Physical Education

Physical Education plays a vital role in our everyday lives because it has an important role in keeping us fit, healthy and active.  If you are fit you recover faster from illness and injury and you generally have a great work ethic.  Good fitness improves our performance in general everyday activities and contributes to a healthy active lifestyle.


Miss N Gore | Subject Leader – PE and Dance 
Miss A Doyle | Teacher PE 
Miss G Pemberton | Teacher: Dance and PE

Facilities outside

At Prenton we have an outdoor climbing traverse wall, two outdoor basketball courts, two outdoor handball courts, 4 outdoor tennis courts and four outdoor netball courts, one of which is a championship court.  We have a field which has a four lane running track, a long jump and triple jump pit, two rounders pitches and a 9 v 9 football pitch.  We also have a wide range of outdoor equipment to enable students to take part in active playground activities at lunchtime.

Sports Hall

Indoors we have a Sports Hall which is equipped with four badminton courts, basketball, netball, handball and volleyball courts. We have two 6mm trampolining beds and a half inch bed which is good for beginners.  We are also set up for both indoor and outdoor cricket at which we have enjoyed a great deal of success.


In the gym every student has their own 6×4 mat on which to perform.  We have a variety of gym equipment including four mini trampettes, two Reuther boards and 2 springboards as well as a plethora of boxes, benches, beams etc.  This area is also able to accommodate dance, basketball, netball, handball and volleyball practices. 

Main Hall 

The main hall boasts professional staging, lighting and sound systems with a range of mirrors as well as storage for dance equipment. We are also lucky to have retractable theatre-style seating, which is used for performances.

Curriculum provision for Years 7, 8 and 9

All students in Key Stage 3 carry out a range of sports and activities over the year. Each student will carry receive a double lessons on PE per week and will follow a 4 week timetable completing 1 sport for 4 weeks with a practical and theoretical assessment at the end of each. 

The curriculum includes dance, gymnastics, netball, basketball, volleyball, football, athletic, cricket, tennis and rounders. Once in year 9 they students then carry out handball and trampolining within their lessons. 

The assessment that will be carried out by students is called Head, Heart and Hands. This assessment takes into consideration the following:

Head – knowledge, understanding, confidence, analysis and feedback.  

Heart – communication, leadership, effort and attitude.

Hands – physical development, skill development, fitness and participation in competition. 

Students will continually learn aspects of Head, Heart and Hands through leading a range of activities such as the class in a warm up and do an independent three part warm up.  They take on basic leadership roles as umpires, referees, scorers and timekeepers. Carry out self assessment and give peer feedback by analysing and give feedback to team mates. They will also show development and progress through developing basic skills and then Students play small sided games that gradually build into full sided games culminating in an interform tournament and representation of the school. Once they have completed the 4 weeks on one practical sport they will then carry out a small theoretical assessment to show their knowledge on the sport that has been completed. 

KS4 Core PE

Core PE is focussed on students understanding how to keep themselves fit and active in later life. Students cover a range of sporting activities including netball, basketball, badminton, handball, volleyball, fitness, well being and dodgeball. The aim of carrying out these session are to give students an understanding of keeping them selves physically, socially and mentally fit and well. 

Students carry out these activities and build into their learning how to use a range of mindfulness through practical sports activities and look at how they can adapt this into their every day learning. 


We currently use AQA exam board. 

Students That opt to carry out GCSE PE receive an extra three lessons in addition to their core PE lessons.

The course consists of 40% practical and 60% for theory work.

The practical part of the course includes carrying out 3 sports from the exam board list. this works out at 10% of the course is for each sport.  you can either be 1 team and 2 individual or 2 team and 1 individual. When carrying out these sports we recommend that you carry out a sport outside of school and attend extra curricular each week in your 3 sports. This is to ensure that you develop the required skills and can play at a higher competitive level to enhance your practical grades. the final 10% of your practical grade is coursework. This work is based on an analysis and evaluation of your self or another individual performance. This can be carried out written or verbally (teaching staff will give guidance on which will work best for the individual). 

The theory elements of the course cover is 60% and it is broken down into the following:

Paper 1 – 1hr 15min exam, 78 marks and 30%

This includes:

Applied anatomy and physiology

Movement analysis

Physical training

Use of Data 

Paper 2 –1hr 15min exam, 78 marks and 30%

This includes:

Sports psychology

Socio-cultural influences

Health, fitness and well-being

Use of data 

Students within lesson times will carry out 2 theory lessons a week and 1 practical lesson a week. During these lesson they will be given home learning each week, which will include theory and practical. 

To help the girls with their theory revision, there are some GCSE PE revision websites: