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Physical Education

Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9):

Students in years 7 and 8 have 5 x 1 hour PE lessons over 2 weeks. Within these lessons students learn a variety of skills, how to apply these to a game situation as well as decision making skills, coaching and leadership skills. These are developed through taking part in a range of sports including Football, Netball, Basketball, Badminton, Gymnastics, Cricket, Rounders, Athletics and Handball.

Students in year 9 have 4 x 1 hour PE lessons over 2 weeks. Within these lessons students further consolidate and build on the skills they have learnt in year 7 and 8 as well as applying these to a game situation. Students will continue to develop their tactical knowledge further as well as their decision making skills, coaching and leadership skills.   These are developed through taking part in a range of sports including Football, Netball, Basketball, Badminton, Gymnastics, Cricket, Rounders, Athletics and Handball.

Staff strongly encourage students to take part in at least one extra curricular club per week, which run at lunchtimes and after school. These not only further develops and enhances skills taught within lessons but also encourages students to lead a healthy active lifestyle.

Key Stage 4 (Years 10-11):

As part of their compulsory curriculum, all students in years 10 and 11 study PE, in addition to any commitment towards the GCSE PE course. The curriculum for this age group focuses around leadership, coaching, officiating and performance. Students are encouraged to experience as many different roles as possible as part of their appreciation of the wide-ranging roles available as part of the Sport for All concept.


Students opting to study GCSE PE as part of their examination courses will study the AQA GCSE PE syllabus. This includes two written exam papers combining a mixture of multiple choice/objective test questions, short answer questions and extended answer questions.

Paper 1: The human body and movement in physical activity and sport (Topics covered: Applied anatomy and physiology, Movement analysis, Physical training, Use of data).

Paper 2: Socio-cultural influences and well-being in physical activity and sport (Topics covered: Sports psychology, Socio-cultural influences, health, fitness and well-being, Use of data).

The remaining 40%, awarding 100 marks, is the non-exam assessment: Practical performance in physical activity and sport. It is assessed by teachers and moderated by an external examiner.

Students are assessed in their practical performance in three different activities in the role of player/performer (One in a team activity, one in an individual activity and a third in either). Students are further assessed in their analysis and evaluation of performance to bring about improvement in one activity.


Physical Education is valued highly at Lynch Hill Enterprise Academy (LHEA) and has an essential role in school life. Pupils are encouraged to develop their own and other performances in individual and team sport, whilst meeting not only physical but intellectual challenges within each PE lesson. Pupils own ‘growth mind-set’ is endorsed and supported by lessons designed to be engaging and challenging.

The PE team strives for excellence day-to-day, ensuring the subject is fun, enjoyable and physically active. This in turn aims to promote pupils desire to live a fit and healthy lifestyle at school and when they leave. At LHEA, we provide enthusiastic and skilled teachers who work hard to provide a challenging, comfortable and safe environment for pupils to enjoy learning, inspiring pupils to excel in a broad range of physical activities.

The PE team are committed to providing as many opportunities as possible for students to experience and find self-fulfilment in a variety of sports. All students will have close to 3 hours of Physical Education curriculum time per week. Additionally, the PE department runs an extensive extra-curricular programme, providing the students with the opportunity to participate in a selection of physical activity. Regardless of ability, we believe that all students should have the opportunity to attend any activities provided and take part in competitive fixtures wherever possible. Currently, we will be running a range of activities and fixtures over this academic year:

  • Badminton
  • Football
  • Trampoline
  • Rugby
  • Basketball
  • Netball
  • Table Tennis
  • Cricket
  • Rounders
  • Athletics
  • Tennis

The school is fortunate enough to have excellent facilities which include a Sports Hall consisting of 4 badminton courts, 2 cricket nets, a full size basketball court, an indoor football pitch, trampolines and gymnastic equipment. Additionally, the school has its own fitness suite, dance studio, outdoor netball courts and extensive playing field on the school site.

All PE students are required to wear the compulsory LHEA kit. For health and safety reasons, some activities will require recommended items of kit.