Physical Education

All pupils will take part in three lessons of Physical Education per week, known as ‘Core PE’. Following on from the work covered in Key Stage 3, the activities included in the Key Stage 4 curriculum will be Games, Athletics, Dance, Gymnastics and Fitness (aerobics, circuit training, jogging, and Public Gym—Year 11 only). You are required to follow at least two activities in depth to comply with the National Curriculum.

Maximum participation by pupils is expected throughout Key Stage 4 so that the following objectives can be achieved:

Sports Leaders Level 1 Award

Exam Board: Sports Leaders UK (

Within the Core PE curriculum time, you may be given the opportunity to complete the Sports Leaders Level 1 Award (SL1), dependent upon your willingness to develop your planning and leadership skills. Sports Leaders  is a nationally recognised award that helps develop leadership qualities through sport. Although practically based, it does not focus on performance but the ability to organise and manage sporting activities safely and effectively. 


1 hour demonstration of leadership. You will be assessed in the planning and delivery of sports sessions.