National Curriculum Aims

The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • lead healthy, active lives.

Overview of Curriculum

PE develops students’ competence and confidence to take part in a range of physical activities that become a central part of their lives, both in and out of school.

A high-quality PE curriculum enables all students to enjoy and succeed in many kinds of physical activity. They develop a wide range of skills and the ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully. When they are performing, they think about what they are doing, analyse the situation and make decisions. They also reflect on their own and others’ performances and find ways to improve them. As a result, they develop the confidence to take part in different physical activities and learn about the value of healthy, active lifestyles. Discovering what they like to do, what their aptitudes are at school, and how and where to get involved in physical activity helps them make informed choices about lifelong physical activity.

PE helps students develop personally and socially. They work as individuals, in groups and in teams, developing concepts of fairness and of personal and social responsibility. They take on different roles and responsibilities, including leadership, coaching and officiating. Through the range of experiences that PE offers, they learn how to be effective in competitive, creative and challenging situations.

(1 lesson per week)
(2 lessons per week)
Basketball / TchoukballAutumn Boxercise/Basketball/
Circuit Training/ Handball
Health and FitnessSpringHealth and Fitness/ Running and
Agility Training/ Football
BadmintonSummerOutdoor Adventurous
Activities/ Tennis/
Table Tennis/ Rounders

Autumn, 1st Half Term, 2023 – Boxercise

Boxercise Assessment Progress Map

Autumn, 1st Half Term, 2023 – Basketball      

Basketball Assessment Progress Map

KS3 Basketball Unit of Work

KS4 Basketball Unit of Work

Autumn, 2nd Half Term, 2023 – Handball     

Handball Assessment Progress Map

Handball Unit of Work

Spring Term, 2024 – Health and Fitness      

Health and Fitness Assessment

Health and Fitness Unit of Work

Spring, 2nd Half Term, 2024 – Football     

Football Assessment Progress Map

KS3 Football Unit of Work

KS4 Football Unit of Work

Summer, 1st Half Term, 2024 – Outdoor Adventurous Activity (OAA)     

OAA Assessment Progress Map

KS3 OAA Unit of Work

KS4 OAA Unit of Work

Summer, 1st Half Term, 2024 – Tennis     

Tennis Assessment Progress Map

KS3 Tennis Unit of Work

KS4 Tennis Unit of Work

Summer, 2nd Half Term, 2024 – Table Tennis     

Table Tennis Assessment Progress Map

KS3 Table Tennis Unit of Work

KS4 Table Tennis Unit of Work

Summer, 2nd Half Term, 2024 – Rounders     

Rounders Assessment Progress Map

KS3 Rounders Unit of Work

KS4 Rounders Unit of Work