The curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:
- develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
- are physically active for sustained periods of time
- engage in competitive sports and activities
- lead healthy, active lives.
At Key stage 3, pupils build on and embed the physical development and skills learned in key stages 1 and 2, become more competent, confident and expert in their techniques, and apply them across different sports and physical activities. They develop an understanding of what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work. They develop the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life, and understand and apply the long-term health benefits of physical activity.
At Key Stage 4, pupils tackle complex and demanding physical activities. Students develop their understanding of techniques and tactic and how to apply these within a competitive settings. They get involved in a range of activities that develop personal fitness and promotes an active, healthy lifestyle.