Physical Education

The aims and objectives of the Active Lifestyles Department are: 

  • To give our students the desire to want to participate in exercise and sport for the rest of their life.
  • To give our students an understanding of the link between exercise/sport and healthy choices.
  • To provide our students with the opportunity to play and compete in sport both in and outside of school.
  • To provide our students with the opportunity to express themselves in a creative manner through a broad and balanced curriculum offer.
  • To provide our students with a wide- range of Active Lifestyle experiences.


Head of Department

  • Mrs A. Ruddock (Subject Leader)

Subject Staff

  • Mr T. Langford
  • Mr N. Collins
  • Mrs L. Owens
  • Mrs M. Morgan
  • Miss J. Crabb



  • 4 Badminton sized sports hall
  • Dance Studio
  • Fitness Room
  • PE class room
  • Tennis Courts and Netball courts – MUGA
  • Fields


Key Stage 3

A range of activities including:

  • Football 
  • Dance 
  • Basketball 
  • Netball
  • Rugby 
  • Cricket 
  • Trampolining 
  • Tennis
  • Gymnastics 
  • Table Tennis 
  • Fitness 
  • Rounders
  • Athletics
  • Cross Country
  • Volleyball
  • Orienteering
  • Outdoor activities
  • Softball
  • Baseball

KS3 also looks at Healthy choices, the ABCD of PE and assessment in the form of presentation.

To view our Key Stage 3 year plan please click here


Key Stage 4

Cambridge National – Sports Science award

4 Units over 2 years:

  • 1. Reducing the risk of sports injuries - Written exam 1 hour to be taken in January at year 11
  • 2. Applying principles of training – Coursework. Completed during year 10
  • 3. Sport psychology – Coursework. Completed during year 11
  • 4. The body’s response to physical activity – Coursework. Completed during year 10

The Cambridge National Certificate in Sport is equivalent in size to a GCSE. This course does not assess your practical ability. The course is made up of assessment through coursework and an exam. There will be a practical element to the course but this will be in the form of fitness testing and applying the principles of training.


Key Stage 5

BTEC Level 3 Sport

4 units completed over the 2 year course, to include:

  • 1. Anatomy and Physiology: Externally assessed unit. Exam is 1hr 30min exam at the end of year 13.
  • 2. Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being. This is an externally set exam in which you can prepare and take notes into for completion. Sat in year 13.
  • 3. Professional Development in the Sports Industry.  Coursework unit completed in year 12.
  • 4. Sports Leadership. Coursework unit to be completed in year 13.


Extra Curricular Activities

  • Range of activities and sports run throughout the year to include:
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Table Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Trampolining
  • Cross country
  • Netball
  • Fitness
  • Dodgeball
  • Rugby
  • Athletics
  • Tennis
  • Rounders
  • Cricket
  • Dance


Useful Websites and Links - Cambridge National - BTEC level 3 Sport – BTEC level 3 sport


Where are they now?

Jamie Dunne – Master’s Degree in Sports Science
Matthew Cook – Degree in Sports Science
Jake Kirby – Professional Footballer at Tranmere Rovers FC
Josh Turner – Master Degree in Sports Technology (Loughborough University)
Jonathon Davies – Living in Dallas Texas - Manager for National Soccer Coaches Association of America
Ian Vicars – Sports Scholarship at Xavier College USA
Paul Geyer – Sports Scholarship at Sacremento College USA
Michael Minard – Boxing Coach, Promoter and Manager at Titanium MMA Academy
Emily Thomas – Wales International Footballer
Matthew Guy – Graduate in Criminal Law
Nicola Wolfe – BSc Graduate in Sports Science at Birmingham University
Jessica Cook – England Squad Distance Runner; Sports Scholarship in USA
Regan Griffiths – Professional Footballer at Crewe Alexandria FC
Nathan Burke – Footballer at Rhyl AFC, formerly of Liverpool FC
Emily Stevenson – Personal Trainer At Kerry’s Fitness Studio
Ethan Harrison – Wigan Academy FC
Connor Wearing – Liverpool, Shrewsbury Town, Llandudno Town