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Light Hall School - RE

Subject Overview

Bulletpoint P.E. Kit Information pdf format

Physical Education at Light Hall is a popular and dynamic subject. Our students are fortunate to have a very successful, hardworking and well established team continually driving standards forward.

Throughout their schooling, students gain experience, skills and understanding in five activity areas covered by the National Curriculum. These being: Games, Gymnastics, Dance, Athletics and Outdoor Adventure.

Our activity option choices at Key Stage 4 are particularly successful and help maintain excellent participation amongst our students. As well as the activities listed above, students have the opportunity to participate in Golf, Self defence and Trampolining.

At Keystage 4 students have the opportunity to gain qualifications in BTEC sport at several levels including the Duke of Edinburgh award and sports leadership awards. 




Physical Education is an essential aspect of all students’ education. All students receive two hours of high quality PE every week. We supplement lesson activities with a range of extra-curricular clubs and representative opportunities. Students experience a wide and varied curriculum culminating in Yr 9 when they have the opportunity to select their own option activities providing ownership on their own learning. Extra-curricular clubs run every night and normally have a representative team selected from them.

  Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
yr 7a Boys
Football & Badminton
Fitness & Table Tennis
Athletics & Softball
yr 7b Boys
Rugby & Trampolining
Basketbal & Hockey
Cricket & Tennis
yr 7a Girls
Netball & Rugby
Badminton & Gymnastics
Rounders & Tennis
yr 7b Girls
Fitness & Trampolining
Netball & Basketball
Rounders & Athletics
yr 8 Boys
Football, Rugby & Fitness
Football, Table Tennis & Trampolining
Cricket, Athletics & Softball
yr 8 Girls
Netball, Dance & Hockey
Trampolining, Football & Netball
Rounders, Athletics & Tennis
yr 9 Boys
Football, Rugby & Fitness
Football, Table Tennis & Trampolining
Cricket, Athletics & Softball
yr 9 Girls
Netball, Dance & Hockey
Trampolining, Football & Netball
Rounders, Athletics & Tennis



G.C.S.E. P.E.


Edexcel Awarding Body
60% of final mark = Practical Assessment. 40% of final mark = Theory Examination
Theory Paper = 90 minute duration

  Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
yr 10
Healthy Active Lifestyle
Exercise & the Fitness Session
Exercise, Diet & Somatotyping
P.E.P. Completed in January
yr 11
Cardiovascular System During Exercise
The Musular & Skeletal System
Practical Exam (60%) March
Written Exam (40%) May

B-Tec First in Sport


  • It is equivalent to 2 GCSE,s at A*-C
  • It is Vocational i.e. related to work
  • It involves assignments – no exams but you have to work consistently over 2 years
  • Certificate (4 units) over 2 years
  • Students will complete units from the areas below
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Sport
  • Injury in Sport 
  • Practical Sport
  • Fitness in Sport
  Autumn Spring Summer
yr 10
Fitness in Sport
Fitness in Sport
Anatomy & Physiology for Sport
Anatomy & Physiology for Sport
Practical Sport
yr 11
Practical Sport
Injury in Sport
Practical Sport
Injury in Sport
Areas of Improvement
Areas of Improvement
Ongoing through coursework
Ongoing through coursework
Ongoing through coursework


What are the aims of the course?

  • To acquire, develop and apply knowledge, skills and understanding of physical education through various physical activities.
  • Promote an understanding of health benefits and risks associated with physical activity.
  • Develop skills necessary to analyse and improve performance.
  • Develop individual’s ability to plan, perform, evaluate and improve performance in physical activity.
  • Gain awareness of the social development gained participating in physical activity.
  • Undertake a variety of roles including player, official and coach in selected activities.

What topics will I study?
The practical aspect of the course focuses on a variety of popular sports and will be in conjunction with the units you are completing.  Units you may complete during the course – Practical Sport, The Body in Sport, Health, Safety & Injury, The Sports Industry, Preparation for Sport and Planning & leading Sports Activities.

What skills will I develop?
Individual physical skills, tactical skills, analysing skills, coaching and officiating skills, research, use of ICT to improve understanding and performance, teamwork and communication and more.

What examination will I take?
BTEC: Edexcel BTEC First in Sport  - You will be entered for the appropriate level of the course:

  • BTEC Diploma equivalent to 4 GCSE’s A* to C.
  • BTEC Certificate equivalent to 2 GCSE’s A* to C
  • BTEC Introductory equivalent to 1 GCSE

GCSE: Edxcel Physical Education GCSE

What is involved with the final examination?
BTEC: No examination, 100% coursework continually assessed over 2 years.

GCSE: The final examination accounts for 40% of the final mark, the other 60% is made up of four practical examinations (throughout year 10 and 11( and the students ability to observe and assess both their own and others performance.

What coursework will I have to complete?
BTEC: Project work for each module will be used for the total assessment. This will be varied from practical work to producing booklets to presenting using PowerPoint’s.

GCSE: Each student will complete a short coursework assignment during Year 10 which will be completed in controlled assessment conditions, this will account for 12% of their practical mark.

What career opportunities could the courses help to give me?
Worldwide and vast, PE, Sport and Leisure is one of the fastest growing industries. Increased leisure time and the escalating trend to be fit and healthy have influenced the vast increase in demand, and subsequent career opportunities in management, administration, coaching, teaching, medical, commerce and retailing.

With a PE qualification, students can progress to BTEC Nationals, ‘AS’ level PE and then onto Higher nationals and Foundation Degrees and finally progressing to higher education to study various types of degrees. Both could lead into jobs related to sport and leisure.

The P.E. Staff

Mr N. Hayfield
Head of Department & Examinations
Ms C. Chester
Head of Girls P.E.
Ms D. Burnham
P.E. Teacher
Mr D. Hall
P.E. Teacher & Head of Upper School
Mr R. McCrainor
P.E. Teacher & Assistant Head Teacher
Mr R. Barr
P.E. Teacher & Deputy Head Teacher
Mr R Hall
Teacher of PE
Mr J Williams
Teacher of PE