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Physical Education

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

Theory = 54% of final mark – 2 written examinations – total 3 hours

Practical = 30% of final mark – practical moderation of 3 selected sports 

                    1 team, 1 individual, 1 option

Coursework = 10% of final mark – design a Personal Exercise Plan


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