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Physical Education: Key Stage 4 (Compulsory)

Core PE curriculum

We offer students at KS4 a structured Core PE curriculum that has wider links with PD, British Values, SMSC, CEIAG, leadership and Outdoor education (National Curriculum KS4). We believe that having a structured timetable supports how Physical Education is valued in our school. We want students to ensure that they have a positive experience, which will enable lifelong involvement. We also know PE and school sport holds the key to unlocking many of the physical and emotional wellbeing issues young people face. We offer a predominately-practical course with the following sports covered throughout CORE PE time.


  • Amateur Boxing
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Dance
  • Football
  • Handball
  • Netball
  • Rugby Union
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis,
  • Trampolining
  • Volleyball


We follow the PE national curriculum and students have two hours of Core PE as part of their weekly timetable.

Our Core PE curriculum aims:

  • To promote a healthy and active lifestyle and mental well being
  • To encourage participation in lifelong sport / physical activity
  • To develop key life skills such as teamwork; co-operation; communication; discipline
  • To provide an opportunity for students to learn about their strengths and weaknesses in a practical setting
  • To promote the importance of having a positive contribution to the community.


Our core PE curriculum provides learners’ with an understanding of spiritual, moral, ethical, social, legislative, economic, and cultural issues. The Core PE curriculum offers opportunities, which can contribute to an understanding of these issues. The Core PE curriculum provides opportunities for the development of the Key Skills of Communication, Application of Number, Information and Communication Technology, Working with Others, Improving, Own Learning and Performance and Problem Solving.

As part of our KS4 option process, students can decide to be certificated by the end the course, but this is not compulsory.