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Physical Education

Head of Department

Mr McDaid 
enquiries@cardinalpole.co.uk

Welcome to Physical Education

Key Stage 3 (Years 7-8)

At Key Stage 3 pupils are placed into three separate bands and taught most subjects within those bands.

During this phase of Physical Education we offer a broad range of activities which will contribute to the all-round physical development of children. The current activities include Trampoline, Strength/Conditioning, Rounders, Athletics, Futsal, Badminton, Table Tennis, Dodgeball, Basketball, Handball, Rugby, Volleyball and Dance.

Key Stage 4 (Years 9-11)

At Key Stage 4 all pupils follow a core curriculum which consists of English Language, English Literature, Maths, Science, Religious Education, and Physical Education.

Core PE

During KS4, pupils will continue to take part in PE Lessons. Pupils will continue to take part in a wide number of activities, which includes Trampoline, Strength/Conditioning, Rounders, Athletics, Futsal, Badminton, Table Tennis, Dodgeball, Basketball, Handball, Rugby, Volleyball and Dance.

GCSE PE

We currently offer AQA GCSE PE for those pupils who select this course. During the course pupils will be assessed in their 3 strongest practical activities which accounts for 30% of the final grade. They will also complete a written piece of coursework where they will analyse their performance in one activity, worth 10% of their final grade. Pupils will also study a wide variety of topics within the GCSE PE syllabus, which include Human Physiology, Sports Psychology, Training and Exercise, Socio-Economic Factors and Ethical Issues in Sport. Pupils who selected GCSE PE are required to regularly attend extra-curricular sports clubs and activities after school.

V-cert Health and fitness

We also offer NCFE V-Cert Health and Fitness. Pupils will complete one unit which is an external assessed exam, worth 40% and the unit topics are Human Physiology, Health & Fitness and Training. Pupils will also complete a Synoptic Project worth 60%, this project is for Planning and Preparing for Health and Fitness.


Key Stage 5 (Sixth Form, Years 12-13)

In the sixth form we offer a varied enrichment programme which involves a range of recreational activities. We also offer a Community Sports leader level 2 course to suitable candidates alongside a public first aid course.

Extra curricular activities

The PE Department offers a wide range of clubs and activities at lunchtimes and after school. These include both recreational activities and competitive sports teams. Our sports teams go on to represent the school in fixtures and tournaments.

We also run inter-house competitions, where forms compete against each other within their year groups to gain points to contribute to their overall points tally. Each year, the winning house will in the Sports Cup.

The PE Department also run sports trips and residential sport trips.