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“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.” John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Our Philosophy 

Physical Education makes a valuable contribution to the education of every student at LPGS. It is unique in the way that students learn and refine new skills either individually or in groups through an appreciation of how the body works and adapts to new situations. Such knowledge is obtained not only through participation but also through observing and analysing the development of oneself and others. Through a sound knowledge base students are encouraged to plan safe and effective exercise programmes to promote healthy lifestyles for the future.

What we expect from our students

During Physical Education lessons, students are expected to be well prepared, and willing to try their best. They will have many opportunities to work individually as well as in pairs and in small groups whereby building communication and leadership skills. There are many opportunities for students to take part in extra-curricular clubs and represent the school in fixtures and tournaments. We hope that students at LPGS are able to make positive choices about their personal health and fitness that will last a lifetime.


Throughout the year students take part in a wide range of matches, competitions and tournaments; to keep up to date with their achievements please check out our twitter account:


Key Stage 3

The KS3 PE curriculum is split into two distinct phases which are designed to offer all students the opportunity to experience a broad range of activities which allows them to then make a choice, at KS4, about the learning pathway that suits their preferences.


Year 7 and Year 8

Year 7 and 8 will be set based on ability following an initial three week assessment period. All groups will then be taught the same range of activities as detailed in the table below. They will also compete in three inter-form competitions throughout the year in order to contribute to their house points total and receive a one week sports day practice block.


Year Curriculum aims Pathways / Activities
7 Develop a range of basic practical skills, tactical concepts and sporting knowledge to utilise in sporting competition at varying levels. Begin to feel physically confident in their ability and understand the importance of being physically active. Multisports Hockey Gymnastics Netball
Rounders Athletics Inter-form competitions x 3
8 Badminton Netball Hockey Gymnastics
Rounders Athletics Tennis Inter-form competitions x 3

N.B - Dance is delivered as a separate lesson, once a fortnight, in the Year 8 curriculum by specialist dance teachers


Year 9

Year 9 students will be allocated (via discussions between students and staff) a learning pathway:

  1. Performance pathway – potential GCSE PE students, those who represent the school or compete in sport outside of school. Our highest achievers and those with potential to achieve highly.
  2. Participation pathway – those who may consider GCSE PE, like competition and may make B teams. May be involved in sports outside of school and have a solid all round ability.
  3. Well-being pathway – focus on engagement and exercise for life rather than performance for competition.
  4. Creative pathway – potential GCSE Dance students, a tailored program of activities to suit those more interested in the individual and creative sports/performance arts with a real focus on preparation for GCSE Dance study.

The activities included have been selected to suit the majority of the pupils within that pathway whilst ensuring a range is still experienced.


Curriculum Aims

Develop more  sophisticated and  accurate practical skills and tactical concepts that can be applied consistently and  appropriately in varying levels of sporting  competition. Be clear about the  value of PE/Sport/ Dance/Physical activity in their lifestyles. At the end of this stage they must be able to make an informed choice about a  preferred pathway of study.

Performance Participation Well-being Creative
Netball Badminton Netball Badminton Badminton Dance/Aerobics Trampoline Dance 1
Hockey Trampoline Trampoline Dance Trampoline Lacrosse Basketball

Fitness / Yoga

Cricket Athletics Rounders Athletics Rounders Athletics Dance 2 Athletics
Tennis Tennis
Inter-form competitions x 3


Students will spend 5-6 weeks on the activities listed above. At the end of the block, students will be graded on attainment for that activity, but their overall reported grade will be a reflection of their all-round ability in PE.

