Physical Education


Why do I have to study Physical Education?

Physical Education plays a vital role in the development of young people. A healthy active lifestyle provides opportunities for students to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness.

As well as the obvious physical benefits the subject promotes a range of social skills and encourages students to work together and develop leadership qualities.

Physical Education allows students to compete in sport and other activities to build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect

How will I be examined?

There is no examination for Core PE.

What will I study?

  • Leadership and volunteering courses e.g Sports Leader Level 1. 
  • Many different practical activities including: football, basketball, volleyball, table tennis, rounders, handball and badminton.

Recommended text books, additional reading and online resources

  • Exercise: Physical, Physiological and Psychological Benefits - Dulce Esteves & Kiara Lewis
  • Cooperative Learning in Physical Education and Physical Activity: A Practical Introduction (Ben Dyson, 2008).

Department contact:

Christie Gaimster, Head of Physical Education