Physical Education Curriculum

Staff members with responsibilities

  • Mr D. Richards
    - Subject Leader
  • Mrs V. Knight - PE Teacher
  • Mrs B. Morley - PE Teacher/ Progress Leader
  • Mr D. Johnston -
    PE Teacher/ Assistant Year leader

An overview of the department and subject content

The PE department at St. Hild’s Church of England School has 4 full time PE teachers, 2 males and 2 females.

KS3 and KS4 core PE classes have 3 lessons over 2 weeks with those opting for GCSE PE/ BTEC Sport having an additional 5 lessons over their 2 week timetable. Additional lessons are usually classroom based and focus in greater detail on the theoretical elements of PE.

Pupils are offered a broad and balanced PE curriculum covering a variety of different sporting activities. Our mission is to create meaningful learning experiences for our pupils through sport, promoting the values of a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation.

We have a full timetable of lunchtime and after school activities on offer for boys and girls led by PE staff, St. Hild’s teaching staff and volunteers from local clubs and colleges; as well as a vast range of competitive opportunities for those representing School teams.

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Key Stage 3 Curriculum

Activities that are taught during Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 include:

KS3 PE Curriculum Table 2017

Key Stage 3 Physical Education Curriculum Overview

Key Stage 4 Curriculum

Students who choose PE as an option will follow either GCSE PE or BTEC Sport. Guidance will be given to students in Year 9 as to the best pathway for them to follow and in which they
 will be most likely to perform best.

Activities that are taught during core PE lessons in Year 10 and Year 11 include:

Netball, Basketball, Rugby, Football, Hockey, Tchoukball, Handball, Rounders, Tennis,

Volleyball, Badminton, Table Tennis, Trampolining, Health Related Fitness and Dance.

Post 16 studies

Hartlepool Sixth Form College has developed an outstanding reputation for Sport and its programmes and academies are now recognised on a national level. Courses on offer at the college include:

  • AS / A2 Physical Education
  • BTEC Sport and Exercise Science
  • BTEC Sport

Hartlepool FE College has a wide array of vocational courses created to give you the skills you need to meet the demands of local and national employers. Courses on offer at the college include:

  • L3 Diploma in sports massage therapy
  • L2 Certificate in fitness instructing
  • ONE awards access to HE diploma (sports studies)
  • L3 BTEC subsidiary/extended diploma sport
  • L4/5Foundation degree in sport coaching and exercise (delivered in partnership with Teesside University)


East Durham College excels in providing students interested in sport and outdoor education an environment in which they can thrive both academically and athletically.

It offers a wide range of courses covering sport, leisure, uniformed public services and outdoor education; and provision from Level 1 through to Foundation Degree. 

Students have access to a wide range of additional vocational qualifications to enhance their programme. These include Community Sports Leader Award, Higher Sports Leader Award, FE Coaching and RFU Coaching. 

There are Sport Performance Centres in Basketball, Boxing, Dance, Football, Netball and Rugby. For students at an exceptional standard in boxing, football and rugby there is also our Elite Sports Scholarship Programme.

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Job opportunities

Physical Education lends itself to a range of careers in sports and fitness as well as other industries that you may not have considered before. For example, did you know that many nutritionists, physical therapists and chiropractors have a degree in PE?

Some careers that you could consider doing with PE include:

  • Sports science

  • PE teacher

  • Physiotherapist

  • Professional sportsperson

  • Sports coach/consultant

  • Sports policy at local and national level

  • Diet and fitness instructor

  • Personal trainer