Physical Education


Mr D Jones – Head of Department
Mrs E O’Keefe

About Physical Education

At Key Stage 3 (years 7-9) learners build on the skills, knowledge and understanding acquired at Key Stage 2 in their primary school.

Throughout their compulsory Physical Education lessons learners study a range of activities seeking to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding of physical education. Areas of experience covered include health fitness and well-being, creative activities and competitive activities.

The following sports and games are undertaken by learners during their five years at Bishop Hedley:

BOYS – Team Games – Rugby, Cricket, Football. Badminton, Athletics, Rounders/Baseball. Circuit Training. Health-Related Fitness and Wellbeing.

GIRLS – Team Games – Netball, Trampolining, Volleyball. Badminton, Dance, Athletics, Rounders/Baseball. Health-Related Fitness and Wellbeing.

At GCSE level, in years 10 and 11, learners study the following topics:

  • Practical sport
  • Physical Fitness
  • Factors affecting participation, provision and performance
  • How to assess and evaluate physical fitness
  • Effects of training
  • Nutrition
  • How we learn skills
  • Psychological factors influencing performance

Those students following the BTEC Sport syllabus in Years 10 and 11 study the following topics during the course: Health and Fitness for Sport and Exercise, Practical Sport, Leading Sports Activity and Training for Personal Fitness.

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