Physical Education2019-10-07T13:39:13+00:00

Physical Education

Our aim is to provide every pupil with the opportunity to be the best that they can be physically, socially, mentally, morally, spiritually and culturally. We encourage all our pupils to be switched on to sport and recognise the benefits that regular exercise can bring. At Clayton Hall we provide a balanced, safe and enjoyable curriculum in which pupils will be challenged and engaged.

The PE department aim to compliment and contribute to the school’s aims by providing every pupil with an equal opportunity to achieve their full potential. At Clayton Hall we offer a vast range of extra-curricular activities as we are especially keen to develop pupil’s interests in sport.

Please see below for 2017-18’s PE Extra Curricular Activities

A printout of the timetable can be found HERE

Key Stage 3

Some of the sports activities that may be offered at KS3 include:

Football Netball Rugby
Hockey Badminton Table Tennis
Tennis Athletics Rounders
Cricket Gymnastics Trampolining
Dance Handball Basketball
Volleyball Orienteering Mountain Biking
Health and Fitness Problem Solving Free Running

During assessment the students will be evaluated on their abilities to acquire and develop skills, select and apply skills, use tactics and compositional ideas, evaluate and improve their performance, acquire knowledge and understanding of health and fitness.

Both the class teacher and pupil are actively involved in their own and others’ assessment. Pupils are aware of what is needed to achieve a specific level and what is needed to improve through sport specific level descriptors. Pupils should aim to achieve a minimum of level 5 by the end of Key Stage 3.

Key Stage 4

Pupils at KS4 participate in 4 lessons of Physical Education per two week cycle. There are opportunities in KS4 to have a more option based programme which may include some mixed sex groups. As well as having the opportunity to revisit some of the sports learnt in KS3, optional activities such as the climbing wall are available to KS4.


The school currently follows the Edexcel Specification  – see assessment summary below;

Component Assessment Content Overview
Component 1:

Fitness and Body Systems

Written examination:

1 hour and 45 minutes  36% of the qualification

Topic 1: Applied anatomy and physiology

Topic 2: Movement analysis

Topic 3: Physical training

Topic 4: Use of data

Component 2:

Health and Performance

Written examination:

1 hour and 15 minutes  24% of the qualification

Topic 1: Health, fitness and well-being

Topic 2: Sport psychology

Topic 3: Socio-cultural influences

Topic 4: Use of data

Component 3:

Practical Performance

(3 separate sports)

Non-examined assessment: internally marked and externally moderated

30% of the qualification

105 marks, (35 marks per activity)

One team activity, one individual activity and a free choice from the list published by the DfE

– Skills in isolation

– Skills in a competitive/ formal situation

Component 4:

Personal Exercise Programme (PEP)

Non-examined assessment: internally marked and externally moderated

10% of the qualification   20 marks

Aim and planning analysis

Carrying out and monitoring the PEP Evaluation of the PEP


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