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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 to embed values such as fairness and respect.


Sarah Gratton
Curriculum Team Leader
Jordan Greaves
Assistant Curriculum Team Leader


You can download a copy of the PE Learning Journey for the Minster school below.


In PE students undertake 2 lessons per week and rotate through sports including activities such as Badminton, Athletics, Dance, Gymnastics, Hockey, Handball, Striking Games, Outdoor Adventurous Activities, Netball and Rugby. 


Core PE (All Students)

Students undertake one lesson of PE per week. Students have an element of choice in order to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills in preferred activities.


In addition to core PE, GCSE PE students undertake two theory lessons and two practical lessons per week.

Board and Specification: OCR GCSE Physical Education (9-1)

Assessment Components

Year 11          

Examination 60%
Practical Assessment  40%

Recommended Study Aids

My Revision Notes OCR GCSE (9-1) PE


Sports Studies

In addition to core PE, Sports Studies students undertake two theory lessons and one practical lesson per week.  Students will develop an appreciation of the importance of sport locally and nationally, different ways of being involved in sport and of how this shapes the sports industry.

Board and Specification: OCR Cambridge National

Assessment Components

Year 10   

Examination  25%
Practical Assessment 25%

Year 11

Sports Leadership 25%
Working in the Sports Industry  25%

Recommended Study Aids

Cambridge National Level 1/2 Sport Studies (Hodder Education)