Shenfield High School

Physical Education


Students in years 7 – 9 are taught in blocks of activities for between 6 and 12 hours each in every year. Activities include:-

  • Gymnastics
  • Football
  • Netball
  • Hockey
  • Short Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Rugby
  • Basketball
  • Health Related Exercise
  • Athletics
  • Short Tennis
  • Rounders
  • Cricket

The curriculum in each activity covers: acquiring and developing skills, selecting and applying, evaluating and improving performance and developing knowledge and understanding of fitness and health. Additionally the Health Related Exercise programme aims to develop students' understanding of the benefits of exercise to health and fitness


In Years 10 and 11 students choose a winter and a summer activity to specialise in. The syllabus includes officiating, analysing, tactics and performance. In addition, students follow other complementary activities in shorter blocks. All students also follow a fitness programme devised to develop their ability in weights, circuits and aerobics.

GCSE PE is also a very popular option subject at Key Stage 4.


Year 7, 8 & 9

Year 10

Year 11

Autumn 1






Invasion games: Football, Basketball, Netball, Rugby & Hockey

Gymnastics, Swimming, Cross-Country & Health Related fitness



Warm-Up and Cool down, Skeletal system, muscular system, , components of fitness,


Edexcel GCSE PE:

Component 1:

Fitness & Body Systems

Topic 1 Applied Anatomy and Physiology



Edexcel GCSE PE:

Component 2:

Component 2: Health and Performance 24%

Topic 1: Health, fitness and well-being


Autumn 2





Topic 1 Applied Anatomy and Physiology




Topic 2: Sport psychology


Spring 1





Topic 2: Movement analysis





Topic 3: Socio-cultural influences

Topic 4: Use of data


Component 3: Practical Performance   30%

Spring 2





Practical: Cricket, Rounders, Tennis, Athletics


Theory: cardiovascular system, respiratory system & Effects of Exercise

Topic 3: Physical training




Component 4: Personal Exercise Programme (PEP) 10%


Summer 1



Topic 4.1 Use of data



Summer 2





GCSE Syllabus:


GCSE Title:

Section 1.1 – Healthy, active lifestyles


Section 1.2 – Your healthy, active body





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