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Welcome to the PE Department


Mr L Helme

Subject Leader for PE
KS5 & KS3 Coordinator

Mr D Stokes

Second in Subject
KS4 coordinator and Assistant
Director of Studies for Seacole

Mrs L Glass

Teacher of Physical Education

Mr J Cosh

Teacher of Physical

Mrs W Burgess

Director of Studies - Da Vinci House
Teacher of Physical

Mrs P Pugh

Head of Sixth Form
Teacher of Physical Education

Mrs R Reeves

Assistant Director of Studies Pankhurst House
Teacher of Physical Education

Miss T Webb

Teacher of Physical Education


Mrs Catherine Cox

Teacher of Physical Education
About Our Subject

Physical education is an excellent opportunity for all students to take a full and active part in a wide range of activities outside of the classroom. The PE department strive to ensure that all students feel safe and are working towards improving themselves as a performer. We are committed to:

  • Improving health and fitness
  • Striving for excellence
  • Developing sportsmanship
  • Aiming for maximum participation.

Throughout years 7-9 all students will receive two hours of high quality PE each week. Students are carefully placed into a teaching group that reflects their current ability and that will provide them with a safe but challenging learning environment. Students are encouraged to become independent learners and to think analytically about how they can improve both their own and their peer’s performances. The programme of study covers a wide range of activities, such as: netball, hockey, football, rugby, badminton, athletics, tennis, rounders and cricket. All students are encouraged to attend an extra-curricular sports club and we have a healthy fixtures calendar providing plenty of opportunity for all students to represent the school.

As part of the KS4 curriculum, students take part in four hours of high quality PE every two weeks in Year 10 and three hours in Year 11.  The activities studied are designed to stretch and challenge the students whilst also instilling a lifelong love of sport.

Options Choices for Physical Education:


Examining body – OCR:

This subject consists of two papers:

  1. Physical factors affecting performance: Including topics such as applied anatomy and physiology, movement analysis and physical training.
  2. Socio-cultural issues and sports psychology: Including topics such as socio-cultural influences, sport psychology and health, fitness and wellbeing.

This makes up 60% of the final grade.

They are also assessed in a practical performance across three activities from a select list provided by the exam board.  They must choose one team sport, one individual and then one more from either list. 

This makes up 30% of the final grade.

The final piece of assessment is through an analysis and evaluation of performance, which is a written piece of coursework.

This makes up 10% of the final grade.

Sport Science

Cambridge National course

Examining body – OCR:

Students on this course complete a combination of coursework modules and an exam-based assessment.

The units for this course are:

  • Reducing the risk of sports injuries and dealing with common medical conditions – The is assessment through a written exam.
  • Applying the principles of training: fitness and how is affects skills performance – This is assessed through coursework.
  • Nutrition and Sports Performance – This is assessed through coursework.

The marks for these units combine to provide an overall grade.

Please be aware that when selecting the right course you are looking at the different assessment conditions and how best this suits your needs and ability.

IMPORTANT! Both courses are mainly classroom-based and although there are practical elements you must be aware of the theoretical requirements.

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