Physical Education

Physical education is an important and compulsory part of the St Bede's curriculum.

All children have core PE lessons from year 7 to 11 encompassing a mixture of team and individual sports. In addition, GCSE PE is a popular option and many choose to continue their studies at advanced level.

We encourage all pupils to become involved in our extensive programme of extra curricular sport.

For more information about each key stage, please click on each of the sections below.

Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8, 9)

Students cover four curriculum areas of games, gymnastics, dance and athletics. Within these activities students link skills, techniques and apply them accurately and appropriately. When performing they show precision, control and fluency. They show that they understand tactics and composition. They compare and comment on skills, techniques and ideas used in their own and others work.

Throughout Key Stage 3, students gain an understanding of four key concepts in order to deepen and broaden their knowledge, skills and understanding.

  • Competence: developing physical and mental skills, selecting applying tactics/strategies and compositional ideas.
  • Performance: analysing, evaluation and finding ways to improve performance. 
  • Creativity: experimenting with and expressing ideas through movement.
  • Healthy active lifestyles: understanding the importance of physical activity to well being.


Key Stage 4 (Years 10, 11)

The course if part theory, part practical.

40% theoretical content including: health fitness and a healthy active lifestyle, training, diet, school influences, social and cultural factors, international factors.

60% practical: performing - developing physical skills, being creative and making decisions, and evaluating and improving performance.

Sixth Form

We currently run A level PE in both the lower sixth and the upper sixth.


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