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Hungerhill School


Core PE

The provision of Physical Education at Hungerhill strives to develop an enthusiasm and passion for physical activity and sport.  Students will gain a knowledge and understanding across a wide range of sporting issues that will enhance their experiences and prepare them for the demands they will face now and in the future.  They will improve their techniques, skills and strategic understanding required to compete in a multitude of different sporting activities.  We will promote and encourage Hungerhill’s core values alongside a desire to develop our student’s character, leadership qualities and important British values.  The curriculum will support and improve the physical and mental health of our students with the ultimate goal of sending them off to the next phase of learning with the know-how and motivation to undertake the lifelong physical activity required to maintain fitness and health. 


Core PE will improve physical literacy, develop practical skills, improve tactics and strategy and develop the understanding and ability to support lifelong physical activity.  Good technique will be modelled with student’s then encouraged to perform the skills in increasingly challenging situations.  Students will be given the opportunity to apply the skills alongside their tactical acumen within game based and full context environments.  Reflecting on their own, team-mates and oppositions performance will be supported and encouraged with the aim of ensuring continual progress.   

Students will: 

  • Engage in physical activity (prolonged as appropriate) 

  • Develop the necessary skills that will lead to improved performance with the ability to compete against and strive to implement ways of gaining and advantage over their opponent. 

  • Know how to prepare for, undertake and recover from intense physical activity 

  • Acquire and develop the personal skills and qualities (respect, fairness, empathy etc) derived from playing in a team or competitive environment 

  • Have opportunities to develop and demonstrate independence and leadership with the aim of empowering themselves in different environments. 

  • Develop aesthetic and creative routines that will improve fitness allowing students to express themselves. 

  • Provide opportunities to work individually or collaboratively, demonstrating leadership where appropriate when faced with the challenge of finding solutions to a range of problems that might arise in an OAA environment 

In GCSE PE and OCR sports science will follow a knowledge-based curriculum where students will develop a deep understanding of key principles and important issues focussed on performance and participation in sport and physical activity.  Learned content will be applied to examples from a sporting context where impact can then be analysed and evaluated. 

Our extra-curricular provision will deliver a range of opportunities and experiences that will enrich and challenge the young people at Hungerhill school. It will also 

  • Promote health and well-being 

  • Increase pathway towards clubs and life-long participation 

  • Broaden social skills 

  • Develop extensive skills, qualities and values that will complement and boost academic performance 

Our curriculum will: 

Develop the character of all students 

  • Passion for lifelong physical activity 
  • Place students in competitive situations where they learn how to win with respect and humility and accept failure with dignity. 
  • Students will reflect on their successes and failures and develop their approach accordingly with the aim of improving their outcomes 
  • Undertake a variety of roles where they are taken out of their comfort zone and then required to adapt their approach and transfer their skills 
  • Provide opportunities to develop collaborative and leadership qualities in a multitude of different environments. 
  • The schools core values and British values will underpin the approach and culture across curricular and extra-curricular PE 
  • All students will be given the opportunity to develop their skill set and further challenge themselves by engaging in the Hungerhill’s extra-curricular program. 
  • Help relieve stress and anxiety in a positive way 
  • Improve student concentration and ability to maintain focus within PE and academic studies 
  • Improve social skills and help appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of their peers 
  • Promote positive body image, self-confidence and self-discipline 

Ensure all students are literate and numerate 

  • Students will be encouraged to use subject specific vocabulary at all times 
  • Students will research important information regarding improving performance or preparation for new learning (rules, tactics and strategy, performance analysis) 
  • Effective use of numeracy when scoring and measuring in a game based/competition-based environment 
  • Use mathematical skills effectively in a fitness and health environment (heart rates, training zones, weight training calculations, recovery rates etc) 
  • Leadership responsibilities will provide opportunities to communicate effectively with team-mates 
  • Peer evaluation and feedback are pivotal to improving performance.  It is an excellent tool in practical and classroom-based lessons 

Build knowledge and aspirations of all students 

  • Students who study GCSE PE or OCR Sports science will complete what is predominantly a knowledge-based curriculum covering 
  • Anatomy and physiology, fitness and training, health and well-being, sports psychology, ethics and values, commercialisation, nutrition, injury and social factors in sport. 
  • Develop physically literate young people who have the knowledge and understanding to undertake lifelong physical activity 
  • Help students foster the desire and motivation needed to undertake the lifestyle required to maintain physical, mental, social and emotional health 
  • Develop the necessary techniques and skills required compete (at their own level) in continually evolving and challenging competitive situations 
  • Develop skills in activities that require solving problems, performing at maximum levels or communicating ideas through creativity and expression. 

Ensure all students have the secure foundations to progress into further education and employment 

  • Have the opportunity to access option courses at Key Stage 4 will enable students to continue their learning experience at level 3 with a focus on Physical education and sports science. 
  • The curriculum will enable the continual development of knowledge, understanding and skills focused on maximising potential in both practical and theory-based contexts 
  • Students will become reflective learners who have the resilience to respond positively to set-backs and in doing so, learning from mistakes and failures in order to improve performance 
  • Students will develop a self-confidence when working individually and as part of a team. 
  • Learn to appreciate and develop important qualities that enable them to thrive and contribute in any environment in which they might find themselves. (respect, confidence, empathy, dignity, self-worth, resilience, dedication and many others) 

Develop cultural capital of all students 

Our extra-curricular provision will: 

  • Provide an entitlement that all students across the school will have access to an extra-curricular programme that is inclusive and engaging and provides an enriching experience to life at school 

  • Offer students the opportunity to participate in a wide range of activities, further developing their skills and understanding to a higher level through coaching and competition 

  • Offer students the opportunity to participate in sport and physical activity 

  • Help develop and foster a positive school identity and team ethos/culture 

  • Consolidate and reinforce the British and Hungerhill’s core values 

  • Provide the opportunity for competition in the pursuit of excellence. 

