Physical Education




Acting Director of  Sport: Mr M Humphrey, BSc (Hons) Portsmouth

Director of Sport: Mrs K Hobson, BA (Hons) Brighton (Maternity leave)


PE Teacher: Miss J Cumming, BA (Hons) Wales
PE Teacher: Miss C Phillips, BSc (Hons) Brunel
PE Teacher: Mrs C Gilding-Brant, BA Brighton
PE Teacher: Mrs S Hills, MSc London, BEd (Hons) Leeds Polytechnic SENCo
Graduate Assistant (Sports) Mr N Standing, BSc St Mary’s Twickenham
Graduate Assistant (Sports) Miss G Cowdery, BSc Bournemouth

Outdoor Education: Mr P Hills




Do you want to maintain a good number of practical lessons in Year 10 and 11? Would you like to know how to develop an effective training programme and improve a certain component of fitness? Or perhaps you want to enhance your knowledge and understanding of the cardio-respiratory system and how it affects your sport?
GCSE Physical Education aims to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles through learning and understanding of the human body in relation to sporting activities. It is essential that all pupils considering this course consult a member of the PE Department, as there is huge emphasis on practical ability. An aptitude for Science is also essential.

Course Content
Applied Anatomy and Physiology – includes the structure and functions of the muscular-skeletal system and the cardio-respiratory system.
Movement analysis – includes lever systems, planes and axis of movement.
Physical training – indepth study of health and fitness and the role that exercise plays in both.

Use of data – learn how to present and interpret data in relation to fitness, physical and sporting activities.


Paper 1: one hour 45 mins – 36%
Paper 2: one hour 15 mins – 24%

Three practical activities: Any sports undertaken outside of school must be filmed and submitted to the PE Department by a specified date – 30%

Personal Exercise Programme -10%

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It is essential that all pupils considering this course consult a member of the PE Department, as there is an emphasis on practical ability. An aptitude for science is also essential.

A Level

Why Study Physical Education?
• Are you interested in how the human body works?
• Would you like to find out more about the psychology and nutrition work used by elite
• Are you considering a career within sport education?
• Have you wondered how sport developed from the early 18th century through to its present day impact on culture?
• Do you enjoy taking part in sport?

Course Content
Topics include:
• Applied Anatomy and Physiology
• Skill Acquisition
• Sport and Society
• Biomechanical Movement
• Sport Psychology
• Sport and Society and the role of Technology in Physical Activity and Sport.

Skill Acquisition and Sport Psychology complement one another perfectly, as shown in relating stages of learning to self-efficacy theory and the effects of social inhibition to teaching styles and methods of guidance. The synoptic approach adopted throughout the course will help enhance your understanding of the neurological aspects of top sport performance.

A2 – Two written theory papers, totalling – 70%
A2 – Practical Assessment on either a coach or performer in one chosen activity – 30%