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 students to access an active lifestyle.

The Department Who are we?

Mr S. Fatania - Head of Physical Education

Mr A. Kemp - Teacher of Physical Education

Miss K. Simpson - Teacher of Physical Education

Mr G. Cardwell - Teacher of Physical Education

Mr J. Mannering - Teacher of Physical Education

The Curriculum:


Students 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 students. Students are expected to bring full PE kit to every PE lesson.

KS3 Topic Overview and Assessment


Within Physical Education students 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 students 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 Curriculum Boys Curriculum
Netball Football
Badminton Basketball
Rugby Rugby
Football Gymnastics
Fitness Alternative Activities
Alternative Activities Badminton
Gymnastics Fitness
Athletics Athletics
Rounders Cricket


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

  • GCSE Physical Education
  • VCERT Health and Fitness 

KS4 Topic Overview and Assessment

GCSE Physical Education

Examination Board: Edexcel

What will I learn? 

Exam 1: 36% (90 Marks) 

  • Topic 1: Applied Anatomy and Physiology
  • Topic 2: Movement Analysis
  • Topic 3: Physical Training
  • Topic 4: Use of Data

Exam 2: 24% (70 Marks)

  • Topic 1: Health, Fitness, and Well-being
  • Topic 2: Sport Psychology
  • Topic 3: Socio-cultural Influences
  • Topic 4: Use of Data 

3 Sports:  30% (35 Marks Per Activity)

  • Skills during individual and team activities
  • General performance skills
  1. One Team Activity
  2. One Individual Activity
  3. One Free Choice

Personal Exercise Programme (PEP): 10% (20 Marks)

  • Aim and planning analysis
  • Carrying out and monitoring the PEP
  • Evaluation of the PEP


Which skills will I develop?

  • Application of skills techniques and tactics
  • Observe and analyse performance
  • Reading, writing and speaking
  • Linking text to practical performance
  • Analysing data
  • Planning a 6-week fitness training programme

How will I learn?

You will learn through various theory lessons and replication of key terms and application of knowledge to practical sporting situations. You will receive practical lessons where you will explore advanced skills and apply these with tactical awareness. You will learn to link the theory of physical education to the practical performance of an athlete.

How will my work be assessed?

60% Theory = 2 Exams
30% Practical = 3 sports
10% Coursework = Personal Exercise Programme

Where might this lead?  

Students can progress from this qualification to:

  • Further study of physical education at AS and A Level
  • Vocational courses such as the BTEC Nationals in Sport
  • Apprenticeships and other training


NCFE Level 2 Certificate In Health and Fitness (VCERT)

Examination Board: NCFE VCERT

What will I learn?

Unit 1: Principles of Health and Fitness
Internal Assessment (25%)

Learners Will: 

  • Understand the main components of fitness and the principles of training
  • Look at the benefits and the effects of exercise on the body's system


Unit 2: Healthy Lifestyles
Internal Assessment (25%)

Learners Will: 

  • Understand how food physical activities can contribute to a healthy lifestyle
  • They will learn the importance of diet and nutrition
  • Understand how motivation affects participation in physical activity

Unit 3: Preparing and Planning for Health and Fitness 
Externally Assessed Exam (25%)

Learners Will: 

  • Understand factors that affect a health and fitness plan
  • Prepare a health and fitness plan to improve their exercise and diet
  • The learners will be able to evaluate a health and fitness plan\\\\\\\


Unit 4: Develop a Personal Health and Fitness Programme
Internal Assessment (25%)

Learners Will: 

  • Bring together their learning gained throughout the course and develop a health and fitness programme
  • Gain knowledge and skills in carrying out fitness tests
  • Understand the importance of preparation and appropriate warm-up and cool downs
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of a health and fitness programme

Which skills will I develop?

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

How will I learn?

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

How will my work be assessed?

Students will be assessed through a range of methods:

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

Where might this lead?  

Students can progress from this qualification to:

  • Further study of health and fitness
  • Vocational courses such as the BTEC Nationals in Sport
  • Gym apprenticeships


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:

Students 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. Students are assessed on their practical performance and knowledge application of skills, techniques and tactics within any given sport. The students’ 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:


Students are assessed practically and theoretically.

Practically – 3 sports (35 marks each) 30% + Coursework (20 marks) 10%

They will be assessed in 3 different sports, 1 team sport, 1 individual sport and 1 free choice. They are assessed out of a total of 35 marks which is broken down into 2 components. Firstly, they are assessed in their ‘performance of skills and techniques in isolation/unopposed situations’, this is assessed out of 10 marks. Secondly, the ‘application of skills, techniques and decision making under pressure during conditioned practices and a conditioned/formal/competitive situation, this is assessed out of 25 marks. This is internally assessed and then sent for moderation by external examiners.

Students will complete a personal exercise programme that assesses the students’ ability to prepare, plan, complete and review a 6-week training programme. They will be marked out of 20. This is internally assessed and then sent for moderation by external examiners.

Theoretical – Component 1 (90 marks) 36% + Component 2 (70 marks) 24%

They will be assessed in 2 components. Both components will require students to be able to know key terms and apply then to sporting examples, as well as provided analysis of the effects they have on performance in 4 topic areas.

Component 1: Fitness and Body systems

Topic 1: Applied anatomy and physiology
Topic 2: Movement analysis
Topic 3: Physical training
Topic 4: Use of data.

Component 1 is 90 mark, 1 hour 45-minute exam sat at the end of the 2-year course.

Component 2: Health and Performance

Topic 1: Health, fitness and well-being
Topic 2: Sport psychology
Topic 3: Socio-cultural influences
Topic 4: Use of data

Component 2 is a 70 mark ,1 hour and 15-minute exam sat at the end of the 2-year course.

Health and Fitness:

Students 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. Students can achieve 1 of 4 grades: pass, merit, distinction and not complete. 

How do staff and students within the department use KPIs?

KPIs are used in Key Stage 3 during assessment lessons in week 1, 4 and 9 of a teaching block. 

Where are the KPIs located?

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

Where will assessed work be found?

In the PE office with the class teacher.

How often will students complete an assessed piece of work?

Start, middle and end of each teaching block. 

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

Moderation Mondays are used to moderate GCSE and NCFE work.

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

Key Performance Indicators