Physical Education


Here at Park View we are committed to providing students with a broad and balanced PE curriculum. The PE teachers at Park View aim to develop every individual to their full potential physically, mentally, socially and emotionally through our rich sporting experiences. We promote the importance of educating our students on the need to keep fit and healthy throughout school and after school life.

We strongly believe in a highly inclusive approach where each individual can access deep learning and make rapid progress; while understanding the importance of regular exercise and healthy competition. Within the PE curriculum we aim to generate an effective learning environment where students feel comfortable in approaching new and challenging concepts.

PE continues to be compulsory in Key Stage 4 with students having at least one lesson a week, which will take place at school and/or off-site at local sports facilities. 

In lessons we cover a variety of sports to cater for all students and allow students to enjoy PE as much as possible. Examples include: athletics, badminton, basketball, cricket, netball, health related fitness, football, tennis, table tennis, trampolining, volleyball, dodgeball, handball, dance, hockey, rounders, rugby and many more.




Our GCSE PE students will be following the new exam board’s specification which means some changes have had to be implemented. The main changes are a student’s best three performer/player sports will count and this will be converted into 40% (including a written piece of coursework). The rest of the course assessment will come from a 60% theory examination whereby two exam papers will be studied for. Currently we are registered with AQA exam board.

Park View GCSE PE has seen many successes over the years including achieving 100% A*-C with a number of cohorts. We are continually striving to achieve such amazing results each year.

Please find below a breakdown of the GCSE course outlining some of the content included.


Theory lessons

Some examples of topics covered in the course are listed below-

-        Media & Sponsorship in Sport

-        Science & ICT in sport

-        Drugs in sport

-        Diet

-        Components of Fitness

-        Methods of Training

-        Principles of Training

-        Government Initiatives to improve participation in Sport

-        Skeletal system

-        Muscular System

-        Treatment of Injuries

-        Leisure and Recreation

-        Body Types

-        Biomechanics

-        Sport Psychology


Practical Lessons:

Some examples of sports covered in the course are listed below-

Handball, Football, Badminton, Basketball, Netball, Tennis, Table Tennis & Dance plus many more.



60% Theory. Two exam papers.

40% Practical exam on three strongest sports and a written analysis and evaluation of performance assessment (coursework).

Please note that students must be assessed in one team and one individual sport with the third being either a team or individual sport*



BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Sport.

The BTEC is mainly assessed based on coursework and the presentation of a certain number of assignments in order to attain grades at Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction. The coursework can take a variety of forms including writing, posters, giving talks, using video, power point presentations, carrying out experiments and research. A lot of the coursework will be supported by actually doing the things you will write about. Part of the course will be externally assessed through an online test under exam conditions.

There are a number units, some compulsory and others optional. These include Fitness for Sports and Exercise, Practical Sports Performance, The mind and Sports Performance, The Sport Performer in Action, Training for Personal Fitness and Leading Sports Activities.


Once you have been successful in GCSE PE this could lead you into many different pathways including being able to study an A Level in PE, A Level Biology, or a BTEC Level 3 in Sports Science. The progression route after Sixth Form could then lead to your child studying to become a Physiotherapist, Doctor, PE Teacher, Professional Sports Coach, Personal Trainer, Sports Journalist, Reporting on Sports in the Media or a Lawyer specialising in sports law to name but a few different sporting career paths.