Physical Education

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Curriculum Intent

The PE Department at Blue Coat School pride themselves on delivering a diverse curriculum which promotes a 3 key aspects of developing motor skills, promoting knowledge of rules, tactics and strategies, all whilst encouraging a healthy active lifestyle and an enjoyment for physical activity.

Students engage in a variety of activities across the Core Key Stage 3/4 curriculum in line with the national curriculum, improving a wide range of knowledge, skills, and understanding through Physical Education, thereby influencing and growing involvement. Offering over ten sporting activities each academic year allows our students to immerse themselves in a variety of different experiences while also expanding their knowledge and understanding of factors underpinning performance, factors affecting performance, evaluating performance, and finally, coaching and leading sessions.

We acknowledge the critical role that PE plays in allowing our students to live life to the fullest, so we make sure that our practise is ingrained in our C.H.R.I.S.T values, which underpin everything we do as a department.

As a result of our core offering, students can enrol in a variety of qualifications at key stages 4 and 5, including GCSE PE, Vocational Sport Studies, and both A Level and BTEC Sport
Our vision is straightforward: we strive to provide “something for everyone” across our educational mission of “Equity over Equality,” appealing to and expanding the specific passions of ALL students through the variety of opportunities available in Physical Education, Physical Activity & Sports Science.

Teaching and Learning

In Physical Education we believe in delivering an ambitious yet highly inclusive curriculum to all. Our vision for Teaching & Learning is to ensure all students access the “full” curriculum and learn the breadth of content. 

Our staff have high expectations of all pupils and focus on embedding our 3Rs:  

  • Ready
  • Respectful
  • Responsible

All lessons focus on embedding the whole school Blue Coat approach:

  • Explaining and Modelling
  • Do & Practice
  • 4forAll Toolkit leading to inclusive practice:
    • Key words/Reading
    • Use of time
    • Chunk and check
    • Questioning
  • Appropriate verbal, written and visual feedback

Reading is an essential strategy within lessons. You will see staff applying the three reading strategies of:


  • OCR Cambridge National Sports Studies
  • OCR GCSE Physical education 9-1
  • AQA A Level Physical Education
  • BTEC Extended Certificate in Sport

Enrichment & Experiences

Extra Curricular Activities


2022 Results

  • OCR GCSE Physical Education  – 78% 9-4
  • OCR Cambridge National Sports Studies 71% 9-4
  • A-Level – 75% A*-A
  • BTEC National Extended diploma in Sport 100% A*-C
  • BTEC National Extended Certificate in Sport
  • Progress above national and/or school averages at GCSE & A level.