Physical Education

PE Department Policy 

PE Kit List

Key Stage 3 + 4

Core Physical Education
Students from 7 to 11 will participate in 2 hours of Physical Education a week, the curriculum aims for these lessons are:

The department aim to achieve this by giving the students experience in a wide range of sports both in lessons and after school and to make these as active and as enjoyable as we can.


GCSE Physical Education

Years 10 and 11 students are given the option of choosing to study a GCSE in Physical Education in addition to their core practical lessons.

The content and assessment overview is outlined below:


Key Stage 5

Students will have the option of participating in 1 hour of physical activity a week as part of their enrichment programme, the aim of this is to help maintain a healthy body and mind.

Students can also chose to study either A Level Physical Education or complete a BTEC National in Sport.


A-Level Physical Education

The content and assessment overview is outlined below:



BTEC National in Sport

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport is taught over a recommended 360 guided learning hours, equivalent in size to one A Level.

Students will study 4 units, of which 3 are mandatory and 2 are externally assessed. This qualification is designed to support progression to higher education when taken as part of a programme of study that includes other appropriate BTEC Nationals or A Levels.

The Units studied at St Mary’s are Anatomy and Physiology, Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being, Professional Development in the Sports Industry and Practical sports performance.

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