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P.E.                             Curriculum Video

The Physical Education department at Lode Heath School are a dedicated and passionate group of staff who are committed to providing the most opportunities for your child to achieve and develop both during curriculum time and extra curricular activities.


We have a broad curriculum which is tailored to individuals and groups; covering a range of activities and sports, from traditional sports such as rugby, football, table tennis, badminton, trampolining and athletics; to parkour, team building, korfball and Gaelic football.


Our KS3 curriculum is broad enough to build skills and prepare students for examination PE, whilst exposing them to a variety of challenging environments.


Our KS4 curriculum develops skills learnt in keys stage 3 where all pupils continue their physical development with one hour per week of PE.


We also offer GCSE PE and Btec first award in Sport. The GCSE covers a wide range of topics including anatomy, physiology, psychology and sociological aspects of sport, along side practical aspects of sport. The btec sport course combines written work on leaderships, anatomy and practical sport; based on an applied model where there is no final exam, only written coursework.  


What we would like our learners to become:

  • Knowledgeable about the fundamental skills so they can apply and adapt them to different activities to gain success and help other improve their performance.

  • Regular participators in a wide range of physical activity

  • Keen to lead a Healthy, Active lifestyle

  • Confident

  • Independent and reflective - aware of their personal competencies and areas for improvement

  • Competent in using key vocabulary in their discussion and analysis.

What we would like our learners to demonstrate:

  • The ability to reflect on their progress, analysing their own strengths and weaknesses so they are aware of what they need to do to improve.

  • Leadership skills – being able communicate clearly using effective planning to lead other.

  • Resilience in their learning, showing determination to overcome difficult challenges.

What we would like our learners to have:

  • Pathways to clubs they can attend to enhance performance

  • Physical confidence so that all students feel able to participate outside of their PE lessons.

  • A positive understanding about Healthy, Active lifestyles

  • Confidence to take ownership of their learning and progress

  • Confidence to fail

  • Transferable skills

  • Increased leadership and social skills

  • New and exciting opportunities

KS4 Core PE

All student participate in one lesson per week of Physical Education. This helps to promote a life long enjoyment of physical activity, social skills and a healthy lifestyle.

Students will use and develop a variety of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in team and individual games. They will develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports as well as evaluating their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement across a range of physical activities to achieve their personal best.

KS4 GCSE Physical Education

Studying GCSE Physical Education will open students’ eyes to the amazing world of sports performance. Not only will they have the chance to perform in many different sports through the non-exam assessment component, they will also develop wide-ranging knowledge into the how and why of physical activity and sport. Through an introduction to all areas of PE, they will receive a well-rounded and full introduction to this fascinating world of PE, physical activity and sport. This GCSE study provides everything they need for their future move on to further education, higher education, employment or further training. To study GCSE Physical Education, it is an expectation that students attend at least one extracurricular activity alongside their strongest sport. Completing one sporting activity is not enough to meet the practical requirements for the subject. Staff will be able to provide a more extensive recommendation based on their extensive knowledge of students’ abilities.

KS4 BTEC Technical Sport Award

On completion of the course students will be submitted for this qualification, which is equivalent to GCSE at either level 1 (grades 1 -3/ G -D) or level 2 (grades 4 -9/ C -A*). BTEC qualifications are designed to provide specialist work -related qualifications. Students are assessed entirely through coursework, including written projects, presentations, posters and case studies. BTECs provide students with practical skills that will aid them in any aspect of their career. The course is aimed at students who have a passion for sport and enjoy a more practical approach to their learning. It must be noted that unit 1 is an externally assessed exam and forms 30% of their final grade.

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