Physical Education

Overview of the Subject

Physical Education is taught as a core subject across KS3 and KS4. Students experience a range of activities in lessons and have opportunities to extend their experience in extra-curricular clubs. The aim is to cover a mixture of individual activities and team games to allow everyone to find an activity they will want to continue when they leave school.
The department is heavily involved with local Initial Teacher Training institutions and we have trainees coming in to teach and coach throughout the year.

Core Physical Education

Boys cover the following activities:
Y7 Rugby, Football, Hockey, Gymnastics, Athletics, Cricket, Tennis
Y8 Rugby, Football, Basketball, Orienteering, Gymnastics, Athletics, Cricket
Y9 Rugby, Football, Hockey, Badminton, Health Related Exercise, Gymnastics, Athletics, Cricket, Tennis

Girls cover the following activities:

Year 7 Netball, Hockey, Gymnastics, Dance, Athletics, Tennis, Rounders
Year 8 Netball, Hockey, Gymnastics, Dance, Athletics, Tennis, Rounders
Year 9 Netball, Hockey, Gymnastics, Dance, Athletics, Tennis, Rounders Minor Games, Health Related Exercise
Year 10 More emphasis is made of developing leadership skills across a range of activities (activities vary depending on the strengths of the group)
Year 11 An option system is in place to allow pupils to focus on their preferred activities. Use is also made of facilities at Airebrough Leisure Centre. Options may include: Badminton, Football, Trampolining, Basketball, Squash, Bodyline Gym


GCSE Physical Education is an option in KS4. Students have five lessons over the two week timetable. In both years they have three theory lessons and two practical lessons.