous nature
  • Exercising safely and effectively to improve health and wellbeing.

As part of Unit 2, students will also have to complete a Personal Exercise Plan (PEP). In which they will have to plan, perform and evaluate a 6 week training programme. To supplement this, students will also have to answer questions on one of their chosen four practical activities; this is known as Analysis of Performance.

After school sports clubs
Students taking part in Monday football
We have built up an extended day program, on a Monday and Tuesday after school.

Football club Monday is open to KS3 and KS4 and is held at Power league in Queens School.

Students will get the chance to play football on a 3G football pitch. They must bring in a kit to wear and appropriate footwear (trainers, Astro/rubber studded boots)
Students enjoying Basketball.

  • Multi sports club Tuesday is open just to KS3. The sports that are offered are Dodgeball, Basketball, Tag Rugby, American Football and many more…
  • All of these clubs are supported by school house staff and Boarders have the option to come and take part.


  • “I thought this unit was fun and the teachers taught us well. I learnt lots from this unit” Year (8 student)
  • “I loved this unit of work. I enjoyed every minute of it and the staff are helpful and polite,” (Year 9 student)
  • “It’s fun and helps me improve my skills and learn a lot about sports,” (Year 10 student)
  • “I like PE/Games as we get to show our skills off that we have learnt and also my year show good sportsmanship,” (Year 11 student)

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