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High School

Our individualised learning programmes focus on independent learning and character building, alongside traditional skill and fitness development. Through our curriculum we teach and encourage competition, inclusion and develop knowledge of the world of sport. 

The PE curriculum is designed to empower students with skills that are used throughout their adult lives. The emphasis has moved away from how good students are at a certain sport to what skills they develop whilst learning various sports. These skills can be transferable across all subjects and future workplaces:

Life Skills Taught


Reflective Evaluator

Monitoring others




Communication – Speaking

Communication – Listening






How students learn these skills:

 Invasion games

 Net and wall games

Striking and fielding





Table tennis


Weight training 
Interval training 
Nike fitness 

Sport skateboarning 

Uni hoc

Personal development












A PE student working towards a GCSE grade 8/9 should:

  • have the character to work independently and collaboratively in PE and participate regularly in physical activity outside of lessons.  
  • make effective decisions under pressure using strategy and tactics creatively in their performance. 
  • have a good level of fitness and consistently show the determination to work hard in all activities. 
  • be able to lead small groups with either warm ups or tasks

During the Foundation Stage of The Kingsbury Curriculum (Years 7, Year 8 & Year 9), the department works with students to develop a bank of skills and knowledge in a variety of activities. Through this approach we hope to develop a love of physical activity and enjoyment in becoming healthy and fit. In order to achieve these goals, we create a culture in which students want to work hard to improve and show determination and commitment in their approach. In Year 8, the department works with students to create greater confidence and expertise. We aim to maintain and develop a desire to improve and to increase physical and mental determination amongst the students. We ensure that those wishing to select GCSE PE have the knowledge, ability and confidence to succeed.

At the end of the Foundation Stage students can choose a GCSE pathway for the Examination Stage. The 2-year course encompasses 60% theory and 40% practical which runs alongside students’ two core lessons per week. GCSE Physical Education is designed to enable students to enjoy and understand the benefits of living a healthy and active lifestyle; to provide a route to further study, such as A-Levels and Higher Education in Physical Education, as well as to other related career opportunities. 


Sports Leadership

During the Foundation stage all students are offered the opportunity to complete their Bronze and Silver leadership passport as a stepping stone towards their Gold passport in Year 9. Successful leaders are given opportunities to organise and lead our family festivals.

In Year 9    all students are offered the opportunity to complete their Gold leadership passport as a stepping stone towards their Level 1 qualification in Year 10. Successful leaders are given leadership opportunities to organise and lead our family festivals.  Students can then choose to complete their Level 1 Sports Leadership course through the Leadership Club. Successful leaders take part in running festivals for our family of schools and other events across the borough. 

In the Sixth Form we offer the Level 3 course in Higher Sports Leadership to those who have already passed a qualification at Level 2.  The Level 3 award requires a high level of commitment as a number of the units require volunteer hours outside of the taught curriculum, offering a number of opportunities to link with community agencies. This is a highly sought after course and teaches students a wide range of important and marketable skills. 

Beyond the formal curriculum, there is a very wide range of extracurricular opportunities available to students. The program is designed to encompass all students, ranging from competitive sports teams, mass participation and clubs designed to develop self-confidence and motivation. We have a number of established links with local sports clubs and organisations and often have specialist coaches working with the school. Students are recognised for their commitment to clubs through specialist clothing, sports team pictures, whole school rewards and a formal awards evening. Through our extracurricular program we aim to develop a sense of teamwork, self-worth and sportsmanship, and these values form the backbone to our club structure.

All the work of the faculty is supported through our extended learning work which features Duke of Edinburgh (Bronze and Silver awards and access to Gold), residential visits, coaching and officiating courses run through the work of the School Sport Partnership, and a variety of school based courses and events.


For more information, please contact Head of PEEL Faculty, Lucy McNeil at