Curriculum Information

In Year 9, students receive 2 hours of core Physical Education per week which incorporates Leadership activities (through a selected options pathway).

As part of their core PE lessons, students are offered a broad and balanced range of activities. These include: –

  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket/Rounders
  • Dance (Girls only)
  • Gymnastics
  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Netball (Girls only)
  • Outdoor and Adventurous Activities/Climbing
  • HRF (Project based learning to record fitness levels)
  • Rugby (Boys only)

Students increase their competence and confidence in Physical Education by building upon the work carried out in Years 7 & 8 and working towards their final end of key stage assessment. They further develop skills, tactics and compositional ideas and continue to make progress in learning through the process of performing, analysing and making decisions.

Health and Leadership

Students are given more ownership in Year 9 and have the opportunity to select an options pathway they wish to follow. They can choose from Competitive Games, Creative Movement or a Combination Unit. As part of this unit they will have an opportunity to increase attainment and develop leadership skills by following the ‘YOUR Leaders Programme’ through their preferred activity areas. This programme enables students to develop personally and socially. They work as part of a team in a range of activity settings and are allocated roles and responsibilities, such as: Team Captain, Equipment Coordinator, Warm-up Coach, Technical Coach and Official. In year 9 the tasks set for teams are more complex, with onus on the students to cooperate effectively with one another to prepare delivery and evaluate lessons.

Health and Leadership lessons also encompass a Fitness Programme and Inter-house Sports Competitions. Fitness is developed through a range of training methods (continuous, interval, circuit, x-bikes, etc) and SAQ stations (Speed, Agility & Quickness). House competitions include a variety of team games (i.e. Football, Netball, Basketball, etc), as well as individual fitness challenges (i.e. Climbing, Indoor Rowing, Cross Country, Athletics, etc).


  • Encouraging them to adopt and healthy and active lifestyles.
  • Ensuring they are organised with PE kit for lessons.
  • Supporting the delivery of extra-curricular sporting activities and fixtures offered at school.
  • Encouraging their child to join local sports clubs. The PE department can provide contact details and information on clubs on request.
  • Extra-Curricular Clubs and Inter-school fixtures are offered in the following activities:
  • Girls – Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Indoor & Mini Hockey, Rounders, and Trampolining.
  • Boys – Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Mini Hockey, Rugby, and Trampolining.