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St Peter's
Catholic School

Physical Education

Miss L Boon

Head of Physical Education


Mr N Blount  Mr N Blount 
Mr P Clark Troops to Teacher Trainee
Miss E Campbell SCITT Teacher Trainee
Mr J Greenfield        Second in Physical Education
Mrs H Hayden  Head of Year

Our vision for physical education and school sport is to engage and inspire all pupils. High quality teaching, learning and diverse curriculum increases participation levels and leads to healthier students who are fully engaged in all school activities.

We aspire to inspire our students to perform to their very best in competitive sport as well as other physically demanding activities. We aim to develop character, resilience and self-discipline to sustain students' development and help them to accept defeat generously, and victory graciously.

The extensive range of traditional team games, competitive and recreational activities we provide for students forms a vital part of St Peter's curriculum. It also teaches fairness and respect in life.

Students in Sixth Form have the opportunity to take Physical Education once a week on a Wednesday within enrichment periods, where they are given the choice to attend sports practice, fitness classes run by external instructors, use the onsite or local area facilities, or be taken out to play fixtures against other schools.


Do you have a passion for sport? Possibly a future in coaching, teaching or sports sciences? Physical Education(PE) offers a course with great variety. The nature of the subject lends itself to the way we deliver the course, we aim to teach the content in a way that relates to the performer and in a practical format when appropriate. We use online platforms to support learning and increase teacher/student contact time. Students’ progress ismonitored extremely closely and as a department we pride ourselves on high expectations ensuring that students are fully supported and stretched to exceed their potential.


Academic pathways: sport and exercise science, sports coaching, sports performance, physiotherapy, sports rehabilitation, sports psychology, physical education, health and nutrition studies. Career pathways: PE teacher, physiotherapist, professional sportsperson, sports coach/consultant, sports policy at local and national level, diet and fitness instructor, personal trainer/fitness instructor, sports psychologist, sports journalism.


Students will be studying the OCR syllabus.

Year 12

Applied anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology, biomechanics including technology in sport, skill acquisition, sports psychology, and sport and society.

Year 13

Applied anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology, biomechanics including technology in sport, skill acquisition, sports psychology, sport and society, contemporary issues in physical activity and sport, performance or coaching, evaluation and analysis or performance improvement.


70% of the course is assessed theoretically in exams.

There are three exams at the conclusion of study with the units studied as described above.

30% of the course is practically assessed examining the student’s ability to perform or coach in one practical activity, and through an oral response whereby a student observes a live sporting performance and discusses strengths, weaknesses and action plan to offer improvement linked to the theoretical sections studied.


• Competitive football, rugby and netball teams

• Opportunity to coach younger students and gain coaching qualifications

• Links with local leisure centres

• Full enrichment activity programme


Minimum grade 6 GCSE in Science and grade 6 GCSE in PE. A hard working and committed approach to the subject and a drive to study across multiple concepts outside of class lessons is a necessity.