Subject Information - PE


To ensure all students have the opportunity to become a hero, whilst developing a lifelong passion for sport and movement.

PE is a subject like no other! Studying PE allows students to understand how to maintain a physically, mentally and socially healthy lifestyle; whilst building resilience and character through a range of different sports and activities. Studying PE allows students to develop confidence and competency in their sporting performance. Furthermore, exposure to a range of different sports both during curriculum lessons and extra-curricular clubs can establish strong pathways to elite sporting centres.

The range of sporting extra-curricular opportunities at FHES is hugely diverse and we truly believe there is something for everyone! As a department, we conduct regular student voice surveys to ensure our programme is tailored to the interests of our students. All sports are open to all year groups and genders. The range of sports clubs and teams we offer is detailed below. We have a huge number of sports teams in which students will have the opportunity to represent. We pride ourselves on ensuring all teams remain inclusive and accessible to all students, whilst striving for excellence alongside this. This is evidenced by offering two teams in multiple year groups, as well as having regular league and cup success in a range of different sports and year groups.

Further information can be requested from the Head of Department,


Extra-Curricular PE Clubs


Term 1 & 2 Sports







Fitness club

Girls only fitness club




Table Tennis

Volleyball (KS4 only)


Term 3 Sports



Cricket (Indoor nets)







Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Year 7 (Range of Skills)

Year 8 (Quality of Skills)

  1. Invasion game (e.g. rugby/netball/basketball/handball/football)
  2. Alternative and emerging sport unit (parkour, archery, ultimate frisbee, kinball, floorball, spikeball)
  1. Net/wall game (badminton, table tennis, volleyball)
  2. Gymnastics/ Fitness/ Dance
  1. Athletics (track and field)
  2. Striking and fielding (rounders, cricket, softball)


In Year 8, students will revisit each unit of focus they completed in Year 7 however learn a different sport, following a different scheme of learning. For example, if students were taught basketball as their invasion game in Year 7, they would not revisit this sport and may instead be taught handball.



Exam Board


Paper 1

Applied Anatomy and Physiology

Movement Analysis

Physical Training

Use of Data

Written Exam: 1 hour 15 minutes

78 marks

30% of GCSE

A mixture of multiple choice/ short answer/extended answer questions.

Paper 2

Sports Psychology

Socio-cultural influences

Health, fitness and well-being

Use of Data

Written Exam: 1 hour 15 minutes

78 marks

30% of GCSE

A mixture of multiple choice/ short answer/extended answer questions.

NEA Practical (30% of GCSE)

Students will be assessed on 1 x team sport and 2 x individual sport OR 2 x team sport and 1 x individual sport. Full list of sports students are permitted to be assessed on is detailed here:

NEA Coursework (10% of GCSE)

Analysis and evaluation of performance to bring about improvement in one activity.

Link to the Specification


Teaching Schedule


Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Year 9

Health and Fitness (physical, social, mental health, diet and nutrition, somatotypes).

Physical Training (Components of fitness, types of training, fitness testing).

Anatomy and Physiology (body systems).

Year 10

Sports Psychology (Skill classification, goal setting).

Movement Analysis (levers, axis and planes).

Socio-Cultural influences (barriers to participation, performances enhancing drugs, technology in sport).

Year 11

Targeted paper 1 recap.

Targeted paper 2 recap.

Final revision and exam practice.




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