SUBJECT Physical Education


KS3 Years 7/8 /9

Overview of course

Developing skills in physical activity

ï‚· refine and adapt skills into techniques across the different areas of sport; invasion games, striking and fielding, athletics, dance, gymnastics,OAA, net and wall games, trampolining and fitness.

ï‚· develop the range of skills they use

ï‚· develop the precision, control and fluency of their skills.

Making and applying decisions

ï‚· select and use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas effectively in different creative, competitive and challenge-type contexts

ï‚· refine and adapt ideas and plans in response to changing circumstances

ï‚· plan and implement what needs practising to be more effective in performance

ï‚· recognise hazards and make decisions about how to control any risks to themselves and others.

Developing physical and mental capacity

Students should be able to:

ï‚· develop their physical strength, stamina, speed and flexibility to cope with the demands of different activities

ï‚· develop their mental determination to succeed.

Evaluating and improving

Students should be able to:

ï‚· analyse performances, identifying strengths and weaknesses

ï‚· make decisions about what to do to improve their performance and the performance of others

ï‚· act on these decisions in future performances

ï‚· be clear about what they want to achieve in their own work and what they have actually achieved.

Making informed choices about healthy, active lifestyles

Students should be able to:

ï‚· identify the types of activity they are best suited to

ï‚· identify the types of role they would like to take on

ï‚· make choices about their involvement in healthy physical activity.

Programme of study

In single sex classes, students in yr7,8&9 cover the following sport each year:

T1: Football /netball

T2: Rugby/Fitness/OAA

T3: Badminton/Gymnastics

T4: Basketball/ Volleyball/ Handball

T5: Athletics

T6: Cricket / Rounders

Skills / Knowledge / understanding

By the end of Year KS3 should be able to:-

  • Devise and adapt strategies and tactics across appropriate activities within the programmes of study
  • Adapt and refine existing skills and develop new skills safely across the activities in the programmes of study
  • Practise and perform movement compositions devised by themselves and others in appropriate activities in the programmes of study
  • Understand and evaluate how well they and others have achieved what they set out to do, appreciate strengths and weaknesses and suggest ways of improving
  • Understand the short and long term effects of exercise on the body systems and decide where to focus their involvement in physical activity for a healthy and enjoyable lifestyle.

Methods of assessments / accreditation structure


  • Practical assessment based on each skill taught
  • Practical assessment on application of skills in game
  • Attitude and application of self in lessons / Working in a team / leadership

How Parents and Carers can help


  • Ensure correct kit and equipment is named and brought to relevant lessons
  • Encourage a healthy lifestyle (including diet and hygiene)
  • Encourage students to attend extra-curricular clubs




GCSE Physical Education

Exam Board - Edexcel

Overview of course


Students will study : GCSE PE  Full Course (1 x GCSE)

Theory 60%                                                                                            Practical 30%

- Applied Anatomy and Physiology                                           - Invasion: Games, e.g.                      Football/Basketball/Handball

- Commercialisation in sport                                                      - Net Games: Badminton, Table Tennis, Volleyball

- Factors affecting performance/participation                       - Athletics

stress, injury, diet, emotional health and well-being            - Kayaking, Rock climbing , Skiing

- Short and long term effects of exercise                                – Dance

Coursework 10%

  • Aim and planning analysis
  • Carrying out and monitoring the PEP
  • Evaluation of the PEP

- Biomechanics

- Sports Psychology - Training types, components of fitness

- Cultural and social factors

- Understanding the link between health and fitness

- Drugs in Sport

-Technology, media


                                          Year 9 Programme of study

Physical, emotional and social health

Lifestyle choices

Balanced diet and the role of nutrients

Functions of the skeletal system

Structure of the skeletal system

Classification, Location and roles of key voluntary muscles

Structure and function of cardiovascular system

Components of blood and their significance for physical activity

Respiratory system – composition of air; lung volumes

Energy sources; aerobic and anaerobic exercise and short term effects of exercise

Year 10 Programme of study

Lever system – first, second and third class levers

Movement possibilities at joints

Joint classification and impact on movement axes

Planes and axes – generalised movement patterns

Classification of skills

Types of guidance – theory and practical application

Mental preparation for performance; types of feedback (i)

Sports psychology – use of data

An introduction to using a PEP to develop fitness, health and exercise and performance

PARQs; warm ups and cool downs

Components of fitness

Fitness tests – theory and practice (i)

Principles of training / Methods of training


Year 11 Programme of study

Long term effects of training on the cardio-respiratory system

Identification, prevention and treatment of injury

Performance enhancing drugs

Factors affecting participation in physical activity

Participation rate trends – use of data

Commercialisation and the media

Advantages and disadvantages of commercialisation

Sporting behaviours

Skills / Knowledge / Understanding

  • Show increased knowledge, improved competence and safe performance in their selected activities.
  • Understand and undertake different roles in their selected activities and what constitutes effective performance.
  • Make informed decisions about getting involved in a lifetime of healthy physical activities that suit their needs.
  • Prepare, carry out and monitor personal programmes for a healthy and enjoyable lifestyle, considering the use of community resources where appropriate.
  • Have extending knowledge of anatomy and physiology

Methods of assessment / accreditation structure

2  Written papers   Component 1  - 1hr 45mins, Component 2 - 1hr 15mins – 60% (GCSE PE)  

  • Controlled practical assessment – 30% (GCSE PE) 3 sports to be performed
  • Controlled Assessment– PEP 10%

In School Contacts

Mr Challiss  (Head of PE)

Mrs Foulsham (GCSE Theory PE lead)

How Parents and Carers can help

  • Monitor homework and revision
  • Ensure correct kit and equipment is brought to relevant lessons
  • Ensure all kit and equipment is named
  • Encourage a healthy lifestyle (including diet and hygiene)
  • Encourage students to attend extra-curricular clubs.

Software and Websites used

Revision Guides available

  • CGP GCSE Physical Education Edexcel Revision Guide - for the Grade 9-1 Course  Product code: JER43 ISBN: 9781782945338
  • CGP New Grade 9-1 GCSE Physical Education Edexcel Revision Question Cards   (due November) Product code: JEF41 - ISBN: 9781789084177
  • Daydream Education - Edexcel Physical Education GCSE Revision Guide: Pocket Posters Product Id: PP-PE-ED Includes free app with 1000 assessment questions.
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