Kenilworth School


We believe that the Physical Education Programme should be broad balanced and provide for all individual needs and promote a healthy lifestyle.

Physical Education at Kenilworth School should develop the whole person physically, mentally, emotionally, socially and aesthetically. It should allow for the opportunity to play, perform and evaluate theirs and others’ performance in a safe and enjoyable environment.


  1. To maintain and/or stimulate student interest and enjoyment in PE and to promote health and fitness for current and future lifestyles.
  2. To enable students to be familiar with a body of knowledge, principles and vocabulary related to PE.
  3. To enable students to see PE as:
    1. A major feature in our lives related to leisure, employment and culture.
    2. Part of a wider body of knowledge and skills, eg. Interpersonal and problem solving skills (to include analysis and evaluation of PE issues).
  4. To enable students to understand:
    1. The use of safe practice and to appreciate its importance in PE.
    2. The short and long term effects of exercise on the body.
    3. The role of exercise in a fit and healthy lifestyle.
  5. To support the implementation of the statement on 'Shared Vales' and to enable pupils to develop a range of desirable personal qualities such as safety awareness, politeness, perseverance, concern for others, initiative and independence, The establishment of student self-esteem through the development of physical confidence is a major aim of the department.
  6. To enable students to work independently and as part of a team in varied activities, so as PE contributes to the development of core skills such as communication by speech.
  7. To employ teaching methods and resources that allow all students (irrespective of their gender, ethnic origin, academic ability, etc.) to have equal access to PE and to experience success and enjoyment in their PE work.
  8. To develop an awareness in students of the implications of sport and physical activity (past and present) for the individual and the local, national and international communities.



These objectives relate directly to the aims for PE at Kenilworth School and are intended to show how the aims are actually put into practice.

  1. Staff should provide a variety of experiences/activities during a PE lesson if possible, for example:
    1. Games, gymnastics, dance and swimming
    2. Indoor and outdoor activities
    3. Individual and group activities
  2. The National Curriculum in Key Stage 3 and 4 PE orders together with any GCSE requirements should be used as a basic core for the schemes of work. Rules, vocabulary and game skills such as attack, defence and fielding will be taught.

    Staff should encourage students to recall and apply their knowledge and skills in familiar and unfamiliar situations.
  3. Staff should refer to work in Humanities, Maths, Science, Languages etc where appropriate.
  4. Students should be able to follow both verbal and written instructions accurately.
    Safety is further enhanced by emphasis of the following:
    1. The need to wear the correct clothes/equipment
    2. The need to follow the rules
    3. How to lift, move, carry and place heavy objects/equipment
    4. The need for a warm up and recovery period when exercising
    5. Teaching how to swim and how to be safe in and around water
    6. How to survive in exposed situations, eg when orienteering is undertaken

Our Facilities

Lower School (Leyes Lane)

  • Changing Rooms
  • Trampolining Hall
  • Dance Studio
  • 2 Hard Play areas 
  • 2 Netball Courts
  • 3 Tennis Courts
  • 2 Grass Football Pitches
  • 2 Grass Rugby Pitches

Upper School (Leyes Lane)

  • Main changing rooms 
  • PE Faculty Office
  • Gymnasium with Store
  • Indoor Basketball Court
  • Store Room
  • 4 Tennis Courts
  • 2 Grass Rugby Pitches

Meadow Community Sports Centre

  • 4 Badminton Courts
  • 4 Bay Indoor Cricket Nets
  • Basketball Court
  • Fitness Room with CV & Resistance Machines
  • All Weather Artificial Floodlight Football/Hockey Pitch
  • Changing Rooms
  • Store Room

Kenilworth Sixth Form Centre

  • Gymnasium
  • Changing Rooms
  • Store Room
  • 2 Grass Football Pitches
  • 1 Grass Rugby Pitch

Keystage 3

Key Stage 3 incorporates Years 7, 8, and 9. During this time students mature tremendously both mentally and physically. The PE faculty recognizes that every student has their own individual needs and will adapt the groups and lessons to ensure that every student has a positive experience, in a supportive and challenging environment.

At Key Stage 3 we believe it is far too early in a student's development to pigeon hole them into certain sporting activities. Instead we give every student the same opportunities in lessons to participate in a wide range of sporting activities and experiences whatever their ability level. During this stage, pupils are taught knowledge, skills and understanding through four main areas of activity, these include games, dance, gymnastics, and athletic activities.

Keystage 4

Key Stage 4 comprises years 10 and 11. During this time students participate in one hour of PE a week. As a result of the pupils' increased maturity, combined with the fact that they have experienced a wide range of opportunities during Key Stage 3, we believe that students can now make more informed choices and start to specialize in their preferred activity areas. As a result we allow students to opt into a range of activity blocks.

Examination Physical Education Year 10 and 11

GCSE PE, BTEC Sport and BTEC tech award in performing arts allows pupils to gain recognition for their sporting achievements as well as giving them the opportunity to study the influences sport or dance have on the larger community and basic human physiology.

GCSE Physical Education 2017 Current year 10 in 2016

GCSE PE qualification overview

GCSE PE Course Specification

GCSE PE Practical Assessment Criteria

2018 GCSE PE Specification


Examining Board - Edxcel

2018 Btec tech Award in Performing Arts Specification


BTEC First Award in Sport

This is a practical, work-related course for students interested in careers in sport. It provides the basis for students to go on to a more advanced qualification or to get a job straight away. Students may be considering careers in sports and leisure centres or outdoor activity centres or employment in areas such as fitness and coaching.


BTEC First Award in Sport - Edexcel

Course content

Students will complete four units:

Unit 1 - Fitness for sport and exercise: Learners will learn about the components of physical and skill related fitness and fitness training methods (externally marked).

Unit 2 - Practical sports: Students will improve and develop their own practical performance as well as examining that of other athletes the rules and regulations and officials’ roles and responsibilities in various sports will be investigated (internally assessed).

Unit 5 - Training for personal fitness: Learners will have the opportunity to design a personal fitness training programme and will learn strategies for training success (internally assessed).

Unit 6 - Leading sports activities: Students will learn how to plan and lead sports activity sessions (internally assessed).


Unit 1- Fitness for sport and exercise will be externally assessed through an on screen test. The other 3 units will be assessed internally through portfolio and practical work.