We believe that the Physical Education Programme should be broad balanced and provide for all individual needs and promote a healthy lifestyle.

Physical Education at Kenilworth School should develop the whole person physically, mentally, emotionally, socially and aesthetically. It should allow for the opportunity to play, perform and evaluate theirs and others’ performance in a safe and enjoyable environment.

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PE Kit Information

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  1. To maintain and/or stimulate student interest and enjoyment in PE and to promote health and fitness for current and future lifestyles.
  2. To enable students to be familiar with a body of knowledge, principles and vocabulary related to PE.
  3. To enable students to see PE as:
    1. A major feature in our lives related to leisure, employment and culture.
    2. Part of a wider body of knowledge and skills, eg. Interpersonal and problem solving skills (to include analysis and evaluation of PE issues).
  4. To enable students to understand:
    1. The use of safe practice and to appreciate its importance in PE.
    2. The short and long term effects of exercise on the body.
    3. The role of exercise in a fit and healthy lifestyle.
  5. To support the implementation of the statement on 'Shared Vales' and to enable pupils to develop a range of desirable personal qualities such as safety awareness, politeness, perseverance, concern for others, initiative and independence, The establishment of student self-esteem through the development of physical confidence is a major aim of the department.
  6. To enable students to work independently and as part of a team in varied activities, so as PE contributes to the development of core skills such as communication by speech.
  7. To employ teaching methods and resources that allow all students (irrespective of their gender, ethnic origin, academic ability, etc.) to have equal access to PE and to experience success and enjoyment in their PE work.
  8. To develop an awareness in students of the implications of sport and physical activity (past and present) for the individual and the local, national and international communities.


These objectives relate directly to the aims for PE at Kenilworth School and are intended to show how the aims are actually put into practice.

  1. Staff should provide a variety of experiences/activities during a PE lesson if possible, for example:
    1. Games, gymnastics, dance and swimming
    2. Indoor and outdoor activities
    3. Individual and group activities
    4. Problem solving
    5. Communicating PE ideas to others by means such as speaking
    6. Listening and appraising
    7. Practising and refining a skill
    8. Using repetition in order to improve
  2. The National Curriculum in Key Stage 3 and 4 PE orders together with any GCSE requirements should be used as a basic core for the schemes of work. Rules, vocabulary and game skills such as attack, defence and fielding will be taught.

    Staff should encourage students to recall and apply their knowledge and skills in familiar and unfamiliar situations.
  3. Staff should refer to work in Humanities, Maths, Science, Languages etc where appropriate.
  4. Students should be able to follow both verbal and written instructions accurately.
    Safety is further enhanced by emphasis of the following:
    1. The need to wear the correct clothes/equipment
    2. The need to follow the rules
    3. How to lift, move, carry and place heavy objects/equipment
    4. The need for a warm up and recovery period when exercising
    5. Teaching how to swim and how to be safe in and around water
    6. How to survive in exposed situations, eg when orienteering is undertaken
  5. - Lessons should be conducted in a secure, supportive and disciplined manner. The students and the staff should interact in a manner that demonstrates mutual respect. Pupils will learn the rules, etiquette, laws and codes for various activities. The department's scheme of work identifies planned opportunities for students to develop a range of desirable personal qualities such as safety awareness, politeness, perseverance, concern for others, initiative and independence.
    1. There should be opportunities for individual and/or group activities so as pupils can express their feelings verbally and learn how to work cooperatively as well as on their own.
    2. Staff should encourage students to improve in a particular sport or skill over a period of time.
    3. Staff should use a reward system, for example a star/commendation system and/or a record of achievement. This should encourage students to work to their full potential and to experience a sense of achievement.
  6. Students are to be encouraged to share their experiences and culture with others in order to enhance the quality of learning. This will be achieved by students talking and researching about:
    1. Physical activities/sport from different times and cultures.
    2. Different sportsmen and women from both the past and the present.
  7. Staff should attempt not to spend inequitable amounts of time with any one student, group of students or gender group etc. However, staff should often spend considerable amounts of their own time helping individual students.
  8. Staff should attempt to show show the enjoyment and benefits that PE/Sport has given to use. This will be done by well chosen resources and carefully phrased comment.
  9. The staff will allow opportunities at various times for group discussion. At these times we can listen to each other's views and hopefully reflect upon them - particularly on health and fitness issues.

