Welcome to Physical Education

Meet the Team

Miss Lorna Connor – Head of PE and Associate Assistant Principal.
Mr Paul Large – Teacher of PE and Associate Assistant Principal.

About Us

Welcome to the Physical Education Department, we pride ourselves on an ethos of providing opportunities for all students to access Physical Education and Sport. This is reflected in our, inclusive, Key Stage 3 and 4 core programme and the BTEC Sports course offered to pupils in years 9-11.

The department also offers extra- curricular opportunities for our students to develop their practical ability, have fun or develop their theoretical knowledge of Physical Education through support classes. Students have the opportunity to represent the Academy in football, cross country and at the Stockton Youth Games, for volleyball, cycling, dodgeball and futsal.

Key Stage 3

Students in Key Stage 3 receive two lessons of Physical Education each week, we offer students a broad and balanced curriculum aimed at enhancing students ability to underpin the skills and qualities of the P.E. National Curriculum. We aim to encourage an enthusiastic and positive approach towards sports and physical activities to help students lead active, healthy lifestyles. Through individual and team sports we look to develop students’ practical ability, appreciation of tactics and strategy, as well as including activities to promote health, fitness and well-being.

The P.E. course at Key Stage 3 in both years 7 and 8, provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Sport course in Key Stage 4.


If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact:
Miss. L. Connor – l.connor@bishopsgarth.outwood.com

Key Stage 4

Students in Key Stage 4 have two lessons a week of Physical Education in year 9 and one lesson each week for years 10 and 11. We aim to motivate and inspire students to take responsibility for their own well-being and encourage them to adopt a healthy, active lifestyle.

At Key Stage 4 as well as continuing to take part in a balanced and broad curriculum students have the option to study a BTEC Sport First Award Certificate qualification (1 GCSE equivalent). Activities covered link directly to the Practical Sport Unit for this qualification.


Edexcel BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Sport.

Key Stage 4 – Year 9 BTEC PE consists of three lessons a week of PE including both theory and practical. This course runs over two years.

Year 10 BTEC PE consists of five lessons a week of PE including both theory and practical sessions. This is currently a one year course.

Pupils in Year 11 are currently completing a two year course.

The BTEC course consists of two compulsory units and two optional units -

Compulsory Units

  • Unit 1 – Fitness for Sport and Exercise (External assessment).
  • Unit 2 – Practical Sports Performance (Internal assessment).

Additional units covered include -

  • Unit 5 – Training for Personal Fitness (Internal assessment).
  • Unit 6 – Leading Sports Activities (Internal assessment).
  • Edexcel BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Sport is assessed in the following way:

If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact:
Miss. L. Connor – l.connor@bishopsgarth.outwood.com

Enrichment Opportunities for Physical Education

Please see the current Academy Enrichment Programme Booklet for details of enrichment opportunities in this subject area.

Kit and Expectations

Purple polo top
Black shorts
Rugby top
Black football socks
Black tracksuit bottoms for winter
Trainers (not canvas fashion pumps as these to do not give enough support or protection)
Football boots for football and rugby
We strongly recommend:

Gum shield – for rugby
Shin pads – for football

Unable to participate – you will still need to bring kit as you will be asked to be an official or coach. We will also need a note from your guardian to explain why you are not able to participate
Forgotten kit – you will be expected to borrow our freshly laundered kit and a detention will be given.
Health and safety – no jewellery or watches allowed, and hair must be tied back (girls and boys!).
Effort – We expect that you always try your best. While there may be future sports stars amongst you, we simply want all of you to be the best that you can and enjoy the opportunities provided.