Physical Education

Physical Education 2017

The Department offers a broad, balanced, progressive and relevant curriculum. The department aims to foster a love of sport as well as promoting healthy lifestyles and the importance of teamwork.

Here at QEHS we are fortunate in having plenty of outside space and this is put to excellent use, including an athletics track, netball courts, tennis courts, rugby, cricket and football pitches.

We also have a good sized gym. We enjoy sporting success and frequently reach the finals in competitions … and enjoy the triumph of being the winning team!

What we teach in PE

Sporting activities covered are as follows:

  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross Country
  • Dance
  • Fitness
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Problem Solving
  • Badminton
  • Table Tennis


As the list shows, we offer a wide range of sports as part of our curriculum, but all of these can be pursued through extra-curricular activities as well

Key Stage 3

All students are required to follow courses in Games. In addition, students must be taught Athletics, Gymnastics, Outdoor Education and/or Dance. The Key Stage 3 curriculum at QE offers plenty of opportunity for students to access a wide range of physical activities, over and above what is required by the National Curriculum.

The Physical Education programme in Key Stage 3 sets out to develop physical, moral and cognitive skills through a range of activities. The emphasis during the first three years at QE is placed firmly on the physical development of the student, encouraging physical skills in a variety of forms.

An important component of the curriculum is the emphasis of the health and fitness education that the students receive, the attention to teamwork, leadership, idea of fair play and the spirit of competition.

Key Stage 4

All students receive their entitlement of 2 hours of good quality PE at Key Stage 4. However, in addition to this, students can opt to study GCSE PE (full course) or an NCFE Level 2 in Health and Fitness.


Students will develop their understanding of sport and gain in depth knowledge about how the body performs and develops movements. This will include learning about the heart, lungs and muscles as well as learning about healthy active lifestyles. Students will sit an exam at the end of year 11 which is worth 60% of their overall grade.

Students will also have the opportunity to develop their skills in a number of sports. They will then choose 3 sports which they will be externally examined in. The examination includes a performance in the sports and a personal exercise programme. This will count for 40% of their final grade.

NCFE Level 2

Students will complete 3 internally assessed units in Principles of Health and Fitness, Healthy Lifestyles and Developing a Personal Health and Fitness Programme. They will also complete an external exam in Preparing and Planning of Health and Fitness. This is a great option for those students who have an interest in sport but cannot offer 3 sports to a high standard.

Extracurricular Opportunities


QE Physical Education department prides itself on offering the opportunity for all its students to participate in extra-curricular activities. We encourage all students to participate in activities outside of their PE lessons, whether at a competitive or purely recreational level. Please see our extracurricular timetable for more information.


In recent years the PE Department has hosted a number of trips in both the UK and abroad, including a skiing trip to Saalvach, Austria and a water sports trip to France.

Outside Links

The PE department has developed a number of excellent outside links, including strong links with local sports clubs such as Bromyard Cricket Club and Bromyard Rugby Club.

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