Physical Education




The PE department delivers PE lessons at KS3, 4 and 5. Pupils are offered a wide range of Sports to participate in, which goes hand in hand with the extensive extra curricular and competitive Sporting programmes offered by the department. PE is an extremely popular subject at Christ’s College and Sport plays an important role in the pupils development.

Mr Nielsen – Head of PE

Mr Depala

Mr Ellis

Mr Hodges

Mr Laird

Mr Clark

Contact Mr Nielsen(Head of Department) for more info:

twitter: @peccf

Aims and enrichment


The PE department strongly believe in the importance of physical activity in the development of young people. The department has 3 main aims:

  1. Encourage lifelong participation in Sport, leading to a Healthy lifestyle
  2. Experience and enjoy a wide range of Sports and activities
  3. Develop talent and direct pupils towards further development


Lunchtime and after school Computing and ICT clubs

Coursework catch up sessions

Registered for the MicroBit project (all students in year 7 will receive a MicroBit device)

School trip to the National museum of Computing (Bletchley park)

Recent successes:

Extra curricular and School Sport:

Please see separate website sections for information on these areas

Recent Exam results (2015):

GCSE PE – 91% A*-C

AS PE – 75% A-E

A2 PE – 100% A*-E

Key stage 3

Key stage 3

Pupils will participate in the following sports at KS3:

Football, Basketball, Rugby, Fitness, Hockey, Gymnastics, OAA, Table Tennis, Handball, Badminton, Athletics, Cricket, Rounders, Softball, Short Tennis, Tennis

Year 7 – Lessons will focus on developing the basic skills needed for each activity

Year 8 – Lessons will focus on applying skills in competitive situations

Year 9 – Lessons will focus on leading practices and giving feedback to fellow pupils

Key stage 4

Key stage 4


Pupils will follow the AQA syllabus. This includes practical (60%) and theory (40%) lessons.

Practical Syllabus: (4 sports from the following) Basketball, Circuits, Handball, Football, Athletics, Table Tennis, SAQ, Badminton, Volleyball, Rounders, Softball. Pupils are also able to be assessed in any Sports they participate in outside of schools

Thoery syllabus: Health, Fitness, Training, Individual differences, CV system, Respiratory system, Skeleton, Muscles, Joints, Leisure, School and PE, Sports Organisations, Careers in Sports, International Sporting Competitions, Media, Sponsorship, Sports Science, ICT


Course books:

AQA Physical Education, Kirk Bizley, Nelson Thornes ISBN: 978-1-4085-230-1

My revision notes: AQA GCSE PE, Kirk Bizley, Hodder Education ISBN 978-1-4718-0651-3


Pupils not choosing GCSE PE will participate in Games lessons in KS4. Pupils will participate in the following activities: Football, Badminton, Athletics, Table Tennis, Basketball, Rounders, Cricket, Short Tennis, Handball, Volleyball, Hockey

Key stage 5

Key stage 5

Pupils follow the AQA syllabus. The course is comprised of theory units (60%) and practical units (40%).

Practical: Pupils can choose to be assessed in any sport as a Player, Coach or Official. At AS they must be assessed in 2 activities, and at A2 they are assessed in 1.

Theory: AS – Applied Exercise Physiology, Skill Acquisition, Opportunities for Participation

A2 – Applied Exercise Physiology, Sports Psychology, Contemporary Issues


Course books:

AQA AS PE, Wiggins-James, James, Thompson, Heinemann ISBN: 978-0-435-49948-8

AQA A2 PE, Wiggins-James, James, Thompson, Heinemann ISBN:978-0-435499-50-1