Physical Education

Course Outline

Key Stage 3 students receive two core PE lessons per week.

Key Stage 4 students receive one core PE lesson per week.

Additionally Key Stage 4 students can opt to study GCSE PE or BTEC Sport qualifications.

The department also runs Sports Leaders and Dance Leaders qualifications. 

Key Topics

Netball, Hockey, Soccer, Rugby, Health Related Fitness, Badminton, Basketball, Dance, Gymnastics, Athletics, Cricket, Rounders, Softball, Dodgeball, Tchoukball and Outdoor and Adventurous Activities. 

PE Kit

Boys and Girls

  • Black polo shirt
  • Black shorts
  • Black football socks
  • Black sweatshirt, black tracksuit top and bottoms and black thermals/ skins are permitted in inclement weather at the discretion of the teacher for outdoor lessons.
  • Trainers – Vans, Converse or any other plimsoll/canvas style trainers are not permitted.
  • Football boots and shin pads may also be required.
  • Girls are permitted to wear black leggings for Dance and Gymnastic activities only.


If a student is unable to take part in physical activity then we require a message written in their planner to explain the reasons why. Students unable to take part are still part of the lesson and will be asked to take on other roles e.g. officiating, observing, coaching and/ or helping with equipment. Students can still bring kit to do these roles.

After two weeks of non-participation we require a letter from a doctor or hospital to explain the long term nature of the injury.