Physical Education at Haybrook College

At Haybrook College we always respond to pupil interest to help increase engagement and individual progress.

PE at Haybrook College aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the value of regular safe exercise, how the human body functions and its response to physical activity. We also aim to develop an understanding of the factors that may affect performance and a healthy active lifestyle, while promoting knowledge, skills and understanding in a range of practical activities.

  • Giving pupils the physical skills and confidence, knowledge and personal qualities they need for a healthy balanced lifestyle.
  • Develop a lifelong love of, and passion for, physical activity and sport.
  • Support all pupils to become confident and erudite who are able to lead, persuade and challenge others.
  • Provide opportunities for regular competitive physical activity and sport.
  • Raise pupils’ aspirations and equip them with the knowledge and skills to flourish in future careers in physical activity or sport.
  • Provide access to external providers of physical activity and sport.
  • Provide Talent Pathways for elite athletes.
  • Provide the facility for leadership and officiating skills to develop.
  • Foster the development of pupils’ character preparing them to make valuable contributions to the future of physical activity within society.


  • Pupils have full access to the Physical Education National Curriculum which is differentiated to meet pupils’ learning needs and styles.
  • Via a variety of physical activities in curricular and extra-curricular programmes.
  • Through fun and engaging PE lessons that are enjoyable, challenging, socially supportive and accessible to all.
  • Providing opportunities for repetition to embed knowledge, increasing the chance of information recall and to integrate new knowledge into larger ideas.
  • Through access to intra and inter-school competition.
  • Through leadership and officiating opportunities.
  • Via links with external clubs and organisations.
  • Through the delivery of GCSE Physical Education.

OCR GCSE Physical Education:

Pupils can study the OCR GCSE Physical Education in KS4, as part of their GCSE option choices. 

GCSE Physical Education will equip learners with the knowledge, understanding, skills and values to develop and maintain their performance in physical activities and understand the benefits to health, fitness and well-being. This will require them to:

  • Develop theoretical knowledge and understanding of the factors that underpin physical activity and sport and use this knowledge to improve performance.
  • Understand how the physiological and psychological state affects performance in physical activity and sport.
  • Perform effectively in different physical activities by developing skills and techniques and selecting and using tactics, strategies and/ or compositional ideas.
  • Develop their ability to analyse and evaluate to improve performance in physical activity and sport.
  • Understand the contribution which physical activity and sport make to health, fitness and well-being.
  • Understand key socio-cultural influences which can affect people’s involvement in physical activity and sport.

The GCSE courses are suited to pupils who:

  • have a current regular competitive involvement in at least one sport to a high level as a performer, or who are competent performers in a number of sports
  • perform well in science and English lessons
  • want their own practical ability to be assessed as part of the qualification
  • are considering studying PE in further education
  • have an interest in sports related topics such as diet and nutrition, sponsorship and the media.


  • Leave school wanting to be physically active, maintaining a lifetime involvement in sport through participation, officiating and/or leadership.
  • A lifelong appreciation of the benefits of regular physical activity and sport, enjoyment through involvement, and the development of transferable physical character traits and skills.
  • Has the physical and emotional skills to influence their own lives.
  • To motivate pupils (attitude to learning) to utilise these underpinning skills in an independent and effective way in order to live happy and healthy lives.
  • An ability to gain employment within sport or access recognised Universities/Colleges to further study sport related courses.

Please see the Curriculum Map below for PE

PE Curriculum Map