Physical Education

The school believes that physical education, experienced in a safe and supportive environment is a unique and vital contributor to a pupil’s physical and personal development and well-being. A broad and balanced physical education curriculum is intended to provide for pupil’s increasing self-confidence in their ability to manage themselves and their bodies within a variety of movement situations.

Progressive learning objectives, combined with sympathetic and varied teaching approaches, endeavour to provide stimulating, enjoyable, satisfying and appropriately challenging learning experiences for all pupils. Through the selection of suitably differentiated and logically developed tasks, it is intended that pupils, irrespective of their innate ability, will enjoy success and be motivated to further develop their individual potential in the pursuit of engaging in Physical activity after their school experience.

A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires 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.



The aims for Physical education relate directly to the aims of Old Buckenham High School.

The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • lead healthy, active lives.


Physical Education Curriculum Overview

Year 11 subject revision checklist

Click here to view details of topics and skills covered in our Physical Education curriculum…

Click here to view details of topics and skills covered in our GCSE Physical Education curriculum…



Key Stage 3 – The PE department encourages all students to attend school sport clubs.

Key Stage 4 – The PE department sets homework in accordance with the school’s homework policy: a minimum of one piece of homework per fortnight.

There is a variety of homework set at key stage four. This includes consolidatory/revision-style homework. Each student is also given a GCSE workbook which consists of exam style questions. This helps to prepare the students for building knowledge and understanding in an exam format.

Homework is marked in line with the school’s homework and assessment policies.

Please refer to the school’s homework policy for how missing homework is followed up.


Read about PE

Click here to see a list of fiction and/or biographical books related to PE…


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