Physical Education

Department Ethos

Participation To Reach Potential

At Bishop Perowne, we recognise the importance of PE and the role it has to play in promoting long term, healthy lifestyles and making a positive impact on physical, mental and social health. The aim of our PE curriculum is to provide all students with high quality PE and sport provision, not only as a participant but in leadership roles such as a coach, official or choreographer. It is our vision for every child to succeed and achieve their potential as well as to lead physically active lifestyles beyond their years at secondary school. We strive to inspire our students through fun and engaging PE lessons that are enjoyable, challenging and accessible to all. Our extra-curricular programme is open to all our students.

Core PE (All students)

We offer a curriculum that:

  • Develops competence for all
  • Embeds deep learning of the 4 strands of Physical education
  • Enables students to follow a bespoke path to create progress
  • Is aligned to pedagogy, assessment and our students.
  • Builds character and the values of equity, fairness and respect.
  • Is in line with the school vision of ‘endeavour forever’
  • Follows the national curriculum aims of study.
  • Challenges all students to progress based on their individual needs.

The PE core curriculum is flexible to meet the needs of all our students. Activities in each year group are selected to address the learning objectives of our cohort and focus on the student’s physical, social, cognitive and moral development.

Year 7: Leading warm ups, Attacking tactics, Components of Fitness, Effects of exercise, evaluation of performance

Year 8: Leadership, defensive tactics, decision making, short term effects of exercise, officiating, planning warm ups.

Year 9: Working together, finding space, social skills, decision making, tactical approaches in attack and defence, Long term effects of exercise, Analysis

Year 10: Leadership, effects of exercise, Tactical approaches, games for understanding, Team tactics, Sports Education, creating and finding space.

Year 11: Sports education, Analysis, Evaluation, Team tactics. Individual training programs, Games for Understanding.

Activities taught:  Netball, Hockey, Football, Rugby, Badminton, Table –Tennis, Fitness, Boxing, Athletics, Cross Country, Tennis, Rounders, Softball, Cricket, Golf, Volleyball and Lacrosse.

Physical Education (GCSE)

The OCR specification in Physical Education equips learners with the knowledge, understanding, skills and values to develop and maintain their performance in physical activities and understand the benefits to health, fitness and well-being.

Year 10

  • Develop theoretical knowledge and understanding of the factors that underpin physical activity and sport and use this knowledge to improve performance.
  • Understand how the physiological and psychological state affects performance in physical activity and sport.
  • Perform effectively in different physical activities by developing skills and techniques and selecting and using tactics, strategies and/ or compositional ideas.

Year 11

  • Develop the ability to analyse and evaluate to improve performance in physical activity and sport.
  • Understand the contribution which physical activity and sport make to health, fitness and well-being.
  • Understand key socio-cultural influences which can affect people’s involvement in physical activity, sport and Physical Education.

Sports Science (Cambridge National)

Elite sport has embraced sport science disciplines wholeheartedly in the past few decades, moving from a perspective which assumed the primacy of natural talent in producing outstanding performance, to one which considers every minute detail of an athlete’s training programme, rest time, environment and psychology in the pursuit of excellence. The Cambridge Nationals in Sport Science offer learners the opportunity to study key areas of sport science including anatomy and physiology linked to fitness, health, injury and performance; the science of training and application of training principles, and psychology in sport and sports performance. Students at Bishop Perowne will complete one unit per year.

Year 9: Sports nutrition (coursework)

Year 10: Exercise and training (coursework)

Year 11: Sports Injuries (examination)

Year 11 Subject Resources

Description Type
Physical Education (GCSE): Exam Board (OCR) Resources  External Link
Physical Education (GCSE): School Revision Guide (Paper 1)  School PDF Document
Physical Education (GCSE): School Revision Guide (Paper 2)  School PDF Document

Our Staff

Mrs N McLean


Mrs J Pearson


Mr J Preece

Head of Department

Miss E Smallwood


Miss K Spink


Mr R Stanley