Physical Education

PE Learning Journey

For a quick overview of the skills and sports covered in each year during PE, including GCSE, you can see our learning journey.

Key Stage 3

  • Key Stage Three will be following a rotation of sports; working within isolated practises and game situations for each activity. They will also be developing their fitness levels, communication skills, and their ability to evaluate personal strengths and weaknesses. The sports are listed on our learning journey above.

GCSE Physical Education

  • We offer GCSE PE (9-1) from Edexcel as our option, but pupils also study PE as part of their core curriculum.

  • The course is split into an exam worth 60% and practical skills worth 40%.

  • All pupils studying core PE will be selecting their own sports and activity pathways, developing both individual and team skills, and personal fitness. .

GCSE Revision Podcasts

You will need your school email account ( and password to be able to login and view the podcasts. If you need this resetting, see Mr Willetts or Mr Wright-Evans.

Year 10 Theory Topics

  • Structure and function of the Musculo-Skeletal Systems

  • Structure and function of the Cardio-Respiratory Systems

  • Aerobic and Anaerobic Exercise

  • Short Term and Long Term Effects of Exercise

  • Lever Systems

  • Planes and Axes of Movement

  • Relationships between Health, Exercise and Fitness

  • Components of Fitness

  • Principles of Training

Year 10 Practical Topics

  • Netball

  • Football

  • Badminton

  • HRF

  • Swimming

Year 11 Theory Topics

  • Optimising Training

  • Personal Exercise Planning- Course Work

  • Physical Social and Emotional Health and Wellbeing

  • Energy, Diet, Nutrition and Hydration

  • Classification of Skills

  • SMART Targets

  • Performance Guidance

  • Social Cultural Factors in Sport

  • Use of Data to support findings

Year 11 Practical Topics

  • Trampolining

  • Athletics

  • Fitness

  • Revision of Year 10 sports

  • Preparation for Moderation in March


If you have any questions regarding the PE Curriculum at The Wordsley School, please contact Mrs S Ketteringham (Curriculum Achievement Lead) on (01384) 816015.