Physical Education

Key Stage 3   |    Key Stage 4: Core PE   |    Key Stage 4: GCSE PE   |    Key Stage 5

Contact: Mr O. Quail

National Curriculum

The Ecclesbourne School follows the National Curriculum

The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • Are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • Engage in competitive sports and activities
  • Lead healthy, active lives

Curriculum Intent

Through PE at the Ecclesbourne School, we look to build on and embed the physical development and skills learned in key stages 1 and 2, our aims are to make pupils become more competent, confident and expert in their techniques, and apply them across the range of diverse sports and physical activities that we cover throughout KS3. Pupils are taught to understand what makes their own and others performance effective. We encourage all pupils to develop their confidence and interests in sport and inspire pupils to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life, we underpin this with an understand of the long-term health benefits of being physically active.

Curriculum Implementation

The sports have been selected to work on a four-week cycle consisting of eight lessons per sport. This includes an assessment lesson at the end of the block of work. The assessments are completed in line with the assessment grading criteria that are in place for all sports covered. The blocks are completed on a rotational cycle so no sport is favoured above any other, each receives the same level and time of teaching. Sports are selected to allow students to learn a plethora of skills in a wide variety of sports including invasion games, net sports, gymnastic and fitness sports.

The selection of sports is also reliant on facilities and teaching spaces available along with the seasonal variations to allow maximum uptake and reduce disruption lessons through exams and weather. All students are told in advance about sports they are moving onto the week before and are also told about what equipment they will require before they move onto a different block/sport.



If you have any questions or queries relating to the PE curriculum please email for more information.