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Patchway Community School

Physical Education



The Physical Education Department aims to provide a healthy, enjoyable, satisfying and balanced programme with opportunities for every student to reach their full potential across physical, emotional and social health.

A comprehensive, balanced and differentiated range of activities and experiences within the National Curriculum guidelines is planned to meet the needs of all students and encourage them to remain active into their adult lives. The PE curriculum develops and assesses pupils’ abilities, physically, cognitively, socially, and creatively.

Physical education continues as a compulsory subject throughout the school with each student receiving at least three hours of PE a fortnight and in most cases four hours a fortnight. Furthermore there is a wide ranging and comprehensive extra-curricular programme on offer, including Football, Netball, Gymnastics, Dance, Basketball, Rugby, Cheerleading, Boxing, Cricket and Rounders.

The department actively encourages parental involvement and community participation by students and fosters links with local clubs and other organisations to enhance the opportunities for students to continue with physical activity away from school and promote lifelong participation.

Our Sports Facilities include:

  • 1 Sports Hall
  • 1 Main School Hall
  • 6 Netball Courts
  • 2 Squash Courts (Sports Hall)
  • 1 400 m Athletic Track (Grass)
  • 1 Fitness Gymnasium
  • 2 Rugby Pitches
  • 2 Outdoor rings and targets
  • 1 Fully Equipped Boxing Gym and ring
  • 1 Gymnasium
  • 6 Tennis Courts
  • 4 Badminton Courts (Sports Hall)
  • 1 Long Jump Pit and Runway
  • 1 Discus/Shot Putt Ar
    • 1 Table Tennis Room (Sports Hall)
    • 6 Football Pitches
    • 2 Football/Hockey/Rugby teaching grids
    • 2 Cricket Pitches/Squares

Please see below for information on each Key Stage:

Key Stage 3

Students are taught mainly in single gender lessons however at times there may be some mixed gender lessons depending on class sizes. Year 7 and 8 students have 4 single lessons over 2 weeks, Year 9 have 3 single lessons over 2 weeks.

Key Stage 4

Students are taught in mixed and single gender lessons for 3 or 4 single lessons over 2 weeks.

In recent years, students have been given option blocks of sports they wish to take part in which gives them more choice and variety during KS4 core PE.

Students who wish to extend their knowledge and understanding of sport and PE may choose to study the Level 2 BTEC First award in Sport through a further 5/6 lessons a fortnight in addition to their core PE lessons.

Key Stage 5

BTEC Level 3 Sport is offered to Post 16+ students to provide a progression from BTEC Sport. This provides a progression route for the study of sport and sport related subjects in Higher Education.