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Physical Education

  • Mr J Potter (Vice Principal) 

  • Mr D Rayney (Subject Leader for Physical Education and Primary School Sports Co-ordinator)

  • Mr C Belgrave (PE Teacher) 

  • Miss M Odlum (PE Teacher) 

At Bonus Pastor we pursue excellence for all in Physical Education and Sport. Our goal is to raise the standards of achievement in PE and sport for all our students. Using the power of PE and Sport, we enhance their academic, personal, and social development regardless of ability. This leads to higher self-esteem, and infuses them with a sense of pride in their successes, and encourages them to improve and raise their attainment. We believe that a healthy body leads to a healthy mind and soul.

At the College, the PE Department aims to make young people healthier, encourage them to develop their self-discipline and teamwork skills, develop their leadership potential and introduce them to activities they will enjoy and derive health benefits from for a lifetime. We also promote links between primary schools, secondary schools, colleges, share resources, develop and spread good practice to further raise standards.

Physical Education at KS3:

 Lessons are compulsory in Key Stage 3, and students receive 4 periods a fortnight, which are incredibly varied. The aim of the Year 7 course is to consolidate the learning of students from Key Stage 2 and develop the skills required for Key Stage 3. Students are assessed half term to monitor their progress.  The activities that are taught in year 7 include football, netball, rugby and badminton in the Autumn term. Other sports include gymnastics, trampolining and dance as well as hockey for the Spring term. In the Summer term traditional sports such as cricket and rounders are taught as well as athletics to prepare our students for their Inter-house Sports day in the Summer.

In Year 8 students are split into sets so they can develop their skills and fitness further and new sports such as basketball, softball and table tennis are introduced. Students also get to refine their skills in the sports covered previously in Year 7.

Physical Education at KS4: 

Physical Education is compulsory at Key Stage 4 for Core PE lessons and students receive 2 periods a fortnight. There is a lot of focus on selecting activities, which students might want to continue into their adult lives such as fitness training as well as continuing with activities they have previously participated in. Students are also strongly advised to choose BTEC Sport, in order to continue to develop their skills and understanding from Key Stage 3 if they wish to pursue this type of career.

More detail can be found out about BTEC Sport on the subpage


The College has a number of fantastic resources for PE, including the sports fields, the sports hall, the MUGA and equipment provided for the various sports that we teach. We are also heavily involved in fixtures against other schools in a wide variety of sports. Some of our students also represent local district sides. The PE Department organises successful after College clubs in a wide variety of activities and students also take part in the many Inter-House sporting activities that are on offer.

Enrichment and Extra-Curricular Activities: 

The PE department runs activities after school every night of the week apart from Mondays, which are for school meetings. The clubs that students can take part are varied and change according to the term and also what upcoming competitions the school are preparing for.  These are provided at no cost to parents. Please see the Extra-Curricular timetable for more details.

Challenge and Reward trips are also run throughout the year to reward those pupils who are making excellent progress and to challenge their understanding further, with previous visits including, Wembley Stadium, Twickenham Stadium, Lord’s Cricket Ground, Copper Box Arena.

Competitions are also run throughout Year 7 to Year 11 to stretch and challenge students with the college taking part in National and Local competitions in a variety of different sports. The department also runs weekly after school intervention for Year 11 students each Thursday after school, alongside additional holiday interventions throughout the year. 

For more details please email our Head of Department below:




Examination Subject: Sport
Qualification: BTEC
Exam Board: Edexcel
Tiers of Entry: Single

Students are strongly advised to pick BTEC Sport if they have an interest in sport and would like to take this interest further.

At the start of Year 9 students are given the option to study Sport at BTEC level, including both practical and theoretical study (Edexcel syllabus is followed). Students will have both theory and practical lessons during the course of Years 9, 10, and 11. There is a strong emphasis on written coursework during the course to complement the practical element, together with regular written home learning will be set.  Most Year 11 lessons will be theory based in preparation for the exam unit.

Course Content and Assessment

Unit 1 Fitness for Sport and Exercise: You will cover the components of physical and skill-related fitness and the principles. You will explore different fitness training methods for developing different components of fitness. You will also gain knowledge and skills in undertaking and administering fitness tests. Unit 1 is externally assessed using an onscreen test that has different types of questions. including objective and short-answer questions. This exam is 1 hour and 15 minutes and is worth 25% of your total marks.

Unit 2 Practical Performance in Sport: Unit 2 focuses on developing and improving your own practical sports performance. This is achieved through your active participation in practical activities and reflection on your own performance and that of other sport performers. You will investigate the rules and regulations of different sports and apply the knowledge gained through observing officials in action. You will also take part in a variety of sports and are required to demonstrate the skills, techniques and tactics within each of the sports selected for assessment. You will also review your performance in the sports in which you participated. This unit is worth 25% of your total marks.

Unit 3 Applying the Principles of Personal Training: For Unit 3, you will go through the stages of designing a personal fitness training programme, where you can select an appropriate method of training to improve or maintain your fitness levels safely. You will gain knowledge and understanding of the musculoskeletal and cardiorespiratory systems. You will also implement your training program maintaining a training diary over a six week period. Finally you will review your programme looking at strengths, areas for improvement and suggesting recommendations for future training and performance. This unit is worth 25% of your total marks.

Unit 4 The Mind and Sports Performance: This unit looks at the concepts that influence the mind in sporting situations and, most importantly, explores the effects that they can have on sports performance. Learning aim A looks at personality, which is the basis of our behaviour, including how personality can influence choice of sport, and performance in sport. Learning aim B examines motivation and self-confidence, the influence that they have on sports performance, and a range of techniques that can be used to influence them. Learning aim C focuses on arousal and anxiety and the effect these can have on sporting situations. This unit is worth 25% of your total marks.

Resources for the BTEC exam assessed in January 2020 onwards including the specification and specimen papers can be found on the Pearson website on the link below

BTEC First Sport (2018)


Homework at KS4 is normally set at least once a fortnight in Years 9 and 10, and more frequently in Year 11. This will often involve exam practice questions, and students gathering evidence for their coursework assignments, which have strict deadlines to adhere to.


Physical Education is considered a key subject by many 6th forms and colleges, universities and employers as it gives students a wide range of skills and knowledge from a range of other disciplines.

A number of our students each year go on to study A Level Physical Education, and it also has links with BTEC Level 3 courses in Sport, Exercise Science or Leisure and Recreation.

At University students may study a range of Physical Education related degrees from a traditional BSc Physical Education degree, to Physiotherapy or Leisure Management

Careers Information:

Students who study Physical Education go into a wide range of careers, and it is considered one of the most “employable degree subjects”. Careers may include:

  • Professional Sportsperson                
  • Fitness Instructor                         
  • Leisure Management                                
  • Physiotherapy                                         
  • Sports Psychologist                                
  • Sports Journalist                                   
  • Ground Staff
  • Sports Coach
  • Sports Administrator
  • Sports Medicine
  • Teacher of Physical Education
  • Sports Dietician
  • Sports Commentator 
  • Sports Official    


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