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At Holte School we promote the importance of regular physical activity to all of our pupils. Within the PE department we offer a wide range of sporting opportunities to all of our pupils. The PE curriculum offers pupils the chance to develop physically, mentally and socially. Students learn to grow in confidence, learn to develop their leadership skills and learn the importance of leading a healthy activity lifestyle.

We aim to instil excellent safety practice in this highly practical subject and teach pupils to value professionalism in their approach to sport. Healthy lifestyles are promoted at all times, teaching pupils to respect themselves and each other. We deliver high quality Physical Education which inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport. We provide opportunities to compete in sport and other activities which build character and help embed values such as fairness and respect.

Pupils are encouraged not only to become competent performers but also develop their skills as leaders, officials and their ability to analyse performance. The activities pupils may participate in are listed below;

Subject Content

The following activities are taught within Physical Education at Holte;







Outdoor adventurous activities



Table Tennis







Holte School has extensive PE facilities. There is a four badminton court sports hall consisting of indoor cricket nets and full sized basketball court, small sports hall, large hall, astro-turf and MUGA consisting of 4 netball courts. There is a 100 metre track with long jump facilities and 2 outdoor cricket nets.


Holte School compete in a wide range of sports both in local and national leagues including;






Cricket (both indoor and outdoor)




Table Tennis



All pupils are to wear the Holte School PE kit. Pupils can either wear the Holte School Polo, or Long Sleeve Holte Rugby shirt with either Holte School tracksuit bottoms or shorts. If pupils choose to wear the shorts then they must also wear blue football socks.

Pupils can choose to purchase either the Holte School fleece, or Holte School jumper to wear as an additional layer. 

Pupils need to have suitable trainers to take part in physical activity.


Miss Hamilton – Head of Department

Mr James – 2nd in Department

Miss Hunt – PE Teacher

Miss Aktar – PE Teacher

Miss Hamilton – PE Teacher

Mr Higby – PE Teacher

Mr Griffith – PE Teacher

Mr Walters – PE Teacher

Mr Reid – PE Teacher

Mr Knight – PE Teacher

Physical Education Examination Courses Key Stage 4

OCR Level 1 / 2 Cambridge National Certificate in Sport Studies

Cambridge Nationals in Sport offer students the solid foundation required for further study or progression into industry. Students will develop a wide range of highly desirable, transferable skills such as communication, problem solving, team working and performing under pressure. Students will complete controlled assessment (75%) and a written exam (25%) to complete the course.

Sport Studies Unit

Qualification Title


Contemporary issues in sport

Written Paper 1 hour – 60 marks

Developing sports skills

Controlled assessment


Sports leadership

Controlled assessment

Developing knowledge and skills in outdoor activities

Controlled assessment

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OCR GCSE Physical Education  

The GCSE (9-1) curriculum in Physical Education aims to equip pupils with the knowledge, understanding, skills and values to develop and maintain their performance in physical activities as well as understand the benefits to health, fitness and well-being.

This course has 60% of the overall mark allocation awarded to written examinations with 40% of the course awarded to practical sports and a controlled assessment.

Content Overview

Assessment Overview

Applied anatomy and physiology,

physical training

Physical factors affecting

performance (01)

60 marks

1 hour written paper

30 % of total GCSE

Socio-cultural influences, sports

psychology, health, fitness and


Socio-cultural issues and

sports psychology (02)

60 marks

1 hour written paper

30 % of total GCSE

Practical activity assessment.

Analysing and evaluating performance (AEP)

Performance in Physical

Education (03)

80 marks

AEP – non exam assessment

40 % of total GCSE

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Physical Education Examination Courses Key Stage 5

Cambridge Technical in Sport and Physical Activity Level 3 (Sports Coaching) (Year 12 & 13)

This course will provide pupils the opportunity to pursue their interest in Sport. The course is a broad basis of study for the sport sector. This qualification is designed to support progression to higher education in Sport. The course is split into Units that are both mandatory and optional. The details of how each of these units are assessed are shown in the table below:

The external units are 3 exam units, the details of the learner aims and the external assessment criteria can be found in the link below.

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Homework will always link directly to the work in lessons to help students progress. A variety of tasks will be set that include; taking part in extra-curricular activities to further their practical abilities, extension and completion of class activities, preparation for upcoming class activities, exam revision and keeping up to date with sport in the media. 

Additional Reading

Within Physical Education we encourage pupils to watch as much sport as possible, to broaden their curriculum knowledge of a wide range of sports which is particularly helpful within examination courses.

Additional reading material is available in the department, on MyOn and in the Holte school library. Students will be directed to additional reading material as required, but below are some websites which are a good place to start;

BBC Bitesize (KS4)


BBC Bitesize (KS3)


GCSE pod


BBC sport





Careers in sport can vary from working with community sport, professional sport, health sector, sport administration, sport psychology, teaching, working for sport companies, science, coaching, fitness and media and marketing.


Reading List


We are committed to promoting our school values of ‘Collaboration, Aspiration, Respect, Equality and Responsibility’ to pupils at every opportunity.

We take every opportunity to ensure that our school’s Safeguarding Policy is adhered to in full at all times.

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