Physical Education

Vision / Intent:

The PE department aims to promote a healthy active lifestyle. We believe in the power of physical education and the benefits it has on an individual. We aim to provide a tailored curriculum that allows all pupils to access an active lifestyle. 

The Department: Who are we?

  • Head of Physical Education – Mr S. Fatania
  • Teacher of Physical Education – Mr A. Kemp
  • Teacher of Physical Education – Miss B. Hipperson

The Curriculum:


Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9) 

Pupils in Years 7, 8 and 9 will receive two hours of Physical Education each week. The curriculum changes to suit individual needs, but all route ways will cover a range of Games, Gymnastics, Athletics and Fitness activities. Below is a list of the main activities that will be covered during the year 7, 8 and 9 curriculum. All lessons follow a structured programme of study and are designed to be enjoyable, vigorous and purposeful. Active participation and a high level of effort is encouraged from all pupils. Pupils are expected to bring full PE kit to every PE lesson.

KS3 Topic Overview and Assessment


Within Physical Education pupils will be assessed through their practical performance alongside their knowledge of the theory of their activity such as tactics, rules and regulations.

Course Outline 

  • Through the Physical Education programme at New Line Learning we are striving for all pupils to be able to: 
  • Recognise and understand the importance of good health and fitness
  • Pursue their own interests within sport, knowing the benefits of an active lifestyle 
  • Appreciate the concepts of fair play, honesty, competition and good sportsmanship 
  • Demonstrate a good level of physical competence and understanding of their own capabilities, as well as limitations, to foster self-esteem and build self confidence 
  • Persevere with determination in order to achieve individual success, irrelevant of their ability 
  • Work successfully within a group and team situations, both competitively and co-operatively, thereby developing acceptable social skills 
  • Demonstrate expression and creativity and appreciate aesthetically pleasing movement. 
Girls CurriculumBoys Curriculum
FitnessAlternative Activities
Alternative ActivitiesBadminton


In Key Stage 4 Year 10 and 11 pupils have two hours of Physical Education each week. The curriculum changes to suit individual needs, but all route ways (competitive, recreational or creative) give pupils the opportunity to select appropriate activities as a group which will include a fitness module. If pupils take a Physical Education related option, this provides a further 2 hours over per week. The courses are: 

VCERT Health and Fitness  

KS4 Topic Overview and Assessment



What will I learn? 

  • The principles of training and FITT
  • How physical activities affect the body in the short and long term
  • How relevant fitness test can be used for specific health and skill components of fitness
  • Different lifestyle analysis tools and how to apply them
  • Creating a health and fitness programme

Which skills will I develop? 

Pupils develop written skills, evaluating and analysing, creating a fitness programme and ICT skills.

How will I learn? 

Pupils will learn through theory lessons and research based tasks. Pupils will also take part in practical lessons looking at fitness testing and carrying out a fitness programme. 

How will my work be assessed? 

Pupils will be assessed through a range of methods:

Unit 1: Introduction to body systems and principles of training in health and fitness

Written Exam – Externally marked 

40% weighting

Unit 2: Preparing and planning for health and fitness

Synoptic project – Internally assessed

  • Word documents, presentations
  • Video and voice recordings
  • Posters, leaflets, booklets
  • 1 external exam

60% weighting 

Overall Qualification Grades:

NYA, L1P, L1M, L1D, L1D*, L2P, L2M, L2D, L2D*

Where might this lead?  

Pupils can progress from this qualification to:

  • GCSE in Physical Education
  • A Level in Physical Education and Sport
  • Level 2 Technical Certificate in Sport & Physical Activity
  • Level 3 Applied General in Sport Studies
  • Level 3 Technical Level in Sport & Physical Activity
  • Apprenticeships in occupations within the Health & Fitness sectors such as Health Assistants, Fitness Instructors or Personal Trainers. 


Physical Education will bring great benefits to your personal health and fitness. Using knowledge you have learnt during the course you will be able to make better decisions regarding diet choices and exercise routines. 

Studying this qualification will also open up potential career and further educational opportunities for you; these opportunities could include further study of health and fitness, gym apprenticeships, a career in sports health and fitness, and BTEC Nationals in Sports. 


Clubs are run every night and can be found on the screens around school. We have also developed a partnership with Pro Soccer Academy for pupils looking to take part in extracurricular football.

Assessment & Key Performance Indicators


Assessment at Key Stage 3:

Pupils are assessed against KPI’s in a ranges of sports depending on the group they are in. They will record these within their individual Key stage 3 assessment booklet. Each assessment will take place beginning middle and end of each sport taught. Pupils are assessed on their practical performance and knowledge application of skills, techniques and tactics within any given sport. The pupils’ will be expected to demonstrate the ability to perform skills, techniques and tactics in closed situations and then be able to apply them in game situations. At the end of the year a final assessment is made drawing upon the years’ progress as an overall athlete.

Assessment at Key Stage 4:

Health and Fitness:

Pupils are assessed against criteria set by the NCFE Vcert exam board for 4 units across 2 years. Unit 1: Principles of Health and Fitness, Unit 2: Health, Active Lifestyle, Unit 4: Develop a personal health and fitness programme and Unit 3: Preparing and planning for health and fitness. Pupils can achieve 1 of 4 grades: pass, merit, distinction and not complete. 

How do staff and pupils within the department use KPIs?

KPIs are used in Key Stage 3 during assessment lessons in Term 2, 4 and 6. 

Where are the KPIs located?

The KPIs are present in the pupils’ key stage 3 booklet.

Where will assessed work be found?

In the PE office with the class teacher.

How often will pupils complete an assessed piece of work?

Term 2, 4 and 6.

What measures does the department complete to ensure the assessment outcomes are accurate?

Moderation Mondays are used to moderate NCFE work.

Team teaching assessment lessons and practical moderation lessons are used at key stage 3 to ensure accurate grades.