Mr D Flynn - Head of PE

Mrs R Lang - Second in PE

Miss M Williams - Teacher of PE / Assistant Progress Leader

Mr J Burge - Teacher of PE

KS3 Subject Content

PE at Redbridge develops pupils’ competence and confidence to take part in a range of physical activities that become a central part of their lives, both in and out of school. Through the high-quality PE curriculum on offer we enable all pupils to enjoy and succeed in many kinds of physical activity. 


Pupils develop a wide range of skills and the ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully. When they are performing, they think about what they are doing, analyse the situation and make decisions.

They also reflect on their own and others’ performances and find ways to improve them. As a result, they develop the confidence to take part in different physical activities and learn about the value of healthy, active lifestyles.

Discovering what they like to do, what their aptitudes are at school, and how and where to get involved in physical activity helps them make informed choices about lifelong physical activity. PE helps pupils develop personally and socially.


They work as individuals, in groups and in teams, developing concepts of fairness and of personal and social responsibility. They take on different roles and responsibilities, including leadership, coaching and officiating. Through the range of experiences that PE offers, they learn how to be effective in competitive, creative and challenging situations.

To make the curriculum more specific for individuals we have four different pathways that the students follow: ‘Competition and Cooperation’, ‘Movement & amp; Aesthetics’, Physical Activity and Challenge. These groups are formed after an initial term in tutor groups. Each pathway has a slightly different focus with different sports delivered.


Core PE


All students are given the opportunity to participate in PE up until they leave.

The students are given choices as to what pathway they would like to follow, each covering slightly different sports. The pathways include, Competitive Sport, Aesthetic Sport, Recreation and Fitness. Each student will follow a pathway and every five weeks will change activity.

We are developing links with outside sporting agencies to come and offer the students different sports, enabling them learn new skills and find a sport they May wish to continue with outside of school.

The sports and activities on offer in Key Stage 4 are as follows:
Rugby, Football, Basketball, Tag Rugby, Softball, Cricket, Rounders, Fitness Suite, Self Defence, Zumba, Badminton, Football Leaders, Boxercise, Sports Leaders, Aerobics, Gymnastics, Trampolining, Tennis, Badminton, Energize, Volleyball, Table Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee. 

To establish which group a pupil will be in, Physical Education staff will carry out a survey/questionnaire (toward the end of Years 9 and 10) to audit all students on what they hope to gain from the subject during Years 10 and 11.



KS4 Subject Content

Qualification Name: GCSE PE

Exam board: Edexcel


Qualification summary:


The course consists of 3 lessons per week, this will usually involve 1 practical and 2 theory lessons (an additional 2 lessons could also be utilised from core PE)

Classroom based lessons will involve internet research, project based assessments (PowerPoint presentations, reports, investigations, analysis), independent learning and group tasks.


Practical activities will see students assessed on performance, tactical awareness and knowledge of rules:

Students follow 3 components & a Personal Exercise Programme (10% of grade):

Component 1: ‘Fitness and Body Systems’ (36% of overall grade). This includes:

  • Anatomy and physiology (including muscular, skeletal, cardiovascular and respiratory systems)

  • Exercise and fitness

  • Methods of training

  • Injury prevention and treatment


Component 2: ‘Health and Performance’ (24% of grade). This includes:


  • Health and well being

  • Diet

  • Skill acquisition

  • Sport Psychology

  • Sociology in sport


Component 3: ‘Practical Performance’ (30% of grade)


Students will be assessed on three sporting activities (one team, one individual and one of their choice)




  • Component 1 and 2 will be assessed in the form of a written examination at the end of Year 11

  • Component 3 will be assessed by the course teacher and moderated by a visiting Edexcel moderator

  • Students will be awarded a GCSE grade from 9 to 1


Qualification Name: BTEC PE

Exam board: Edexcel

Qualification summary:

The course consists of 3 lessons per week, this will usually involve 2 practical and 1 theory lesson (an additional 2 lessons could also be utilised from core PE)

Classroom based lessons will include internet research and project based assessments (PowerPoint presentations, reports, investigations, analysis)


We will endeavour to ensure all students receive first-hand experience of unit requirements and receive input from specialist providers when necessary


Students are required to follow 4 units from the list below:

Compulsory units: 1. ‘Fitness for Sport and Exercise’


  • Components of fitness

  • Components of skill related fitness

  • Principles of training

  • Training methods

  • Fitness testing


Unit 2: ‘Practical Sports Performance’


  • Rules, regulations and scoring systems for sports

  • Demonstrate skills, techniques & tactics

  • Analyse & evaluate performances


Unit 3: 'The Sports Performer in Action’

  • Short & long term effects of exercise on the musculo-skeletal and cardio-respiratory systems

  • Anatomy & physiology

  • Energy systems


Unit 4: ‘Leading Sports Activities’

  • Planning & leading sports activities


All units are assessed by the course teacher and externally moderated by the examination board. There is 1 external assessment, in the form of an on line test for Unit 1. There are no final exams for this course.


Successful completion of the course will result in the following grading being awarded:

Distinction* (equivalent to A* at GCSE)
Distinction (A at GCSE)

Merit (B at GCSE)
Pass (C at GCSE)
Level 1 (D - G at GCSE)



For further information please contact Mr D Flynn - Head of PE -