Year 9 / ks4


The Curriculum intent of the Physical Education department is outlined below. These are the principles that shape our intent, implementation and intended impact of our subject area on the school Curriculum. We believe that every pupil, regardless of ability or background, should expect the same quality education in every lesson taught by every teacher across our curriculum team in order to achieve things they never thought they could.

The Physical Education curriculum in both KS3 and KS4 is aimed at developing pupils so that they are able to lead a healthy and active lifestyle.

Our vision and values for our subject are:

Students will have the opportunity in a wide variety of activities to improve their core and advanced skills during team and individual activities, observe and analyse performances, gain knowledge and understanding rules, regulations and correct terminology.

Through the curriculum the students will also gain life skills that take them beyond the PE lessons including leadership, organisation, resilience, initiative and communication.

Our rationale for teaching what we teach is as follows:

In KS4 we give ownership of the activities to the students and help them choose the right activities for them to maintain and improve their lifestyle.

We offer two options at GCSE to gain the best outcomes for our students.

The principles that shape our Key Stage Four Curriculum is:

The KS4 courses we offer enable pupils to develop the skills and knowledge gained at key stage 3 and deepen their understanding to enable them to successfully continue onto a range of post 16 courses.

GCSE PE and OCR Cambridge Nationals Sports Studies

In KS4 the GCSE and Cambridge Nationals course allows pupils to continue to develop their practical skills and build up a wealth of knowledge of the theoretical aspects of Physical Education. Pupils will discover various sectors and courses available to them if they want to continue studying Physical Education.

Our Pupil Promise:

We promise that all pupils will receive a well-balanced curriculum, driven by high quality delivery and assessment.

You will see the following in our lessons:

Pupils will be fully engaged in challenging activities in practical and theory based lessons and we will ensure we demonstrate a good understanding of the skills and knowledge relating to the context of the subject. Pupils will have the opportunity to develop personal and social attributes in extracurricular activities and competitions.

We will drive all pupils to succeed to achieve the highest grades available.