Highworth Warneford offers a high-quality physical education curriculum, which inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. We aim to provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness.

Overall Aims

The national curriculum for physical education aims 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.

Range of Activities


Pupils receive 4 hours of PE over a two week timetable covering a variety of activities

KS3 activity table







Pupils get the opportunity to choose their activity options which they participate in for 1 hour a week.

KS4 activity table





Inter-House matches are held in different sports throughout the year, as well as a KS3 swimming gala and Sports Day in the summer term. Numerous extra-curricular activities and competitive fixtures are offered at lunch times and after school to further improve students’ skill development and promote a healthy active lifestyle.


We offer a number of Physical Education trips including football and netball tours and a ski trip.


Examination PE

The Course

The GCSE course has been designed to:-

  1. Inspire learning.
  2. Contain new and engaging topics.
  3. Be manageable for schools and colleges.
  4. Give an ideal foundation in order to progress to A Level PE or Sports Studies

Programme of study and assessment

Practical performance = 40%                       Written Examinations = 60%

There are two written papers that include a variety of questions including:-

  • Multiple choice questions
  • Short answer questions
  • Extended answer questions

(Each exam is 1 ¼  hours)

Pupils will learn the key theory linked to each of the sports chosen to be assessed in as well as the following topics:-

Exam 1 (30%)
Applied anatomy and physiology
Movement analysis
Physical training
Use of data

Exam 2 (30%)
Sports psychology
Socio-Cultural influences
Health, fitness and well-being
Use of data

Practical component

This will be assessed over three different activities. You will be assessed as a performer ONLY. One activity must be a team game, one must be an individual activity and the third could be either. The list of activities for this new course has been greatly reduced from previous years.

In these activities pupils will be assessed in isolated skills and drills practises as well as in a full game situation.

If pupils are not strong performer in three activities then this is not the course for them.

Controlled Assessment

As part of their practical assessments, pupils have to complete an analysis and evaluation of performance for one of their assessed activities.  We prepare for this in Year 10 and complete the assessment in Year 11.

BTEC Sport Year 11

The BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Sport is a course designed to give learners the opportunity to gain a broad knowledge of health, fitness and leadership.

It is an ideal course for students who do not excel practically, but like the theory behind the practise.

The topics that will be covered are:

  • fitness for sport and exercise (exam)
  • practical sports performance
  • leading sports activities
  • psychology in sport

Pupils will have 5 lessons of BTEC over 2 weeks.


There is an exam in unit 1 (fitness for sport and exercise) which is worth 25% of their overall marks. However students must pass this exam to pass the course (equivalent to a C grade or above). The rest of the assessments are done through coursework tasks.  If they have enough points to gain a level 2 award, the more points they achieve will determine how they are graded – a pass, merit or distinction.

The level 2 award is equivalent to one GCSE grade A*-C.

Kit requirements for activities

Sport clubs list 2017-18