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Queen Elizabeth School

Physical Education

Physical Education

At Queen Elizabeth School we use a broad, balanced & sequenced physical education curriculum as a tool to develop our student’s physical, emotional and social health.

We intend to develop student’s skills and embed knowledge of sport and exercise, this is not only as a participant but in roles such as leader, coach and referee in order for students to develop a holistic approach to PE.

Within our curriculum we want to provide engaging learning opportunities and inspire students to succeed above expectations. At the heart of our curriculum we pride ourselves on delivering high quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed in physical education, school sport and physical activities to lead a healthy, active lifestyle.

Key Stage 3:

At Key Stage 3 we adopt a ‘skill-based’ approach to ensure students are provided with the opportunities to develop their technical skills needed to become more competent, confident and expert in their techniques. In Year 7 we aim for students to create a love and passion for physical education, in Year 8 we aim to further develop student’s skills and embed knowledge and in Year 9 we aim to enhance student’s sporting skills. Throughout Key Stage 3 students are assessed in line with school policy using the ‘ME in PE’ assessment method, which looks at three key areas of assessment: Physical Me, Social Me and Emotional Me. We aim to enable every student to develop all three ME’s in PE throughout each key stage. It allows everyone to celebrate success on a regular basis and ensure the development of transferable skills that are fundamental to life-long learning and enjoyment.

Key Stage 4:

At Key Stage 4 we adopt a ‘game-based’ approach where students can build upon the technical skills taught in Key Stage 3 and develop a variety of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in team and individual games. In Year 10 we aim for students to engage and strive in physical education and in Year 11 we aim to create healthy and active future lifestyles for our students. Our teaching pedagogy is underpinned by evidenced based research supporting the required elements for a child to engage and learn through active participation, our ‘student-centred’ approach to teaching encompasses an inclusive, fun and positive learning environment for all.

At Key Stage 4 students can opt to study the NCFE Health and Fitness Level 1/2 Technical Award where they will be assessed on their theoretical knowledge of health, fitness and exercise and combine this knowledge into producing a high-level synoptic project piece of coursework. The intent of our Key Stage 4 options are to provide outstanding outcomes which prepare each student to study PE and/or health and fitness at Key Stage 5.


Students will experience a variety of opportunities and experiences by a flexible programme of awards, qualifications and memorable learning experiences. Students will have the prospect to gain leadership opportunities through our leadership academy and independent life skills through our Duke of Edinburgh's award schemes. Our excellent extracurricular provision includes morning, lunch and after school clubs, fixtures and competitions, county and national pathways, inter house competitions, sports colours, awards evenings, fundraising and educational trips.

Key Skills you will learn:

Our vision of physical education looks to embed the school’s behaviour principles and to develop aspirational leaders for future generations through PE. We aim to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others, work as part of a team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values.

Next steps:


  • A Level in physical education and sport
  • NCFE Level 3 Extended Diploma in sport and physical activity
  • BTEC Level 3 Technical Certificate in sport
  • Apprenticeships in occupations within health and fitness sectors such as personal trainer, sports coach, fitness instructor


  • Professional athlete
  • Sports coach
  • Personal trainer
  • Physiotherapist
  • Fitness instructor
  • PE teacher
  • Sport scientist
  • Lifeguard
  • Sports business owner

Other Suitable Learners Qualifications:

  • Food preparation
  • Nutrition
  • Maths
  • English
  • Science


Head of Department: Mr R Antcliff - rantcliff@qesluton.co.uk