Pupils are overwhelmingly enthusiastic about the school.

ISI 2013


In Years 7 and 8 the students follow a rolling PE programme consisting of swimming, outdoor adventure (orienteering, climbing, kayaking and mountain biking), fundamental motor skills, ball skills (basketball/handball/volleyball/football), badminton and athletics.

In Year 9 the PE programme continues, with outdoor education being exchanged for health-related fitness. This is in addition to the students’ games lessons where they follow the major sport of the term (rugby, hockey, cricket for the boys and hockey, netball and rounders/cricket for the girls). Students are encouraged to develop personal skills as well as tactical and technical understanding in a range of sports and activities, which they can continue to enjoy through joining the wide variety of extra-curricular clubs on offer. 

We offer the OCR Physical Education GCSE over two years.


The theory element is worth 40% of the overall GCSE grade, with the practical element worth 60%. In the first year, pupils study the whole of the theory content (B451) and (B453), culminating in an internal end of year exam. The first of two controlled assessments (each worth 5% of the practical grade) is also undertaken in the Summer Term of the first year.


In the second year, attention turns to the practical elements of the course, with the second of the controlled assessments occurring in the Autumn Term. There are a host of practical options for students to be assessed in, including: team games, water sports, racket sports, outdoor adventurous activities, fitness activities and more.


Students can be assessed as either a participant, a coach or an official. Within lesson time, students will undertake a six-week block in a variety of sports to enable a base score in four different sports.


Any sport that a pupil participates in outside of the curriculum will be assessed either in person or via video evidence; thereby, allowing pupils to submit their four strongest sports. Once the practical grades are submitted in March, attention then reverts back to revision of the theory content in preparation for the GCSE exam in the summer.


Pupils are overwhelmingly enthusiastic about the school.

ISI 2013
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