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Key Stage 3

Physical education at KS3 aims to provide an enjoyable, satisfying and balanced programme. 

In Key stage 3 students are taught a broad and balanced curriculum for PE that covers the six different activity areas, including:


Outwitting opponents - basketball, netball, badminton, football, rugby, handball, dodgeball, cricket, rounders;

Accurate replication of actions, phrases and sequences - gymnastics; 

exploring and Communicating ideas, concepts and emotions – dance;

Performing at maximum levels in relation to speed, height, distance, strength or accuracy - athletics 

identifying and solving problems to overcome challenges of an adventurous nature - O&A

exercising safely and effectively to improve health and wellbeing; Health Related Fitness

All year 7 and 8 students receive 4 hours over the Week A and Week B of the timetable.

During Physical Education lessons students will be taught to:

  • Use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games 
  • Develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports 
  • Perform dances using advanced dance techniques in a range of dance styles and forms 
  • Take part in outdoor and adventurous activities which present intellectual and physical challenges and be encouraged to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group
  • Analyse their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best
  • Take part in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs