Faculty Leader: Miss C Leath Subject Leader: Mr P Goodwin

Curriculum Intent

In PE, our intent for the curriculum is to enthuse and inspire pupils to participate fully and develop a lifelong love of physical activity, sport and exercise, which will help to facilitate a healthy lifestyle.

We aim to achieve this by implementing a curriculum that ensures all pupils;

  • Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • Are physically active for sustained periods
  • Engage in competitive sports and activities
  • Develop an understanding of health related exercise
  • Have access to a curriculum pathway that supports post 16 choices

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Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9)

PE_KS3_Learning Journey

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During Key Stage 3 the Physical Education course covers a broad and balanced curriculum. The areas of activity covered include; Health Related Exercise, Athletics and Games, including Football, Rugby, Netball, Basketball, Volleyball, Dodgeball, Cricket, Rounders and Badminton. 

These are taught on a modular basis by a team of specialist staff. In Year 8 and Year 9, students are given the opportunity to personalize their own curriculum and choose their preferred activity block. 

Positive, well-motivated attitudes towards a healthy, enjoyable, social lifestyle are always encouraged as well as self-reflection, with students given opportunity to assess strengths and weakness and identify their next steps.

There are a wide range of clubs and practices both at lunchtime and after school. The school also enters teams in a number of local and regional leagues and competitions.

Students are encouraged to represent the school and progress to gain district or County representative honors wherever possible. 

Where appropriate students are put into contact with local reputable clubs for coaching and further experience. 

The school has achieved great success over the years in a range of both team and individual sports and this is always celebrated by announcements in assemblies, photographs on the plasma screen or pupil achievement board in the foyer, the award of credits, prizes or other awards etc. For example, each year the prestigious Gordon Banks Trophy is awarded at Presentation Evening to the pupil judged to be the most successful in Physical Education over the previous twelve months, either in or out of school.

Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11)

Core PE (All students)

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What course do students follow?

Pupils will follow a non-examination course.

What will students study?

Throughout, pupils will be given the opportunity to:

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • be physically active for sustained periods of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • lead healthy, active lives.

Teacher in Charge: Mr P Goodwin

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What course do I follow?


What will I study?

The specification enables pupils to participate in physical activity in a number of different types of activity and in different roles within activities through practical performance. It also requires pupils to  underpin their practical performances with theoretical knowledge of  the anatomical, physical and psychological demands of physical activity and how these factors affect physical competence. Pupils will also learn how to use methods of practice to improve  their level of performance in physical activity and the importance of  being physically active as part of a balanced, healthy lifestyle.

Details of Examination?

There are two examination papers, each lasting 1 hour, which combine to be worth 60% of the GCSE.  These will both be taken at the end of Year 11.

Component 1 – Physical factors affecting performance (60 marks)

Component 2 – Socio-cultural issues and sports psychology (60 marks)

Details of Coursework

This will be worth 40% of your overall result and is divided as follows:

  1. Candidates are internally assessed as a performer in 3 practical activities (one team game, one individual activity and a third activity from either list) - 60 marks
  2. Candidates will be assessed in an Analysis and evaluation of performance written task. - 20 marks

Specification content can be found at;


Specific Entry Requirements

Pupils should have a real passion for PE and sport. Due to the practical weighting of the subject, this course is only suitable for pupils who participate competitively in a minimum of 2 different sports. Competitive sport could be representing school teams or local sports clubs. There is also an expectation that pupils take part in extra-curricular physical education at Madeley. This could be in the form of house competitions, lunchtime or after school clubs.  

Assessment resources

Assessment resources can be found using the link below.


Careers information

Careers information can be found using the link below.