Physical Education

At Gable Hall School we aim to provide an engaging and challenging curriculum that allows (all) students to achieve beyond their expectations.  To offer excellent opportunities to develop a healthy life-long love of physical activity and to develop a first class teaching and learning environment where both staff and students enjoy working hard together to achieve success.  We want all students to feel they belong as part of a team, believe in their healthy potential and become as physically, socially and emotionally well as they can be.  We do this by developing the attitudes, skills and knowledge required to be a leader and provide memorable experiences throughout a student’s journey within Physical Education.

The aim of the PE team builds on the whole school ethos by enabling students to:


Belong as part of a team

Believe in their potential

Become the best they can be.


Students will experience a variety of opportunities and experiences that support this vision, challenging them both inside and outside the classroom. They will focus on improving their fitness, health and well-being through knowledge and application. Leadership skills take a strong emphasis throughout the key stages, with students able to take on additional roles than just a performer. They can complement this by experiencing a robust programme of awards, qualifications and memorable learning experiences. Students will develop physical, technical and tactical sporting skills; enhanced by an embedded focus on mental skills such as resilience, determination and confidence. We aim to ensure all students leave the school possessing the skills, motivation and knowledge to enjoy a lifelong engagement with sport and physical activity.  We trust that our broad and innovative PE curriculum will allow students to develop their love of movement and sport well beyond their time with us.

Key Stage 3

In year 7, 8 and 9 students will focus on improving their physical, social and emotional well-being through an engaging range of sport and physical activities. Development of students’ physical literacy is key, with students assessed on the attitudes, skills and knowledge or becoming happy, healthy and successful people through PE.

KS3 Curriculum Map

Key Stage 4

In years 10 and 11 students will continue to develop their confidence, motivation, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life. This is done by ensuring lessons are both engaging and purposeful. Students study a vocational qualification in sport where they could be assessed on leadership, practical sports performance, psychology of sport and the bodies’ response to exercise amongst other options. This is all achieved by teaching theoretical content through and alongside high quality practical PE. As well as a GCSE in PE. Studying GCSE PE opens students' eyes to the amazing world of sports performance. Not only do they have the chance to perform in three different sports through the Non Exam Assessment component, they can also develop wide ranging knowledge into the how and why of physical activity and sport.

KS4 Curriculum Map - GCSE​

KS4 Curriculum Map - BTEC

Key Stage 5

In years 12/13 students will have the option to study for the BTEC National in Sport to the equivalent of 1,2 or 3 A Levels. Where regular practical/hands-on teaching and learning allows for the study of anatomy and physiology, fitness training and programming, sports leadership, psychology, event organisation, professional development, skill acquisition, the business of sport and practical sports performance. Along with a full A’level PE course which provides students with the exciting opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of PE. Stimulating content is at the heart of this engaging qualification, and encourages students to immerse themselves in the world of sports and PE. Studying A (and AS) Level PE gives your students a fantastic insight into the amazing world of sports performance. Not only do they have the chance to perform or coach a sport through the non-exam assessment component, they can also develop a wide-ranging knowledge into the how and why of physical activity and sport. Our A Level in PE is studied though a range of different contexts. Your students learn the reasons why we do things and why some people outperform others – mentally and physically. They’ll also delve into the ethical considerations behind the use of drugs and also the influence that modern technology is having on physical activity and sport. The content is fully co-teachable with our AS Level PE qualification.




Mr G Holt – Department Leader  
Mr T. Limpenny – Head of KS3 Physical Education 
Mrs E. Dobson – Department Leader of Dance 
Mrs A. Marks – Department Leader of HSC
Miss L. Nancolas – Vice Principal in charge of behaviour
Miss S. Bal
Mr C. Wilson – Head of Yr13

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