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Physical Education

Vision Statement:

In Physical Education, students develop advanced skills and apply them to a variety of situations and sports; they lead their peers and take on roles and responsibilities to build character and resilience.

We want our students to understand how the body is made and how it is affected by physical activity as well. This is all to inspire them to look after their bodies by continuing physical activity all the way through their lives.

Staffing List 2019-20

Mr J. Smith

Head of P.E.

Mr K. Alderman

Teacher of P.E. / Head of Year 11

Mrs E. Vallance

Teacher of P.E.

Mr J. Lovegrove

Teacher of P.E. / Head of Year 10

Mrs N. Chewins

Teacher of P.E.

Mrs E. Parry

Teacher of P.E. and Dance

Mr T. Banks

Trainee P.E. Teacher

Curriculum in detail - KS3

Students will take part in a broad and balanced curriculum across year 7 & 8, activities include:







Table Tennis





In year 7 these activities are assessed through the display of different qualities; independence, organisation, teamwork, leadership and application of basic skills. Year 7 Curriculum map DOC is here.

In year 8 teamwork and leadership are still assessed. The grasp of tactical thinking, decision making and application of skills in competitive situations is now also assessed. Year 8 Curriculum map is here.

  • Students will learn about their bodies and how they are affected by participation in physical activity throughout KS3. It is important for them to know this for their physical wellbeing outside of school. It also gives them a strong base of knowledge if students choose to take PE at GCSE level. They will learn about:
  • The muscular system
  • The skeletal system
  • How to prepare for physical activity
  • How energy is supplied to the body
  • How to avoid injury during physical activity

Curriculum in detail - GCSE

KS4 Curriculum

Students who wish to take part in a sport/physical activity-based examinable subject can opt to study AQA GCSE Physical Education from year 9 to 11. This looks at both practical ability (40%) and theoretical knowledge (60%).

In core PE, we offer a wide variety of activities that look at the different reasons for Sport & Physical activity. This brings in more recreational or fitness activities including the use of the schools fitness suite.

GCSE specifications

How can I support my child at home?

It is important that students are encouraged to take part in physical activity and sport in school and outside of school as children and young adults should be taking part in at least 1 hour of exercise every day!

This could be by taking them to local sports clubs for a more structured and organised environment. On the other hand, it could be simply going on a walk, run or cycle with them to ensure that they are staying physically active.

Extra-curricular activities

We have a large number of extracurricular activities on offer throughout the year which are for anybody to attend regardless of ability. We enter the Andover district leagues where we take part in competitions in the following sports; Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Football, Netball, Rounders, Rugby, Swimming & Table Tennis.


Further information

For more details, please contact Mr Smith, Head of Physical Education, at: