PE Curriculum Area

Key Stage 3

Throughout key stage 3 students have two, one hour PE lessons a week. The P.E department ensures that all students follow as wide a range of activities as possible. This allows our younger pupils to experiment with sport and hopefully take one (or more!) on. The department strongly believe that lessons should be fun, challenging and above all educational. The following sports are taught:

  • Fitness
  • Football
  • Cricket
  • Hockey
  • Rugby
  • Badminton
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Stoolball
  • Volleyball
  • Gymnastics
  • Dance
  • Athletics

The KS3 curriculum is designed to provide a platform from which students will build physical competencies, improve aspects of fitness, and develop personal and interpersonal skills and attributes. It enables students to develop the concepts and skills necessary for participation in a wide range of physical activities in preparation for further study at GCSE level in KS4.

KS3 PE is taught in separate gender groups where they will encounter a variety of practical learning experiences, including working on their own, with a partner and in small and large groups, both outdoors and indoors.

Year 7

During Year 7 students follow a programme where they will be taught the basis of Invasion games, Gymnastics, Dance, Fitness, Athletics and Striking and Fielding games. We teach the students the basic skills and tactics for these games, building on any past experiences they may have gained. During the first half term, all students will be tested on their practical skills in all areas of PE. This information will then be used to help with target setting.

Year 8

The students in Year 8 further develope their experiences and knowledge gained in Year 7, They will then go on to focus on particular areas of coaching and self-management, including leading warm ups for small groups.

Year 9

Students follow a programme which allows further skill development creatings a sense of independence. Throughout a range of sporting activities, students will be asked to lead ‘warm up’ sessions and parts of the lesson and will be encouraged to analyse their own performance as well as that of their team, developing appropriate feedback.
Students are introduced to the theory side of PE, giving a taste of what it would be like to further study the subject. This gives students an understanding of the balance of theory to practical, helping them to develop the skills, tactics and knowledge required for practical performance at this level.


Key Stage 4

Core PE is compulsory for all students in years 10 and 11. They also have the option to take GCSE PE

Core PE: Students follow a programme of participation where a variety of sports are offered throughout the year. Later in the autumn term all students have the opportunity to follow the Sports

Leaders Award or to continue with a participation element.

GCSE Physical Education

This is a popular and highly successful examination course which the students may choose to follow at the end of Year 9.

The students study the AQA syllabus.

Marks are awarded for continuous practical assessment, from a wide range of sports. (30%) and a written analysis of performance coursework (10%).

There are two written theory papers based on the human body and movement (30%) and Socio-cultural influences and well-being in physical activity and sport (30%),

Some of the practical and coursework marks are moderated by an external examiner.

Link to the AQA web site:


Bourne PE Department benefit from the use of Westgate Leisure Bourne’s facilities, these include a 4 badminton court sports hall, dance studio, fitness suite, small gym and a small hall.

Extra Curricular

To practise, to train, to improve! All levels of ability are welcome to the many clubs which are run by PE staff after College these include (winter term): girls and boys football, rugby, badminton, dance, fitness, netball, basketball. (summer term): boys and girls cricket, rounders and athletics.
The department benefits from being part of the West Sussex West sports partnership, this allows us to compete in all area tournaments with strong links to County and National competitions.


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