PE Curriculum Intent



At Benfield we have an approach to PE & School Sport which aims to help children develop physically, emotionally and socially, ensuring this is inclusive for ALL. It places the individual learners at the heart of practice with the ultimate goal of our students feeling valued, included, challenged and supported in their learning. We ensure that our students have the opportunity to discover and develop their physical potential by providing a broad range of activities.


Here at Benfield we focus on encouraging students to enjoy PE & School Sport, have fun, be active for a sustained period of time and lead healthy, active lives. We deliver a broad and balanced curriculum ensuring this is stimulating and innovative to ensure students become lifelong participants as well as develop character and confidence through our ME in PE approach.


We are further committed to recognising the importance of PE & School Sport beyond the curriculum. We believe that providing opportunities for students to participate in extra-curricular activities and competitive sport creates an environment to embed key whole school values such as Leadership, Organisation, Resilience, Independence and Communication, all of which are fully aligned to the National Curriculum.

You will follow a two year course which will culminate in you achieving a GCSE in Physical Education. Students will have three further lessons of Physical Education in addition to the Core PE lesson. In this course you will have to excel in three sporting activities (30%) and complete a Personal Exercise Programme (10%). This is where you will assess your own fitness levels and devise a training programme using the knowledge that you have been taught.. You will then have two theory

examinations at the end of the course which are worth 60% of your final mark. You should understand that in this course there are elements of theory work and that this is not solely practical.


Curriculum Leader - Mrs S Murray
Teacher - Miss C Hall
Teacher - Mr L Lawson
Teacher - Mr K McGowan
Teacher -  Ms V Tanner