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Head of Department

Mr G Swain


Course Overview

The Physical Activity, Sport and Well-Being Department at Stopsley High School encourages students to begin the first steps towards a lifetime of being active and healthy. The department is a fundamental aspect of school life, students are offered a rich and engaging curriculum delivered through a wide variety of activities. Staff members strive to inspire all students to succeed and excel while developing their physical confidence in physical activity, sport and life-skills so that they may adopt a healthy active lifestyle.

Key Stage 3

● Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities

● Physically active for sustained periods of time

● Engage in competitive sports and activities

● Lead healthy, active lives.

● Develop character and employability skills

● Increase physical competence

● Promote health and well- being

Key Stage 4

● Identify pathways linked to continued physical activity

● Develop Character and employability skills

● Promote health and well-being

● Engage in roles of responsibility to increase confidence and competence

Exam Board


Subject Assessment


  • 60% of the final mark – 2 written examinations – total 3 hours


  • 30% of final mark – practical moderation of 3 selected sports
  • 1 team, 1 individual, 1 option


  • 10% of the final mark – design a Personal Exercise Plan



Physiotherapist, Physical Education Teacher, Sports Journalist, Personal Trainer, Data Analyst in sport, Sports Coach