PE Department

Welcome to PE

Physical Education at Outwood Academy Foxhills is delivered over two hours for Year 7,8 & 9 and one hour for Year 10 & 11 for core lessons per week. Within these times students will develop their own skill set within a wide variety of invasion, net / wall, striking and fielding games in addition to gymnastic and athletic events. The aim is for students to gain a lifelong interest and participation in sport through their positive experiences at school.



Key Stage 3

The PE course at Key Stage 3 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the Cambridge National Diploma in Sport Studies course in Key Stage 4. Throughout Year 7 students experience a wide variety of both team and individual sports. In addition to learning the key skills and the tactics and strategies to outwit their opponents, students also gain an understanding of team work through their collaborative learning groups. These experiences become more refined throughout Year 8 focusing on awareness of self and others in performance in addition to leading and officiating game play and competition.


If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: Mr Robinson

Key Stage 4

Cambridge National Diploma in Sport Studies

Contemporary Issues in Sport: Focuses on the different participants in sport and identifies the barriers into participation that they may experience. In addition, students learn about the Olympic values, drugs in sport, the role of national governing bodies and the benefits and drawbacks of hosting major sporting events. This unit is assessed by an exam.

Developing Sport Skills: Students are assessed in their ability to perform in both team and individual sports in addition to officiating and evaluating their own performances. This unit is assessed by assignments.

Developing Sports Leadership Skills: Within this unit students are assessed via a practical performance on their ability to plan, prepare and deliver a sporting activity.

The Media in Sport: Through completing written assignments students demonstrate their understanding of the different forms of media and their influence both positively and negatively on the growth and exposure of sport.

National Diploma in Sport Studies is assessed in the following way:


If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Mr N Robinson

Enrichment Opportunities for PE

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