Physical Education

Subject Overview

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Physical Education at Light Hall is a popular and dynamic subject. Our students are fortunate to have a very dedicated team of teachers with expertise in a variety of sports who aim to engage and inspire the students as well as help them to exceed in their physical literacy.

Throughout the Key Stage 3 curriculum students will experience a range of sports and activities within these topics;

  • Team Games (invasion) – e.g. Basketball, Football, Netball, Hockey
  • Team Game (striking & fielding) e.g. Cricket, Softball, Rounders
  • Individual Games (Net/Wall) – e.g. Badminton, Table Tennis, Tennis
  • Creative & Aesthetic Activities – e.g. Gymnastics, Dance
  • Athletics – e.g. Running, Jumping & Throwing Events
  • Health & Fitness – e.g. How to prepare for, perform and measure fitness
  • Competitive Inter House Sports – e.g. inter-house competitions during curriculum time
  • Outdoor & Adventurous Activities – e.g. problem solving skills, orienteering
  • Leadership & Roles – e.g. Learning leadership skills and performing different roles such as coaching, officiating, organising


Throughout Key Stage 3 (years 7, 8 & 9) students will develop;

  • Motor Competence
  • Knowledge of Rules, Strategies & Tactics
  • Knowledge & Understanding of Healthy Participation


This is based on the 3 pillars of progression from the Ofsted research review series and links to our KS3 Head-Heart-Hands assessment structure (see ‘Other Information’ section).

In Key Stage 4 (years 10 & 11) students will follow a set curriculum depending on whether they want to follow a competitive route or a more recreational one. A lot of the sports and activities are similar, although the recreational route has more sections of fitness and individual activities. In this key stage we are trying to encourage students to find an activity and a way of taking part that they enjoy to ensure that they maintain a healthy active lifestyle after they leave Light Hall.

In Key Stage 4 we also offer Sport Studies as an option that students can study as an extra subject. This involves an exam in Contemporary Issues in Sport, a practical & leadership unit and a Sport & the Media unit, which is a coursework unit. In the ‘Resources’ section you will find links to Sport Science and Sport Studies information.

Our extra-curricular programme is extensive and is updated every half term. This can be found in the ‘Other Information’ section.


Curriculum Subjects

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ICT, Computing & iMedia
Modern Foreign Languages
Religious Education

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