Physical Education


Our high-quality physical education curriculum aims to inspire all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect. Overall, our broad and balanced PE curriculum can develop a range of life skills and values.

Key Stage 3

Through a broad, balanced and inclusive curriculum, Key stage 3 Physical Education, aims to provide students with the skills, understanding, desire and confidence to engage and achieve in a wide variety of physical activities both during their time at KLB and throughout life. The KLB PE core ‘TARGET’ (Teamwork, Accountability, Respect, Gratitude, Empathy values will underpin all teaching.

Year 7

During year 7 students explore a range of core fundamental skills which will provide a secure foundation and confidence to future learning. We will explore the importance of respect and trust and their personal role in developing a positive and safe learning environment. Students will be taught to understand the importance of sportsmanship and enjoying sport or activity for its own sake.

Year 8

Year 8 will explore the key principles of game play and understanding of more sport specific skills, they will be given greater accountability for their own learning.  Students will improve communication and feedback skills and enhance their wider understanding of physical activity, through which they will show greater empathy. Problem solving tasks will develop students’ decision making skills considering ‘why’ rather than ‘how’ we perform skills.

Year 9

The focus of year 9 physical education is to develop students’ leadership and organisational skills. Students will be given greater accountability for their own learning and the responsibility for leading others. Scenario based game play and games for understanding will foster teamwork skills encouraging students to share responsibilities and recognise others for their efforts.

Key Stage 4

In core PE, Year 10 receive 180 minutes of contact time over a fortnight, dropping to 120 minutes in Year 11. The activities cover the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum guidelines. In addition to the aims and purposes stated at Key Stage 3, students are offered opportunities to:

  • Tackle complex and demanding activities
  • Apply their knowledge of skills, techniques and effective performance
  • Focus on competing or performing
  • Promote health and well-being
  • Develop personal fitness
  • Take on roles which suit them best, including performer, leader and official
  • Identify the types of activity they prefer
  • Gain confidence to get involved in exercise and activity out of school and in later life

GCSE Physical Education

The theory part of the course is externally examined and is where you will learn about the factors that affect participation and performance such as motivation, skill and the respiratory system. You will investigate the relationship between health, fitness and physical activity in terms of training methods, diet and drugs. You will also learn about injuries in sport and their prevention and treatment.

Practically you will be assessed across a number of different sports and your grading in four of these sports will count towards your final grade. You can be assessed in activities studied in core PE lessons, in enrichment and for some students, sports pursued outside of school.

  • AQA Exam Board
    • Practical 60% of the final grade
    • Theory 40 % of the final grade


The theory part of the course is externally examined and is where you will learn about the body systems, including learning about spinal disorders also health and fitness and having an understanding of the components of fitness.

There is no practical assessment. The main component of the final grade is the coursework which is completed in the second half of Year11. The brief will included students having to analyse their ‘client’, create a training programme for them, run fitness tests and analyse the results drawing conclusions from the evidence they produce.

  • NCFE Exam Board
    • Coursework 60% of the final grade
    • External Exam 40% of the final grade
Key Stage 5

As part of our outstanding 6th Form we offer students the opportunity to study A-Level Physical Education. The course is delivered by 3 different physical education teachers across 10 lessons a fortnight.

OCR Exam Board
30% 1 Practical Sport (Playing) and Oral Assessment.
70% Theory Exam Paper.

10 periods over a fortnight covering: Anatomy, Physiology and Biomechanics, Sport Psychology and Social and Contemporary Studies.


We are very proud of the comprehensive extra-curricular sports programme that we have to offer our students. We believe that our extraordinary range of activities will provide all students the opportunity to get involved with extra-curricular activities. We will provide your child with a comprehensive programme of sporting fixtures with some of the best sporting schools in the southwest region. We are able to offer mass participation activities to maximise the levels of participation available for our students. Our department has an excellent reputation for providing an inclusive programme but also for success at county, regional and national competitions.

Lunchtime Activities After School Activities
Archery Rugby
Handball Football
Boxing Hockey
Fencing Netball
Yoga Athletics
Squash Tennis
Health Related Fitness Cricket
Table Tennis Rounders
Badminton Softball
External Competitions Internal Competitions
District Rugby Tournament Girls House Hockey
EDF Energy County Cup (Rugby) Girls House Football
England School Hockey Championship Boys House Rugby
RFU National Schools Championship Girls House Netball
State Schools Netball Championship Sports Day
Churchdown School 10 A-Side Rugby Boys House Hockey
Bristol Schools Rugby 7s Boys House Football
Maydent Netball Tournament
Queen Elizabeth Hospital School Rugby 7s
The Booker Shield Invitational Hockey Tournament (Bristol Grammar School)
The Downs Malvern Inviational Hockey Tournament
English Schools Girls Football Championship
English Schools Cross-Country Championship
English Schools Track and Field Championship
District Athletics Championship
District Cross Country Championship
Staff members

Mr R Daniel
Head of Department

Mrs L Wills
Head of Girls’ PE

Miss L Bell

Mr J Dudbridge

Miss L Johnstone

Mr R Meredith

Mrs C Rolleston

Mr L Grenfell-Williams

Mr J Waugh

Mrs S Bates
School Sports Co-ordinator

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