Physical Education

The learning and undertaking of physical education contribute to achievement of the curriculum aims for all young people to become:

  • Successful learners who enjoy making progress and achieving.
  • Confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy lives.
  • Responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society

At Castle Hall, PE develops students’ confidence to take part in a wide range of physical activities in and out of the academy. The high quality curriculum enables all students to enjoy and succeed in many kinds of physical activity. The students will develop a wide range of skills, and the ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully. In lessons, they are encouraged to analyze performance and make decisions, also devoloping strategies to improve their own performance or that of others. As a result, they discover the confidence to participate in physical activities and learn about the value of a healthy active lifestyle

PE helps the students develop personally and socially. They work as individuals or in teams and develop concepts of fairness and social responsibility. They take on different roles including those of coaches and officials. Through a range of PE experiences, they learn how to be effective in competitive, creative and challenging situations.

KS3 Activities all students have 4 lessons per fortnight. During the 2 years they will have blocks of lessons on the following:

Boys – Football,  Rugby,  Cricket,  Athletics,  Tennis,   Table Tennis, Gymnastics and Health Related Fitness

Girls – Netball, Tag Rugby, Football, Lacrosse, Uni Hockey, Gymnastics, Dance, Rounders, Cricket, Athletics and Health Related Fitness.

KS4 Activities 4 lessons per fortnight. All the sports above will be revisited and the additional activities will also be part of the curriculum.

Boys – Basketball, Sport Education,  Australian Rules, Football and Softball

Girls – Basketball, Aerobics and Softball

In year 11 there is an opportunity to visit Huddersfield Sports Centre for a 6 week block transport provided.

Activities – Badminton  and Fitness


PE can be taken as an exam option; the current course offered is AQA Technical Award in Sport.

It consists of 3 units

Unit 1 Practical Player Performance (internally assessed) 30%

Students are assessed in 2 sporting activities. It is essential that all students who opt for the course play sport out of curriculum time in an organised competitive situation.

Unit 2 Coaching (internally assessed) 30%

All students will coach, officiate or organise a sport/event of their choice.

Unit 3 The Sports Industry (externally assessed) 40%

1 hour 30 min written exam 80 marks

The areas they are assessed in:

Health, Physical Fitness & Safety

Contemporary issues in Sport

Local & National organisation of Sport

Careers in physical activity in Sport.



Clubs run after school from 3:00pm – 4:00pm in the following activities, for all students:

Football, Rugby, Netball, Gymnastics, Cricket, Rounders, Dance, Fitness

Subject Staff

Head of Department / Teacher of PE

  • Mr M Lindley

Teaching Staff

  • Mrs J Tremere

  • Miss A McGill

  • Mr A Parsons

  • Miss M Griffiths