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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 extracurricular and competitive Sporting programmes offered by the department, such as offering a basketball academy, football and cricket fixtures and athletics seasons. PE is an extremely popular subject at Christ’s College and Sport plays an important role in the pupils development. We feel as a department these extracurricular activities play a pivotal part in our students progress throughout the school.

Contact details

Please contact the Head of Department for more information. A full teaching staff list can be found under 'About Us' 'Staff and Governance'.

Head of Department (boys): Mr T Rickman    Email: twr@ccfplus.com

Head of Department (girls): MS K Franklin     Email: katie.franklin@ccfplus.com


What your child will be learning (curriculum mapping)

To view the modules studied each term, please click here. 

Aims and enrichment


The PE department strongly believes in the importance of physical activity in the development of young people.

The department has 4 main aims:

  1. Encourage lifelong participation and enjoyment in sport and exercise, promoting a healthy lifestyle.
  2. Develop talent at a grassroots level and direct pupils towards further development.
  3. Offer opportunities to experience a wide range of sport.
  4. Develop cross-curricular links.


With a wide range of weekly fixtures, the students have the opportunity to participate in competition, developing life long skills on and off the field of play.

Diverse sports are also offered during MyZone sessions on a Wednesday afternoon, such as golf, table tennis and short tennis.

Selected students have also previously been offered an opportunity to attend a residential football tournament.

 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

Exam Board: AQA

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

Website: www.aqa.org.uk

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

Exam Board: AQA

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

Website: www.aqa.org.uk

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