Physical Education

Physical Education is a National Curriculum foundation subject for all students at Kelvin Hall School. Physical Education contributes to the overall education of young people by helping them to lead full and valuable lives through engaging in purposeful physical activity.

It is our aim to develop pupils’ competence and confidence by taking part in a range of physical activities that will become a central part of their lives, both in and out of school. We will provide opportunities for students to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities will build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.


Key Stage 3 and 4 


All students in Year 7-11 take part in a broad national curriculum in their PE core lessons. In years 7 and 8 they receive three hours of core PE, years 9 and 10 two hours, and year 11 receiving one hour. Students work predominately in single sex groupings, however, occasionally there is mixed sex groupings.  Assessments take place after the completion of a block of sport usually lasting the duration of one half-term. Students are given continual feedback in all lessons on how to improve, and are taught to develop their own targets for improvement.


Students can opt to study a Cambridge National in Sport Studies in year 9, with many of our alumni progressing into careers within professional sport.




The Cambridge Nationals in Sport Studies take a more sector-based focus, whilst also

encompassing some core sport/physical education themes. Learners have the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge about different types of sport and physical activity, skills development and sports leadership to their own practical performance. They will learn about contemporary issues in sport such as funding, participation, ethics and role models, and sport and the media. Learners will develop an appreciation of the importance of sport locally and nationally, different ways of being involved in sport and of how this shapes the sports industry.


Hours per week: 2

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