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Core Physical Education

Mathematics - Year 7

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Below you will find more specific information about the curriculum in Core Physical Education for Year 10 and 11 students, explaining to you what students will learn, when, why and how. There is also information about how parents/carers are able to support students in their learning, extra-curricular opportunities in this subject and how it links to other subjects and the wider world.

While this information covers a broad range of areas, please do get in touch with the Subject Leader Mr Bradley if you have any questions.

Please click on the questions below to find out more.

How are groups organised?

Y10 – students are organised based upon ability

Y11 – students are organised by mixed ability

What characteristics does a successful student have in this subject?

The most successful students in this subject will enjoy the physical side of Physical Education and will be passionate about performing as a player.

What are the key concepts students will study at this level?

  • Physical activity
  • Leadership
  • Officiating

What will students learn at this level?

Our curriculum/ activities that we do now has changed due to restrictions on activities we can do at present.

All pupils in Core PE lessons in KS4 will complete the following:

Sept – Oct: Athletics (A combination of running, jumping and throwing lessons)

Oct – Dec: Badminton and Table Tennis.

All of these activities are considered low to moderate risk.


Students study a variety of different sports and activities with a view to ensure they find that one activity that they will enjoy playing or participating in for the rest of their lives.

Sports include, but are not limited to:

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Netball
  • Hockey
  • Badminton
  • Table Tennis
  • Trampolining
  • Athletics
  • Cricket
  • Rounders

What skills will students develop at this level?

  • Physical skills
  • Teamwork
  • Problem solving
  • Communication skills

How will students learn at this level?

Core PE at KS4 involves participating physically.

How will students’ learning be assessed at this level?

Learning is not directly assessed in core PE.

When do key assessments take place?


How can parents/carers support students’ learning?

Encourage you to consistently bring your kit and engage in physical activity in your spare time.

What equipment do students need for this subject?

KTS Physical Education kit

How does this subject link to other subjects?

GCSE PE: contributes to the physical component of the course

What websites or resources may be helpful to support students’ learning?


What extra-curricular or enrichment opportunities are available for students in this subject at this level?

Extra-curricular opportunities are plentiful at KTS and we expect that all students attend one club.  It would be great if that one club was a PE club! 

Clubs include, but are not limited to:

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Athletics
  • Cricket
  • Rounders
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Badminton
  • Table Tennis 
  • Dance
  • Gymnastic
  • Running

What sort of careers can this subject lead to?


What does student work look like in this subject at this level?


How does this subject support a broad and balanced curriculum, meeting the needs of all students, and developing traditional core skills?

Students study a rich variety of different activities and also experience different roles within sport e.g. performer, coach or official. 

How does this subject promote creativity, critical thinking, practice, perseverance and resilience, and making links?

Critical thinking is developed when students have to use tactics and strategies to outwit opponents to win or overcome a particular challenge or scenario.

How does this subject encourage enrichment and the development of cultural capital, deep learning, and inclusivity?

All students are openly encouraged and expected to participate in all activities in order to experience the amazing health benefits that sport has to offer.  The rich variety in activities also mean that ‘traditional’ sports are experienced by all genders e.g. mixed trampolining and girls’ football.