PE (Y9-13)

Exam Board: Pearson

Core PE (Y7-11)

KS3 PE Curriculum

BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Sport (Y9-11)

Subject aims

This course provides an engaging and relevant introduction to the world of sport.  It incorporates important aspects of the industry, such as fitness testing and training for sport and exercise, the psychology of sport, practical sports performance and sports leadership. It enables you to develop and apply your knowledge, while also developing a range of relevant practical, communication and technical skills.  The qualification is 120 GLH, which is the same size and level as a GCSE, is aimed at everyone who wants to find out more about the sport industry.

Curriculum Overview

You will study three mandatory units, covering the underpinning knowledge and skills required for the sports sector:

  • fitness for sport and exercise
  • practical performance in sport
  • applying the principles of personal training.

You will build on the knowledge gained in the mandatory units by choosing one further unit, covering areas such as:

  • the mind and sports performance
  • the sports performer in action
  • leading sports activities.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport and Exercise Science (Y12-13)

 Subject aims

Each qualification in the suite has its own purpose. The mandatory and optional content provides a balance of breadth and depth, while retaining a degree of choice for individual learners to study content relevant to their own interests and progression choices. Also, the content may be applied during delivery in a way that is relevant to local employment needs. The proportion of mandatory content ensures that all learners are following a coherent programme of study and acquiring the knowledge, understanding and skills that will be recognised and valued.

BTEC Nationals have always required applied learning that brings together knowledge and understanding (the cognitive domain) with practical and technical skills (the psychomotor domain).  This is achieved through learners performing vocational tasks that encourage the development of appropriate vocational behaviours (the affective domain) and transferable skills. Transferable skills are those such as communication, teamwork, research and analysis, which are valued in both higher education and the workplace.

Curriculum Overview

Physical Education Staff

Core PE

Lisa Wright (HOD)
Gareth Mayer
Adam Alcock
Rebecca Moore
Lisa Kettrick

Year 9 – Mrs Wright / Mr Alcock

Year 10 – Mr Morris / Mrs Kettrick

Year 11 – Mrs Wright / Mr Alcock

Year 12 – Mr Bullock / Mr Mayer

Year 13 – Mrs Wright / Mr Mayer



The extra-curricular timetable varies each term and is added onto the website each term.  There are various sporting fixtures throughout the year, ranging from football, cricket, netball, rounders, swimming and athletics.

Annual gymnastics festival
Annual Sports Day


Year 7 Shugborough trip – allows students to experience outdoor activities that are not provided in the PE curriculum at college.
GCSE Rock climbing trip – students have the opportunity to attend this trip to develop their climbing skills to use as one of their assessed sports in the GCSE PE qualification.
G & T Loughborough tripgives students the opportunity to see what a course in sport looks like in a university setting.