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Physical Education Key Stage 4


In PE we are facilitating our young people to flourish in their physical ability and cognitive development. We enable development in their social interactions as well as ensuring that all our young people understand how to lead a healthy, active lifestyle. This ensures that in PE students can be ‘fully alive’. 

Curriculum Overview

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Sequencing, Setting and Support

Overall the sequencing in GCSE PE revolves around the examination papers. Year 10 is focused around the paper 1 content and year 11 paper 2. The only exceptions are the sports psychology unit in year 10, this is done to allow students to complete their written coursework in year 10. Movement analysis is also placed in year 11 as it is the most challenging unit so delivered closest to the GCSE exams.  

There is no setting in GCSE PE.

Teachers will use a range of different teaching techniques to ensure all students can progress. Students will be supported in the their practical element to make sure that no matter what their activity they will be able to gain good marks.  

Alive Themes in Physical Education

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Assessment in Physical Education

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Homework and how Parents/Carers Support Learning

All homework is set on Bromcom which is an app and website available to students and parents/carers. Further information is available on our Homework page.

These are the principles which underpin our homework.

In PE homework will mainly be set using the EverLearner platform. All students will be given a log on at the start of the course. Here we set tasks and assessments with instant feedback. This allows students to revise and retrieve knowledge and skills from previous lessons. We can also set pre-learning tasks to help students gain knowledge through instructional videos and tasks. This helps prepare students for future lessons. Finally, homework may involve reviewing test scores, teacher feedback or classroom work. Allowing students to continually improve work.  

To support students with their homework it is helpful to check that they have completed the EverLearner tasks. Also performing knowledge recall tasks such as quizzing and flash cards are really useful for the large amount of knowledge students have to recall in PE.  

Useful Physical Education Resources

The Everlearner homework and revision platform

AQA GCSE PE specification

AQA GCSE PE past papers


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St. Mary Redcliffe and Temple School
Somerset Square, Bristol, BS1 6RT

0117 3772100