Key Stage 4: GCSE PE and alternative learning pathways

At Key Stage 4 students will get to choose their learning pathway: 

  • Performance - predominantly GCSE students, they should be in this area unless choosing leadership - those who want competitive activities with the focus on improvement
  • Participation - those who are keen on PE/Sport but want to try other sports/activities not previously offered in lessons
  • Leadership - those wanting to gain an extra qualification in SPORT or DANCE leadership - these courses should be completed by May half term leaving those students to enjoy the last half term of other activities.
  • Well-being - those wanting to remain physically active without competition or a focus on quality of performance but rather a focus on remaining active and healthy


Curriculum Aims

Develop the depth of skill and knowledge to be able to continue independently in their chosen pathway. Make informed and conscious decisions about how sport/physical activity will be present in their lives now and in the future. Recognise the positive contribution that can be made to their life and community through healthy living.

*sports listed here are subject to change

  Performance Leadership Participation Well-being
10 Badminton Cycling Sports Leadership Table Tennis Basketball Cycling Boxercise
Fitness Outdoor games Cycling Badminton Yoga Badminton
Rounders Tennis Rounders Tennis Rounders Tennis
11 Netball Table Tennis Outdoor Games Yoga Street Dance Basketball Cycling Volleyball
Trampoline Hockey Trampoline Fitness Trampoline Fitness Trampoline Fitness
Boxercise Aerobics Rounders Tennis Ultimate Frisbee Circuits Zumba Ultimate Frisbee


If students wish to develop their performing skills then they can attend extra-curricular practices in the following sports: netball, hockey, badminton, athletics, rounders, gymnastics, tennis, dance, football, trampoline

Key Stage 5: BTEC Sport (EDEXCEL)

Level of Study 

  • BTEC National


Description of Course

The new BTEC Sport course provides a broad basis of study covering the fundamentals of the sport and physical activity sectors. Whether you are considering higher education, employment or apprenticeship this course covers all the necessary elements for entry into any of these pathways in a practical and applied way.

BTEC Sport is designed for students with a keen interest in the practical and theoretical side of sports performance and the leisure industry. The course builds on study at GCSE level and aims to enhance student’s knowledge and experiences within the field of sport and physical activity. BTEC Nationals in sport use a combination of assessment styles to give students confidence so they can apply their knowledge to succeed in the workplace and have the study skills to continue learning on higher education courses and throughout their career.


Skills Required

A good standard of written English and functional Maths will enable students to meet the demands of the exams. Solid ability in Science, especially Biology. Current participation in at least one competitive sport as a performer. You will be required to provide evidence that you are playing regularly in your chosen activity at competition level.


Entry Qualifications

Grade 4 or above in GCSE PE, English, Mathematics and Science. Regular attendance at a school or club for their selected activity is essential. Applicants not meeting these requirements should discuss their prospect with their PE staff.


Method of Assessment

The course is divided into seven units and equates to 1 1/2 A-Levels. Units 1, 2, and 3 will be studied in Year 1 and Units 4, 5 and 6 in Year 2. Unit 7 will be assessed across both years of the course.

Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology

  • Assessed via 1hr 30min exam, option to sit in Jan/May/June

Unit 2: Fitness training and programming for health, sport and well-being 

  • 2 hour formal assessment period, likely to involve producing a training programme to suit the given scenario

Unit 3: Professional development in the sports industry 

  • Internally assessed via completion of projects/assignments 
  • Possible involvement of work experience

Unit 4: Sports Leadership

  • Internally assessed via completion of projects/assignments 
  • Possible involvement of work experience

Unit 5: Fitness Testing 

  • Internally assessed via completion of projects/assignments

Unit 6: Sports Psychology 

  • Internally assessed via completion of projects/assignments

Across all 2 years:

Unit 7: Practical Performance

  • Internally assessed via completion of projects/assignments 
  • Possible involvement of work experience 
  • External involvement in practical sports is essential


Contact Name Miss C Bush (Head of PE)

Educational Progression and Career Opportunities

Wide including Fitness Instruction, Professional Athlete, Leisure and Tourism, Sports Development, Sports Coaching, Sports Journalist, Sports Manager, Sports Administration, Teaching and Sports Therapy/Massage.

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