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Curriculum Intent:

At Fullhurst we strongly believe in the importance of PE to support students in setting the foundation for a healthy and active life, building a lifelong love of sport and fitness. Students will experience a broad range of sports activities, developing skills in sports such football, tchoukball and trampolining. They will get to experience leadership as well as participation, leading warm ups, and practicing skills and reflecting on their own performance.

Core PE

Year 7

Striving for an Active, Healthy and Successful Future - Students will experience a wide range of different activities throughout the year to give a balanced experience.  Activities covered in Year 7 include: badminton, frisbee, rugby, gymnastics, tchoukball, volleyball, athletics, rounders and OAA. Within Year 7 we aim to introduce students to the rules and regulations of different sports, whilst focusing on improving their techniques and life skills, building declarative knowledge of techniques, rules and regulations and procedural knowledge of how and when to best apply skills and tactics in each activity area.

Year 8

Broadening sporting experiences - In year 8, students aim to build upon the knowledge learnt in Year 7, with a greater focus on procedural knowledge. In particular the correct application of strategies and tactics within the different activities covered. Students are encouraged to develop leadership qualities through self-officiating and more student-led activities. Sports included in Year 8 are badminton, frisbee, rugby, gymnastics, tchoukball, volleyball, athletics, rounders and OAA. 

Year 9

Developing skills and embedding knowledge - Students in Year 9 will start to look more closely at practical performance in sport. This focuses on developing and improving students’ own practical sports performance. Students will be given the opportunity to participate in selected activities including; football, frisbee, rugby, personal fitness and apply their skills, techniques and tactics in increasingly complex and competitive situations. Students reflect on their own performance to identify what they are good at and assess the areas of their performance they need to develop. As students progress through their Year 9 units, they will develop an understanding of the processes for reviewing their performance and ­finding ways to improve their skills.



Year 10

Our year 10 students will build upon their understanding of sports, further developing their knowledge of officiating and leading. They will have active roles in leading and planning warm ups, drills and skills practices, modified games, cool downs and officiating a broad range of sport activities. From this students will gain increased confidence, improved communication and resilience that they can not only apply to engaging with sports but also other areas of the curriculum and outside of school.

Year 11

We aim to focus on creating a healthy and active future for our Year 11s, so that they can leave with the understanding of how to keep healthy when they leave school. They will have a clearer understanding We focus on a number of sports such as Football, Health and Fitness, Basketball, Volleyball, Dodgeball, Netball, Handball and Invasion Games. We hope that all students leave Fullhurst with a love for physical activity of some sort and can use this within their everyday routines as they go out into the working world.


Students choosing GCSE PE will complete it through OCR. They will complete 4 components, 2 assessed though examinations at the end of year 11 and 2 through an NEA (non-exam assessment) and that are internally assessed and externally moderated.

Year 10

Students will begin by studying component 1 Physical factors affecting performance, which includes:

  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Physical training

Students explore the ways that parts of the human body function during physical activity and the physiological adaptations that can occur due to diet and training. Students also develop their knowledge and understanding of the principles of training, understanding why athletes train in different ways and how training plans can be made to optimise results. The study of these topics will aid students in the development of both their own practical performance and that of others. Throughout the course, students participate in a range of different sports, looking at tactics and building their skills as a sports performer.

Students then go on to look at the Socio-cultural issues and Sports Psychology module, studying:

  • Socio-cultural influences
  • Sports psychology
  • Health, fitness and well-being

Students will learn about the influences on participation and performance in physical activities and sports. Students will also develop their knowledge and understanding of how sport impacts on society, understanding engagement patterns of different social groups, along with strategies to promote participation and the commercialisation of physical activities and sports. Students look at theories of sports psychology, and reflect on their own learning and performance of physical activities and sports skills to recognise the key psychological concepts affecting performance. Students will develop their knowledge and understanding of the benefits of participating in physical activities and sports to health, fitness and well-being, as well as the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle. Students will also develop their knowledge and understanding of energy use along with diet, nutrition and hydration.

Year 11

Students continue to develop their practical skills in a range of sports, beginning to ascertain their strengths and weaknesses, and ultimately deciding which team and individual sports they are strongest in for their practical assessment. Students will have to choose 3 different sports activities to be assessed in, including both individual and team sports from an approved list. They go on to use this and their theory learning from year 10 to complete coursework in assessing and evaluating their own performance in one key sport. This will contribute 40% of their overall grade.

Once students have completed their coursework, they return to their modules on Applied Anatomy and Physiology and Socio-Cultural Issues and Sports Psychology and use this to prepare for their final GCSE exams which will be sat at the end of year 11.

Overall course assessment:

  • Component 1: Physical factors affecting performance – 1 hour exam, 30% of total GCSE
  • Component 2: Socio-cultural issues and sports psychology - 1 hour exam, 30% of total GCSE
  • Component 4: Practical performances – NEA (practical assessment), 30% of total GCSE
  • Component 5: Analysis and evaluation of performance – NEA (written task), 10% of total GCSE

BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Sport

Students who choose this qualification will study a BTEC Level 2 Tech Award Sport course. Students will be able to acquire sector-specific applied knowledge and skills through vocational contexts by:

  • Investigating provisions for sport including equipment and facilities to enhance sport
  • Planning and delivery of sport drills and sessions
  • Fitness for sport including fitness testing and methodology

This course will allow students to access a wide range of higher education courses including apprenticeships focussed on sport linked to coaching, exercise science and personal training.

Year 10

Component 1: Preparing participants to take part in sport and physical activity – 30% of total qualification

Learners will explore the different types and provision of sport and physical activity available for different types of participants, barriers to participation and ways to overcome these barriers to increase participation in sport and physical activity. They will also research equipment and technological advances in a chosen sport or physical activity and how to prepare our bodies for participation in sport and physical activity. Students will have to select suitable activities for a given case study and then demonstrate these.

Year 10/11

Component 2: Taking Part and Improving Other Participants Sporting Performance  – 30% of total qualification

Learners will investigate the components of fitness and their effect on performance, take part in practical sport, explore the role of officials in sport and learn to apply methods and sporting drills to improve other participants’ sporting performance. This will be assessed through both written and practical assessment.

Year 11

Component 3: Developing Fitness to Improve Other Participants Performance in Sport and Physical Activity – 40% of total qualification

Learners will explore the importance of fitness for sports participation, including the specific components of fitness, fitness training principles, and exercise intensity. The students will also investigate fitness testing to determine fitness levels, different fitness training methods and fitness programming to improve fitness and sports performance. This will be assessed through an exam at the end of year 11.

Extra-curricular Opportunities

Here at Fullhurst we are very proud of the extra-curricular clubs that we run throughout the year. The school provides multiple opportunities for students to participate and gain experience in a number of different sports, including dance, rugby, netball, basketball and football.

PE kit

  • Black T shirt with Fullhurst logo
  • Black shorts or tracksuit bottoms
  • Suitable footwear (trainers with non-marking soles indoors. Moulded studs are optional but advised for winter sports)
  • Gum shield and shin pads

Fullhurst Community College

Imperial Campus
Imperial Avenue

Fosse Campus
3 Ellesmere Rd

tel: 0116 282 4326
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