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
  • Handball
  • 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.

Please click here for the curriculum and PREP Overview.

GCSE Syllabus:


GCSE Title

Component 1: Fitness and Body Systems
Section 1: Anatomy and Physiology
Section 2: Movement Analysis
Section 3: Physical Training

Component 2: Health and Performance
Section 4: Health, Fitness and Well-being Section 5: Sport Psychology Section 6: Sport, Society and Culture





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