Our Facilities

Lower School (Leyes Lane)

  • Changing Rooms
  • Trampolining Hall
  • Dance Studio
  • 2 Hard Play areas 
  • 2 Netball Courts
  • 3 Tennis Courts
  • 2 Grass Football Pitches
  • 2 Grass Rugby Pitches

Upper School (Leyes Lane)

  • Main changing rooms 
  • PE Faculty Office
  • Gymnasium with Store
  • Indoor Basketball Court
  • Store Room
  • 4 Tennis Courts
  • 2 Grass Rugby Pitches

Meadow Community Sports Centre

  • 4 Badminton Courts
  • 4 Bay Indoor Cricket Nets
  • Basketball Court
  • Fitness Room with CV & Resistance Machines
  • All Weather Artificial Floodlight Football/Hockey Pitch
  • Changing Rooms
  • Store Room

Kenilworth Sixth Form Centre

  • Gymnasium
  • Changing Rooms
  • Store Room
  • 2 Grass Football Pitches
  • 1 Grass Rugby Pitch

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 3 incorporates Years 7, 8, and 9. During this time students mature tremendously both mentally and physically. The PE faculty recognizes that every student has their own individual needs and will adapt the groups and lessons to ensure that every student has a positive experience, in a supportive and challenging environment.
At Key Stage 3 we believe it is far too early in a student's development to pigeon hole them into certain sporting activities. Instead we give every student the same opportunities in lessons to participate in a wide range of sporting activities and experiences whatever their ability level. During this stage, pupils are taught knowledge, skills and understanding through four main areas of activity, these include games, dance, gymnastics, and athletic activities.

Key Stage 4

Key Stage 4 comprises years 10 and 11. During this time students participate in one hour of PE a week. As a result of the pupils' increased maturity, combined with the fact that they have experienced a wide range of opportunities during Key Stage 3, we believe that students can now make more informed choices and start to specialize in their preferred activity areas. As a result we allow students to opt into a range of activity blocks.

Examination Physical Education Year 10 and 11

GCSE PE, BTEC Sport and BTEC Dance allows pupils to gain recognition for their sporting achievements as well as giving them the opportunity to study the influences sport or dance have on the larger community and basic human physiology. 

In addition to this course pupils will also be given the opportunity to complete the Junior Sports Leaders award which develops sports leadership skills where pupils can show their knowledge and understanding through practical demonstrations rather than written work.


GCSE Physical Education 2017 Current year 10 in 2016

GCSE PE qualification overview

GCSE PE Course Specification

GCSE PE Practical Assessment Criteria


Btec Level 1 & 2 First Extended Certificate in Performing Arts - Dance

Examining Board - Edxcel


Background to the course

The pupils will study the extended vertificate and if offered in one option bock. The pupils must have an interest in dance and the ability to perform would be ideal


Structure of the Course

Core of the Course - Individual Showcase & Preparation, Performance and Production

Mandatory Units

Dance Skill

The Performing Arts Industry


Optional Specialist Units (Minimum of two units)

Performance in context

Movement skills

Devising Performance work

Contemporary Dance Techniques

Exploring Urban Dance Styles

Jazz Dance Techniques


All of these units involve practical demonsrations and performance opportunties. Each unit is broken into 4 or 5 assignments and each of these will have a number of tasks that will allow students to achieve Pass, Merit and Distinction marks

In year 10 students will complete 4 units and the remaining 4 units will be covered in year 11.

All of the results from the unit assignments are put together for an overall unit grade. All of the unit grades are combined to give an overall final grade Pass, Merit, Distinction, Distinction *

There is an external online exam on the Performaning Arts Industry that the pupils will need to sit


BTEC First Award in Sport

This is a practical, work-related course for students interested in careers in sport. It provides the basis for students to go on to a more advanced qualification or to get a job straight away. Students may be considering careers in sports and leisure centres or outdoor activity centres or employment in areas such as fitness and coaching.


BTEC First Award in Sport - Edexcel

Course content

Students will complete four units:

Unit 1 - Fitness for sport and exercise: Learners will learn about the components of physical and skill related fitness and fitness training methods (externally marked).

Unit 2 - Practical sports: Students will improve and develop their own practical performance as well as examining that of other athletes the rules and regulations and officials’ roles and responsibilities in various sports will be investigated (internally assessed).

Unit 5 - Training for personal fitness: Learners will have the opportunity to design a personal fitness training programme and will learn strategies for training success (internally assessed).

Unit 6 - Leading sports activities: Students will learn how to plan and lead sports activity sessions (internally assessed).


Unit 1- Fitness for sport and exercise will be externally assessed through an on screen test. The other 3 units will be assessed internally through portfolio and practical work.



 A level Physical Education 

for further details on A level Physical Education please visit the Sixth form Curriculum page


Extra Curriculum

Kenilworth School offers a wide range of Extra Curriculum PE activities. Please visit the Extra curriculum page by clicking here