Physical Education


Daniel Griffiths:
Responsibilities: Head of Physical Education, Head of Enrichment, PE Subject Leader SCITT.
BSC Recreation Studies, Cheltenham & Gloucester College of Higher Education
PGCE Physical Education, Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education
MA Education, University of Central England
NPQH, National School of School Leadership

Stuart Campbell:
Responsibilities: Key Stage 3 Co-ordinator
BA Physical Education & Biology, Chester College
PGCE, Bedford College
Diploma in Exercise & Physiology & Sport Nutrition, Chester College,
UEFA “A” Licence

Joshua Gallagher:
Responsibilities: Teacher of Physical Education
BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science, Loughborough University
PG Dip Ed Physical Education, University of Birmingham
MA Teaching Studies, University of Birmingham

Chris Conway:
Responsibilities: Deputy Head teacher
B Ed (Hons) The Carnegie School of Education, Leeds Polytechnic
NPQH National School of School Leadership
UEFA “A” Licence

PE Curriculum Statement

Through providing a curriculum that is broad and balanced, physical education compliments and supplements the aims of KE VI Handsworth Grammar School.

The curriculum is designed to be enjoyable, but at the same time develop and stimulate the students; physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively. It aims to provide an equal opportunity of learning experiences in PE, Games, athletics and outdoor education. Students will be encouraged to take on different roles and enjoy physical activity as performers, spectators and referees/umpires/officials.

Lessons and schemes/units of work are structured to allow students the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills within a physical education environment. The learning environment is appropriate to the age, maturity and skill level of the students. Expectations are high but realistic in terms of achievement, discipline, behaviour and dress. The atmosphere of lessons is such that students gain confidence in physical activity in a safe environment where student success is positively reinforced.

Students will regularly work in group situations. In many areas the emphasis is on competition, where students are encouraged to be cooperative and tolerant of each other in order to achieve their goal. In all situation’s empathy is paramount where students cater to the needs of their peers. Through performance, students will be encouraged to recognise the strengths and weaknesses of themselves and others.

As students’ progress through the school they will be encouraged to adopt a positive attitude to activity and healthy living, motivating them to fulfil their sporting potential both within the school and through leisure facilities and clubs in the local community.

Course Calendars

Key Stage 3 & 4 – PE and Games



  • To provide the students with the skills and knowledge, to understand and perform all the activities undertaken in the department to the best of their abilities.
  • To help students appreciate the benefits of regular, enjoyable exercise for personal wellbeing.
  • To provide the students with the basic movement patterns that will equip them for lifelong participation.
  • To develop understanding, cooperation, tolerance and an ability to work with others through participation in activities.
  • To expose the students to a wide variety of individual and team activities.
  • To offer students the opportunity to undertake the study of physical education as an examinable subject.


  • all students will be encouraged and helped to achieve their full potential, both perceived and latent.
  • all students will acquire knowledge and skills relevant to their life after they leave school.
  • we will strive to ensure that all students are physically challenged subsequently achieving their potential in developing motor skills;
  • students will acquire knowledge and skills relevant to continuing in sport after they leave KEVI HGS, be it as a performer, spectator, official or group leader;
  • we will encourage students to strive for high standards in performance, appearance and sportsmanship;
  • students will be encouraged to appreciate the physical achievements of others;
  • we will strive to create a learning environment, which is well ordered and disciplined;
  • we will develop competence and confidence in physical skills;
  • students will understand and appreciate a range of activities.
  • students will be able to take part effectively on their own, with partners and in groups, in both competitive and co-operative situations,
  • students will select, practice and improve, to set their own goals and make sensible decisions about their participation in physical activity – which activity and at what level;
  • students will value safety codes, minimise risk, avoid danger and respond appropriately, when necessary to emergency situations;
  • students will be able to decide upon the most appropriate roles for them to play – as performer, spectator, official or group leader;
  • students will recognise, understand, appreciate and comment on good and bad performance;
  • students will value the contribution, which physical education and exercise can make towards their health, well-being and lifestyle;
  • we will understand and appreciate the importance of valuing the contributions of others,
  • students should appreciate the importance of fair play and of abiding by the rules and codes in all activities;
  • students will develop relevant skill, knowledge and understanding for future vocations in sport.


The GCSE course is designed to encourage students to investigate PE more carefully, by looking at the areas of human performance, developments in sport today and undertaking practical activities. Students who wish to choose this subject should bear in mind that theoretical work makes up a substantial proportion of the course.

60 % of the course is theory based with students studying two units and then assessed by taking two 2 x 1 hour written exams. The two units are ‘Applied anatomy and physiology, Physical training’ and ‘Socio-cultural influences, Sports psychology, Health fitness and well being’. These units look at how the human body works and functions during activity, the impact of diet and training and the different ways that we can train. Also the influences that impact upon participation, engagement patterns by different social group and the impact of sponsorship and the media.

40 % of the course is practical based in which students are required to demonstrate effective performance, the use of tactics or techniques and the ability to observe rules and conventions in three chosen activities. Students who undertake the course must be proficient in three sports. One of which must be an individual sport and one a team sport, the other can be either of these. An indication of the level that would be expected is that the student represents the school or is attached to a club where they play frequently. The acceptance of the students on the course will be decided by the PE department who have first-hand knowledge of the level of performances shown by students.

Students also have to complete one controlled assessment ‘The analysing and Evaluating Performance task’. This assessment requires research undertaken in school and at home. It is then written up in a formal setting at school.


We have an extensive extra-curricular programme with an activity happening every day after school. We provide a broad number of activities that are delivered to those students who want to participate for fun and those who want to extend into more competitive sport. We have many school teams and we are a successful sporting school winning many competitions and leagues.

We have trips to sporting events to allow students to see sport in a different arena to that which they are used to.


Please click here to view the Sportsman of the Year from 2017 onward.

Please click here to view a list of students who represent their sport at district and national level.

Please click here to view Aston League and Aston Cup Fixtures and Results.