Physical Education


Mr Griffiths:
Responsibilities: Head of Physical Education, Head of Citizenship, 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

Mr 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

Mr Gallagher
Responsibilities: Teacher of Physical Education
BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science, Loughborough University
PGDipEd Physical Education, University of Birmingham

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


  • 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 well being.
  • 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.

Key Stage 3

In KS3 students cover the activities of football, rugby, athletics, cricket, softball, rounder’s, badminton, short tennis, basketball, hockey, swimming, table tennis, fitness, dodge ball and many more.

Students are taught the keys skills needed to improve upon their sporting ability.


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.

Junior Sports Leader Award

This course allows the students to understand the role of a leader. They investigate what makes a good leader and then they have to demonstrate through leading sessions that they can show the relevant qualities needed to be a good leader. They are also expected to contribute at school by helping and leading inter-form activities and by working with Primary Schools in delivering sports festivals.

Assessment is ongoing and based upon their demonstration of the relevant skills needed.

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We have an extensive extra curricular programme with an activity happening everyday 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 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.