Physical Education

Years 7 and 8


All Key Stage 3, students at The King’s receive a double lesson of Physical Education per week (100 minutes). Students follow the National Curriculum programmes of study and are taught to:

  • Use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition
  • Develop technique and improve performance
  • Analyse performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve personal bests
  • Take part in competitive sports and activities outside school

Students participate in the following areas of activity:




Within the games units, students cover the following sports: badminton, basketball, football, netball, tennis, rounders, softball and volleyball.


Students are assessed using a ‘head, hands and heart framework’ which allows them to shine in a variety of ways. Rather than just focussing on their physical ability, we create opportunities for students to become sports leaders and officials.

Head - How we think within an activity:

Develops students’ - decision making, analytical thinking, confidence, creative and independent thinking.

Heart - Understanding our fitness and health within an activity:

Develops students’ - Involvement and engagement in lessons,  health, active lifestyle habits, understanding of how the activity can improve our lifelong health and fitness.

Hands - How we perform within an activity:

Develops students’ - physical literacy, activity specific skills and competitiveness

Years 9, 10 and 11

Sports Science 3 Year Long Term Overview