  • Enable students to experience inter and intra-school competitions 

  • Provide links to outside agencies and clubs  

Mr M Moorwood
Curriculum Leader


Physical Education KS3

Main skills developed in Key Stage 3:
  • Basic acquisition of motor skills
  • Replication of basic movements
  • Skills and tactics required to outwit opponents
  • Co-operation and competition (citizenship)
  • Health and safety
  • Principles of play
  • Basic rules and laws
  • ICT in PE
  • Personal, learning and thinking skills within a variety of contexts
  • Implementation of skills into a game situation
  • Planning and implementation of strategies and tactics aimed at outwitting opponents
  • Refinement and analysis of their own/others work
  • Leadership skills
  • Understanding of the benefits of exercise and how the body reacts to physical activity
  • Continued developments of the personal, learning and thinking skills within a variety of contexts
​How parents can help to support their son's/daughter's learning in Key Stage 3 ​​​
  • Encourage an active lifestyle
  • Encourage the joining of extra-curricular and local clubs
  • Ensure students have correct equipment

Physical Education KS4 - Core

Main skills developed:
  • Development of more advanced skills and techniques
  • Application of skills into larger games/full context
  • Implement strategies aimed at gaining an advantage over opponents
  • Evaluate own/peer's performance and identify how it can be improved
  • An understanding of how to train in order to improve fitness for performance or health
  • Develop the understanding required to achieve and maintain a healthy active lifestyle
  • Continued development of the personal, learning and thinking skills within a variety of contexts
  • Have an influence over their own and others performance
  • Undertake alternative roles including official/coach/leader
​How parents can help to support their son's/daughter's learning in KS4: ​​​
  • Encourage an active lifestyle
  • Encourage the joining of extra-curricular and local clubs
  • Ensure students have correct equipment


Physical Education KS4 - GCSE

Exam Board:





Practical Assessment 40%

(as a performer in three specialist areas; two team and one individual, or vice versa)

Examination 60% 

(two different papers)

Outline of course content:

The course requires students to perform to an appropriate level in three sports and, in order to be successful, it is a pre-requisite of the course that they participate in sport outside of lessons (for a club or extra-curricular practices/teams).

Students will cover the following topics within theory lessons:

  • health, fitness, and physical activity
  • training methods
  • health and safety
  • factors affecting participation
  • nutrition/diet/performance enhancing drugs
  • body systems and their functions
  • injury and first aid
  • the media, funding, role models, and science/ICT in sport.

Outline of course structure:

Students will develop the following skills:

  • organisational skills
  • communication
  • ICT
  • independent learning
  • team work
  • cooperation
  • analytical skills
  • technical ability in practical areas
  • understanding of a working sports environment
  • leadership skills
  • first aid

​OCR Cambridge Nationals in Sport Science

Exam Board:

OCR Cambridge Nationals


OCR Cambridge National in Sport Science
Level 1 & 2


Coursework (80%)

Examination (20%)

Four units of work to be completed; three units are internally assessed, one unit is externally assessed

Outline of course content:

  • Reducing the Risk of Sport Injuries - external exam
  • Applying the Principles of Training - internally assessed
  • The Body's Response to Physical Activity - internally assessed
  • Sport Nutrition - internally assessed

Outline of course structure:

  • communication
  • Independent learning
  • Team work
  • Technical ability in practical areas
  • ICT
  • Broad understanding of sport injuries and how to deal with them/first aid
  • Nutritional requirements to be a successful sports person
  • Understand training methods and the principles of training to improve physical performance
  • Appreciate and know the effects of physical exercise on our body systems, including the hearts, lungs, muscles, and skeletal system.

Careers using PE

Many different jobs relate to sport; you don't always need to be a professional sportsperson or potential Olympian! There are jobs directly involved in sports activity, such as teaching or coaching, and jobs away from the action, e.g. in sports science, journalism, sports medicine, the leisure industry and management. Entry requirements range from a few GCSEs to degree-level qualifications.


For a career related to sport, you'll need good communication skills and to be able to work well in a team. Everyone working in sport also needs to be aware of health and safety issues. For many jobs, you will need to work at weekends and in the evenings, so you need to consider this if you’re keen on a career using sport. The list includes:

  • Teaching
  • Refereeing and umpiring
  • Coaching and Instructing
  • Sports development
  • Health and medical opportunities (linking with science jobs) – including dieticians, sports therapists, Physiotherapists
  • Working in the sports and leisure industry (assistant and supervisory jobs)

Other areas where sport is important include:

  • Events management
  • Specialist retail

Getting started and progressing

Further education colleges offer relevant courses, post-16. You could start via a full-time course, such as those leading to a BTEC Level 3 National qualification in sport and exercise sciences, or in sport (with pathways including development, coaching and fitness, and performance and excellence) or A level in physical education.

Structured training with an employer is available through relevant Intermediate or Advanced Level Apprenticeships, leading to qualifications at Levels 2 and 3 respectively.


There are many degrees, HND, and foundation degree courses (and a few diploma of higher education courses) related to sport. Examples of course titles include sport and exercise science, sports studies, sports development, sports coaching, and sports management


Remember to get as much experience as you can; volunteering is a great way of building up your skills and can give you the edge in a competitive situation.