Physical Education

PE provides our students experience in a variety of sporting activities, with the aim to support them engaging in and continue with lifelong participation in physical activity.  All lessons have been carefully designed to teach and nurture physical skills as well as develop personal skills required to be successful not only in PE, but at GCSE level, and across all subjects. We want to help promote active, confident, well rounded individuals with the vital life skills to be successful both in school and beyond.  

The Angmering school is pioneering in its approach to Key Stage 3 PE. We ensure that we value students' physical ability in all PE lessons, but also use measures to ensure we assess students personal qualities such as resilience and their ability to problem solve effectively.  

In years 7,8 and 9 our students will undertake lessons covering invasion games, striking and fielding, net and wall, gymnastics, health and fitness, athletics and OAA as well as a number of alternative sports.

Here at Angmering we tailor our curriculum to get the best experience possible for all students. With our unique holistic approach we look to value our students in our subject and ensure they experience success across the range of our 9 assessment strands. There are many ways students can be successful within their PE lessons and as mentioned before we look to celebrate this.

Leadership plays a huge role in our subject with ample opportunities to develop this both within KS3 lessons and as part of our highly successful leadership academy.

Our PE staff all know the positive impact our subject can have on students and are advocates of this from our own experiences. We look to share our knowledge and expertise and use PE as a vehicle for success for your children in the best way we can.

Our KS3 curriculum flows into our KS4 offer where Year 9s will be offered the opportunity to study theoretical based units that are intertwined within the practical setting. This is designed to prepare them for the rigour of any sports course they wish to study in Year 10. 

PE Learning Journey KS3

All students will continue Physical Education at Key Stage 4. If the students select an option qualification in either Sports Studies or GCSE Physical Education it is likely that they will have 7 lessons over two weeks allocated to studying this course. However, if a student does not select an option course they will continue to participate in Physical Education to develop their physical and mental wellbeing for two hours over the course of our two week timetable. These two hours are referred to as Core PE at Key Stage 4 and a range of activities and sports will be available.

PE Learning Journey KS4

Examination Course: AQA    Course Code: 8582

The Physical Education GCSE is assessed both practically and theoretically. The teaching of the course is more weighted towards theory learning to support students’ preparation for the final exams, which are taken in the summer of Year 11.

Non – Exam Assessment (NEA) (40% of overall course)
There are two sections to this: the practical assessment of sport and a written task where the students have to analyse sports performance.

Practical Assessments (30% of overall qualification)
Students must be highly competent in a range of sports for them to achieve in this section. The final assessments will be in three sports in which the student performs to the highest level. The students need to perform in both team and individual activities.

Written analysis of performance (10% of overall qualification)
Students analyse their own or another’s performance. This is predominantly completed through a written assignment. However, some individuals can do this task verbally to support their progress.

Exam Assessment (60% of overall course)
Students’ learning will cover six main topics which are assessed in two papers which will be taken on two different days in the summer of Year 11. The students will be encouraged to purchase a revision guide in the first half term, as this will support them with class and home learning and ongoing revision over the course. Students will have summative progress tests ahead of each assessment review to allow teachers to accurately project each student’s grade. Below is a table which shows what the topics are and how the exams are structured.

What will the course allow me to progress to in the future?
The course forms a good base for careers in sports and active leisure such as sports science, sports journalism, performance analysis, physiotherapy, sports coaching, fitness, instructor, and teacher.  It can also lead to other physical education qualifications such as A Level Physical Education, BTEC Sport and the Diploma in Sport and Active Leisure.

Examination Course:  OCR Course:  J813

Sports Studies is a very practical course where only 25% of the assessed work is completed via a written exam. Below shows the 4 units which we currently deliver, however, we sometimes change the final two for individual students to support their learning:

Unit 1 – Contemporary issues in sport (External exam)
This exam is 1 hour and is taken in January on their first year of study (Year 10). We have plenty of teaching and revision material which fully prepares the students for the exam.

Unit 2 - Developing Sports Skills (Internally assessed)
Students are assessed in both team and individual sports during their lessons. Students will also need to keep an officiating log for one sport and be assessed by a course teacher officiating a fixture. They will need to evaluate their sports performance. Finally, they will plan and complete a training programme logging their performance over time. As students are assessed in their practical ability in a range of sports, it is essential that they have a positive history of participation and engagement in PE lessons.

Unit 3 - Sports Leadership (Internally assessed)
This unit focuses on qualities, responsibilities and leadership styles. Students will plan and deliver safe and successful activity sessions whilst being assessed by the class teacher. To achieve the top grades they will need to effectively evaluate their leadership performance identifying strengths and areas to improve.

Unit 4 - Developing Knowledge and skills in Outdoor Activities (Internally assessed)
Students will experience a variety of outdoor activities during which they will be assessed on their performance. They will plan how an activity would be taught to children as well as take part in and demonstrate their knowledge and skill in outdoor activities.

How students are assessed
For each learning objective in each unit, there are three marking bands with specific marks in each band. Each learning objective is normally out of 15 marks and each unit is out of 60 marks (total of 240 marks for the course). The students will achieve grades for each learning aim and build up their marks over each unit. Their final grade is the sum of all their marks added together.

Below is a table showing how the students achieve the grades.


L2 Merit grade is equivalent to a 5
L2 Distinction is equivalent to a 6 and 7
L2 Distinction* is equivalent to an 8

Here at Angmering we offer a variety of PE clubs and extra-curricular activities such as Netball, Rugby, Football, Rounders, Basketball, Cricket, Athletics and Parasports. Worthing Thunder , Worthing Raiders and Sussex Cricket Club come into school often and run extra curricular clubs. Alongside these clubs we have many fixtures that play in local district leagues, county cups and district festivals we also offer inter-tutor sporting events, school games events, sporting festivals throughout the year. We also run a leadership academy which works alongside the extra curricular sports and events.


Students Say 

"I find PE a real release and excellent for my physical and mental wellbeing."

"Core PE has helped me to really improve my skills and understanding of sport, health and fitness,
but just as importantly, it’s great fun"

"Sports studies gave me a huge variety of knowledge in all areas of sport and this has helped me with my goal of
attending university to study Sports Business."