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Ss John Fisher and Thomas More
Roman Catholic High School

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Staff  Designation
Mr S Atkin Faculty Leader (PE and Creative Arts)
Mrs D Hornby Subject Leader
Mr N Flynn Pupil Progress Leader - Year 11
Mr D Scott Teacher of PE
Mrs C Godfrey PE Teaching Assistant

Physical Education

At Fisher More, the PE department aim to inspire children to always do their best, to set their goals high, to explore new capabilities and to grow in confidence.

‘Sport for All’ is what we strive to achieve at Fisher More. We provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness, whilst embedding values such as fairness and respect.

Lessons are in line with the National Curriculum for Physical Education. Our programmes of study aim to ensure that all pupils: 


  • Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • Are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • Engage in competitive sports and activities
  • Lead healthy, active lives

Extra-curricular sporting activities are a huge part of life at Fisher More.  All students are encouraged to further develop their skills or try out new sports. Extra-curricular activities are for everyone, regardless of skill level. The well-equipped department consists of a state of the art 3G football pitch, four badminton court Sports Hall, climbing wall, trampolines, and a fitness suite. These facilities and an extensive extra-curricular programme enable our students to forge links with many community clubs.

Year 7

Students are taught in mixed ability groups throughout Year 7 and have two 50 minute long PE lessons a week. During the autumn term all classes experience taster sessions in a variety of sports.  All students also participate in a variety of fitness tests throughout the first term.  During spring and summer terms classes study two different sports a week for approximately six weeks each.

Years 8 and 9

Students build upon the skills learnt in Year 7 whilst also being introduced to new sports.  During Years 8 and 9 students are grouped according to ability for some lessons, however movement between groups often takes place depending upon the sport being taught.

Years 10 and 11

Students choosing to study PE as an option will have 5 50 minute lessons every week. Students not selecting PE as an option subject will study core PE for one period each week. Please see below and the Key Stage 4 Programme of Study for further information:


This two year course will be part of the Option Programme and is in addition to the compulsory Physical Education lesson.

The  course, is 60% theory, 30% practical and 10 % coursework (controlled assessment).

The final grade covering the full range of levels 9-1, includes two written papers.

Examples of topics included in the course are anatomy and physiology, principles of training, health and fitness, diet plus issues such as Drugs in Sport, the leisure industry, sports psychology, media, sponsorship and technology. It is an enjoyable, rewarding subject to study for those students who have already displayed enthusiasm, commitment and a willingness to participate in a variety of activities.

Students who have studied the subject previously have found it an asset when going on to various ‘A’ level courses plus being advantageous for entry to the leisure industry, the armed forces, the police force and a variety of other areas.

BTEC First Award in Sport

This course is also offered to pupils in Key Stage 4. Much of the content is similar to GCSE PE, however, students are assessed throughout the course by submitting various assignments and completing an on-line exam.

Key Stage 3 Programme of Study

Key Stage 4 Programme of Study


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