Physical Education

The Misbourne offers a diverse curriculum to inspire pupil curiosity, where a passion for physical activity is enthusiastically promoted. This is pivotal to encouraging a love of sport, lifelong participation, a healthy active lifestyle and the development of valuable life skills that prepare pupils for the rigours of KS4 and KS5 examination in Physical Education.

So, if you like PE and it is the right fit for you, why don't you click here to see where it could take you?

Key Stage 3

In Key Stage 3, pupils develop and embed the physical skills and principles learned in Key Stages 1 and 2. Students become more competent, confident and expert in their application of skill, across a range of different sports and physical activities.

The National Curriculum is followed throughout Key Stage 3 where pupils focus on three specific stands;

Physical - Physical ability, fitness levels, competitive, technique, tactics, problems solving 

Emotional - Knowledge & understanding, analysis, feedback, responsibility and rules

Social - Communication, leadership, respect, resilience, effort, confidence

All Key Stage 3 students receive two timetabled PE lessons each week. Students will cover a range of activities, including; Football, Netball, Basketball, Lacrosse, Rugby, Handball, Hockey, Gymnastics, Dance, Athletics, Cricket, Tennis, Rounders and, Ultimate Frisbee.

The Department also offers a diverse number of extracurricular clubs designed to enhance our curriculum offer and to embed skills and knowledge developed in lessons. Furthermore, to extend pupils' curiosity for the subject and to enhance their experience of the wider world the PE Department offers a range of educational visits and enhancement trips. 

Key Stage 4

Every pupil in Key Stage 4 will further experience a diverse curriculum to further embed prior learning and develop skills learned in Key Stage 3. They will receive 2 lessons each week with the priority to nurture pupils' enjoyment of sport. This will be achieved by encouraging inclusive and competitive participation in sport outside of school whilst also preparing pupils for life with the knowledge to look after their mental and physical health.

In Year 9, pupils have the option to study Edexcel GCSE PE or OCR Level 2 Cambridge National Certificate in Sport Studies

Edexcel GCSE PE

This course is aimed at those students who are especially enthusiastic towards their sport and who actively take part in regular physical activity. Students will have five lessons across a two week timetabled period, of which one will usually be a practical lesson with the other four being theory lessons.

Component 1: Fitness and Body Systems

Written exam 1 hour and 45 minutes (90 marks) = 36% of overall qualification. Topics include: applied anatomy and physiology, movement analysis and physical training.

Component 2: Health and Performance

Written exam 1 hour and 15 minutes (70 marks) = 24% of overall qualification. Topics include: health, fitness and well-being, sports psychology and sociocultural influences.

Component 3: Practical Performance

Internally marked and externally moderated based on your ability in 3 different sports (30% of overall qualification).

Component 4: Personal Exercise Plan (PEP)

Internally marked and externally moderated (10% of overall qualification).


OCR Level 2 Cambridge National Certificate in Sport Studies

The Cambridge Nationals in Sport Science offer learners the opportunity to study key areas of sport science including anatomy and physiology linked to fitness, health, injury and performance, the science of training and application of training principles, and psychology in sport and sports performance.

Method of Assessment 

R041: Reducing the risk of sports injuries – Mandatory - Written paper; OCR set and marked. 

R042: Applying principles of training – Mandatory - Centre assessed tasks; OCR moderated. 

Plus two further optional units. 

Key Stage 5

OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 Sport and Physical Activity

(Equivalent to 1.5 A Levels)

Why study CTEC Sport?

You will be equipped with the skills, knowledge and understanding for entry to higher education or a range of career paths. You will have the opportunity, through applied learning, to develop the core specialist knowledge, skills and understanding required in the sport and physical activity sector. It is a practical based course, where you have to apply your knowledge to a variety of different scenarios. We follow the fitness instructor pathway, which includes a wide range of units that suit all learners.

What can it lead on to?

This course opens doors to a number of careers and life options including; physiotherapy, teaching, sports science, sports management, sports coaching, personal trainer or dietician.

What are the areas of study?

The qualification consists of three exams (44%), which are multiple choice, short answer and ten mark essay style questions. The exams are split across the two years with an opportunity to retake each one. The remainder of the qualification is coursework (56%) which consists of five units. The units may include sports coaching and leadership, sports injuries, group exercise to music, health and fitness testing and physical activity for specific groups. However, there is an opportunity to select alternative units, depending on the group. The coursework is assessed in a variety of ways, for example presentations, practical coaching sessions, fitness testing, essays and reports

Extra-Curricular Activities

We offer a wide range of activities throughout the year. We actively encourage and welcome all students to attend these clubs and practices. The majority of our clubs happen during our lunch times and some after school. Our “sport for all” policy means that any student showing a consistent and resilient approach to extra-curricular sport will be given an opportunity to represent the school. The Chiltern District of schools has a very active intra-school programme. We field teams in sports such as football (boys and girls), netball, rugby union, basketball, handball, gymnastics, athletics, cricket, tennis, rounders, softball and badminton.

click here to see the PE Clubs that will be running this term.

Department Staff

Mr Poeti (Curriculum Leader)
Mrs Clegg
Miss Flitney
Ms Hill
Mr Lyons
Mrs Lyons (SSCO)
Mr Tebb

Useful Websites and Resources


Due to the current global pandemic, the PE department have had to adjust our curriculum to meet Government guidelines.

The majority of lessons are now taught outside due to the limitations of indoor practical teaching and some sports have been temporarily removed due to restrictions. 

We look forward to welcoming back sports to our usual full curriculum as restrictions are eased in the coming months.

Subject Documents Date  
PE CTECH The Misbourne Curriculum Map 18th Sep 2019 Download
PE Core The Misbourne Curriculum Map 18th Sep 2019 Download