Physical Edcuation

Welcome to Physical Education

Welcome to the Physical Education Department. We pride ourselves on an ethos of participation and opportunities. This is reflected in our, inclusive, Key Stage 3 and 4 Core Programme and our BTEC Level 2 Sport course.

Students are also able to participate in inter and intra academy fixtures and activities throughout the year, culminating in our fantastic ‘Everyone Active’ day in the summer term.

Our highly committed and motivated department members also offer visits throughout the year that focus upon elite level sport. Over the past year we have taken vists to see MFC, Durham Cricket, England Rugby and Durham Ladies.



Key Stage 3

The Physical Education course at Key Stage 3 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the BTEC Sport course in Key Stage 4. At Key Stage 3 we offer a broad and balanced curriculum aimed at enhancing students underpinning skills and qualities of the PE national curriculum.


If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: Steven Smith –

Key Stage 4 – BTEC First Sport

Unit 1 – External Exam
Unit 2 – Practical Sport (Currently Volleyball and Badminton)
Unit 5 – Fitness
Unit 6 – Sports Leadership

BTEC First Sport is assessed in the following way:


If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Steven Smith – – Lead internal verifier BTEC Sport.

Key Stage 4 – At Key Stage 4 students can study a BTEC Sport First Award Certificate qualification (1 GCSE).

Structure of the timetable across the key stages:

  • Core PE
  • KS3- 2 hours practical PE.
  • KS4 – Year 10/11 One hour PE a week.


KS4 – Year 10/11 can choose BTEC PE which consists of five lessons a week of PE including 3 theoretical and 2 practical sessions.

The ethos is of maximum participation enabling all to achieve their potential.

Enrichment Opportunities for Physical Education

Please see the current Academy Enrichment Programme Booklet for details of enrichment opportunities in this subject area.