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Our curriculum intent is to encourage maximum participation through an inclusive curriculum, inspiring students to fulfil a lifelong, healthy active lifestyle.

Purpose of study (National Curriculum)

A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all students to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities.
It should provide opportunities for students to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness.
Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help embed values such as fairness and respect.


The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all students:

  • Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • Are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • Engage in competitive sports
  • Lead healthy, active lives

Key Stage 3

Students should build on and embed the physical development and skills learned in key stages 1 and 2, become more competent, confident and expert in their techniques, and apply them across different sports and physical activities. They should understand what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work. They should develop the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life, and understand and apply the long-term health benefits of physical activity.

Key Stage 4

Students should tackle complex and demanding physical activities. They should get involved in a range activities that develops personal fitness and promotes an active, healthy lifestyle.

At Nobel the physical education department is a thriving department offering a wide range of activities at key stages 3 & 4 which include:

  • Invasion games (netball, football, rugby, hockey)
  • Net and wall (tennis, badminton, table tennis)
  • Striking and fielding (rounders, softball, cricket)
  • Athletics
  • Gymnastics
  • Outdoor Adventurous Activity
  • Health related fitness (fitness suite)

In addition to core PE at key stage 4 the physical education department runs the following examined courses at key stage 4:

  • OCR Cambridge National Sports Studies

At key stage 5 students participate in core PE lessons once every two weeks. The examined courses at key stage 5 include:

  • OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 Extended Certificate in Sport and Physical Activity
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity

The department run an extensive extra-curricular provision which sees over 500 students attending clubs weekly throughout the year. Please see our Extra Curricular clubs page for information.

Long Term Plans

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