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Mangotsfield Secondary

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Physical Education

Why do we study PE?

Physical Education at Mangotsfield School aims for students to develop a passion for physical activity/sport that will continue into lifelong commitment to maintaining physical and mental health. By developing our students' practical and theoretical understanding of living a healthy lifestyle, Mangotsfield Students will become healthy citizens who make positive contributions to their community. They will develop personal qualities such as resilience and respect; through active participation and personal experience. We want to challenge students to become ambitious, seek out opportunity and embrace competition both within school and the wider sporting community. Leadership traits will be encouraged and will thrive in a supportive and inclusive environment that celebrates success. Physical education is the subject that makes your heart race!

Meet the team

  • Mr Hawkins - Head of PE and Dance
  • Mr John - Assistant Head
  • Ms Clipston - Head of Year 8
  • Ms Vincent - Teacher of PE
  • Ms Gilpin - Teacher of PE
  • Ms Coates - Teacher of PE

KS3 Programme of Study

Y7-Yr 9

Term 1: Rugby, Badminton,

Term 2: Netball, Gymnastics

Term 3: Basketball, Problem Solving/Orienteering

Term 4: Dance, Sports Science

Term 5: Athletics, Tennis

Term 6: Softball, Rounders

Course: GCSE PE

Paper 1: The human body and movement in physical activity and sport (Exam 30%)

Applied anatomy and physiology
Movement analysis
Physical training
Use of data

Paper 2: Socio-cultural influences and well-being in physical activity and sport (Exam 30%)

Sports psychology
Socio-cultural influences
Health, fitness and well-being
Use of data

Non-exam assessment: Practical performance in physical activity and sport (NEA - 40%)

Practical performance in three different physical activities in the role of player/performer (one in a team activity, one in an individual activity and a third in either a team or in an individual activity).

Analysis and evaluation of performance to bring about improvement in one activity.

Course: BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Sport, Activity and Fitness


1 Understand the Body and the Supporting Technology for Sport and Activity, Internal Assessment, 30%

2 The Principles of Training, Nutrition and Psychology for Sport and Activity External assessment, 40%

3 Applying the Principles of Sport and Activity, Internal Assessment, 30%

Course: Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Performing Arts

1 Exploring the Performing Arts, Internal 30%
2 Developing Skills and Techniques in the Performing Arts, Internal 30%
3. Responding to a Brief, Synoptic External 40%

GCSE Programme of Study

Year 10 and 11 have a flexible curriculum designed so that students have a choice of what sports they undertake.



AQA Physical Education Revision Guide (Best revision guide) Pearson [ISBN 978 1 292 204484 0]

New Grade 9-1 GCSE Physical Education AQA Revision Question Cards (CGP GCSE PE 9-1 Revision

BTEC Tech Award in Sport, Activity and Fitness: Student Book (BTEC Tech Award Sports Leadership)
Pearson REVISE BTEC Tech Award Sport, Activity and Fitness Revision Guide



KS3 - Students will take Google Form knowledge quizzes about the sports they have been covering in the curriculum.

GCSE PE - Students will have a combination of Seneca quizzes and NEA coursework to complete.

BTEC Tech Sport - Students will be asked to either complete coursework or work on tasks that will develop their coursework knowledge.

BTEC Tech Performing Arts - Students will be asked to either complete coursework or work on tasks that will develop their coursework knowledge, this often includes researching different Dancers or Choreographers.

Enrichment Opportunities in PE

PE offer a wide range of extra-curricular clubs, that include:

Netball (all year groups)
KS3 Rugby
Football (all year groups)
Cross country (all year groups)
We are closely linked to the CSET sports partnership, several of our students take part in sports leadership roles, helping to run primary school festivals.
Ski Trip, the PE department runs an annual ski trip open to all students. It also offers multi-sports tours including Football and Netball.

The department has close links with the community. We are a member of the Pomphrey Hill Sports Partnership group as well as other sports clubs such as Rodway Hill Tennis Club. The link with the sports clubs allows us to work closely with the club coaches and to give students opportunities to further develop their sporting interest outside of the school environment.