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teaching staff 

  • Jennifer Norley Beck - Curriculum Leader
  • Nikki May - Deputy Curriculum Leader
  • Rachel Emerson
  • Alice Nicholson
  • Rebecca Barnard

support staff 

  • Lauren Sawyer

Curriculum Aims

The PE Curriculum Area is extremely committed to providing a safe, relevant and inclusive curriculum. Every student will take part in at least two hours of PE a week and the extra-curricular opportunities are vast. PE is an imperative part of the school week as it is the only subject that enables students to focus on their physical development and movement.

The PE Curriculum Area looks to deliver the curriculum with energy, vigour and flair. It will provide a wide variety of sports, ensuring that students can pursue their sporting interest both inside and outside of school. A strong emphasis is also placed on educating students about the importance of Health and Fitness, and encouraging the pupils to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

We seek to promote a culture of achievement, leadership, teamwork, participation and sportsmanship to ensure every student in PE is successful. 

The PE Curriculum Area is well established and very successful, with last year's GCSE cohort achieving a progress 8 score of 0.79 (students achieving 3/4 of a grade more than expected) and with 33% achieving an A* or A grade - both of which significantly exceed the national averages for girls.

Years 10 and 11

All students receive 2 lessons of PE per week. Students who opt to take GCSE PE will receive an additional 3 lessons of PE per week (1 theory and 2 practical). 

We also offer GCSE PE (OCR) as an option at KS4. This is a course whereby students are encouraged to develop their skills and tactics within a practical setting but are also expected to engage with a sociological, psychological and scientific theory based course. Students that choose this course will have 1 practical, 1 theory and 1 practical theory lesson. They will experience a variety of individual and team sports and three of these will go forward during the final moderation process. 

We aim to provide the following outcomes for all students at KS4:

  • To instil confidence and inspire students to go on to lead healthy, active lifestyles.
  • To offer recreational activities which will prepare them for lifelong exercise/sport
  • To continue to provide a broad and balanced curriculum to ensure inclusion.


Exam Boards & Links for syllabus

OCR (J587)-