020 8590 2245

Ms J L Hamill (Headteacher)
45-65 Oaks Lane, Newbury Park
Ilford, IG2 7PQ

Physical Education

What students will learn?

Physical Education is taught for 2 hours a week, there is also an extensive Extra-curricular Programme to allow students to participate in a range of physical activities before school, at lunch time and after school. These activities take the form of clubs, training and competitive matches.

Students are taught in both mixed gender groups and single-sex groups.

The Physical Education curriculum enables students to,

  • Enjoy and succeed in a range of physical activities
  • Develop a wide range of skills and the ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully
  • Analyse and reflect on their own and others performance and find ways to improve
  • Develop the confidence to participate in different activities and learn about the values of healthy, active lifestyles
  • Develop personally and socially
  • Take on different roles and responsibilities including leadership, coaching and officiating
  • Develop decision making skills
  • Learn how to be effective in challenging, creative and competitive situations
  • Develop their likes and aptitudes for physical activity at school, discover how and where to get involved in physical activity outside of school, and make informed choices about lifelong physical activity

Physical Activities taught at KS3

Gymnastics, Dance, netball, rugby, football, handball, basketball, volleyball, hockey, athletics, indoor athletics, badminton, tennis, table-tennis, trampolining, cricket, rounders, orienteering, outdoor education, cross-country, a variety of fitness based activities

How will they be assessed?

Students are assessed at the end of each activity block. At the end of each year students are given an overall assessment on their general progress in their

  • Level of motor skill
  • Sporting techniques and skills in specific sports
  • Effective use of skills in game situations
  • Body management skills
  • Creativity and performance in artistic aspects of movement
  • Tactical understanding
  • Understanding and knowledge of sport and physical activity

Students are also tested in their levels of fitness, participating in a set of specific fitness tests 4 times each year.

How can parents support?

Parents can support students by

Ensuring students have correct and appropriate kit for each lesson

Encouraging students to join a school physical education extra-curricular club

Encouraging students to participate in some form of physical activity out of school time

Investigate what opportunities are available to participate in sport and physical activity in the local area (information can be found on the Redbridge Council Website, or students can gain information from the PE department)

Participate in physical activity as a family

Encourage students to view sport in the media

Discuss with students what they are doing in PE lessons

Exam Board: OCR
The Structure of the Course

The GCSE Physical Education course is made up of 30% practical activities, 10% analysis of performance and 60% written paper (2 exam papers).

The course overview is as follows,


Applied anatomy and physiology     1 hour written exam       30% of overall GCSE

Physical Training


Socio-cultural influences                 1 hour written exam         30% of overall GCSE

Sports Psychology

Health, fitness and wellbeing


Practical activity assessments

Evaluation and analysis of performance 3 practical activities 40% of overall GCSE

  • 1 individual activity
  • 1 team activity
  • 1 other activity (from a prescribed list)

Students will also complete a Personal Exercise Programme incorporating a 6-week training schedule. Homework will be set for both theory and practical lessons.

Students will be expected to attend lunchtime and after-school clubs. We also strongly advise students to take part in sporting activities at representative level, for either school or club.

Students will be issued with GCSE textbooks and folders. It is vital to the course that students’ written work is presented well and folders are kept up to date. Loss of the GCSE textbook will result in a charge. Written homework is set weekly and written tests and assessments are set regularly throughout the course.

Students will need to purchase a new PE kit for the course. This comprises:

  • Polo shirt with their individual candidate number on it
  • Shorts
  • Tracksuit top and bottoms

All of the kit will have the student’s name, school name, logo and GCSE embroidered on it. The cost will be approximately £60.


Further Education routes: BTEC National in Sport; BTEC National in Recreation; AS/A2 Physical Education & Sport; AS/A2 Dance.

Jobs that use GCSE PE:

PE Teacher; Fitness Instructor; Sports Coach; Recreational Manager; Dietician: Physiotherapist; Sports Journalist; Sports Psychologist; Sport and Health Promotion; Armed Services; Police Force; Paramedic: Nursing; Medicine.

Ms L Petrie – Physical Eduation Team Leader

Ms H McDonald – 2nd I/C

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