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Physical Education

Intent KS3

We aim to provide an engaging and challenging curriculum that allows students to achieve across five areas; Cognitive (thinking/creative), Physical, Healthy, Social and Affective (personal). This is beginning with Y7. We aim to offer excellent opportunities to develop a healthy life-long love of physical activity and to develop a first class teaching and learning environment where students enjoy working hard together to achieve success.  We want all students to feel they belong as part of a team, believe in their healthy potential and become as physically, socially and emotionally well as they can be.  We will aim to do this by developing the attitudes, skills and knowledge required to be a leader and provide memorable experiences throughout a student’s journey within Physical Education.  Some examples below of how these can be achieved in PE;


Personalised opportunities to improve fitness and learning how to stay fit today and for the rest of their life.


Opportunities to develop independence, resilience, self-esteem and a growth mindset. Support and guidance on how to reduced stress and anxiety disorders along with improved body confidence.


Feeling part of a team, feeling valued, finding and developing leadership skills, learning to be assertive and communicate effectively. Helping students feel connected and positive about their life chances. They will get opportunities for this by helping out and running extracurricular clubs, taking charge of a team, assisting primary school students at events and helping with school fixtures.

In Key Stage 3 there will be emphasis placed on elements assessed in Key Stage 4 (CNAT Sports Science).  These are fitness components, methods of training, fitness testing, body systems and sports injuries.

Intent Sports Science

To complete the course gaining valuable knowledge and understanding to enable them move onto study a sports related course at Level 3.  To give them the confidence to research and put together assignment documents and present them in a variety of methods. To offer learners the opportunity to study key areas of sport science including anatomy and physiology linked to fitness, health, injury and performance; the science of training and application of training principles, all of which may help them in the work place or in their next educational course.


In Key Stage 3 students participate in a range of different sporting activities twice a week. These activities change every 4 weeks and then they are assessed. The PE programme incorporates a variety of sports to ensure all students develop the confidence, tolerance and the appreciation of their own and others’ strengths and weaknesses. We provide opportunities for all students to engage in extra-curricular activities and sporting fixtures during and after school. This is an inclusive approach which aims to encourage physical development and well-being.

In Key Stage 4 students take part in physical activity once a week. The blocks of work change every term.  They get more of a choice in Key Stage 4 to choose the types of activity they take part in depending on their interests and strengths. More of an emphasis is placed on tactical awareness, coaching, officiating and leadership. There is sometimes opportunity to use local facilities in Horncastle (gym, swimming, squash), depending on the timetable.

Implementation Sports Science

Students are encouraged and guided to complete work at and above their flightpath/target grade.

They complete written work in a classroom along with homework tasks linked to specific Learning Outcomes (LO’s) for each unit.  They then use their class notes and homework tasks to complete their controlled assessments.  The students work is assessed against their targets and they are given feedback and then one further opportunity to improve. This allows staff to monitor how students are progressing with each LO. Students are able to track where they are at each assessment point knowing what they need for the next LO.

Impact KS3

Many sports teams at Banovallum enjoy sporting success across different leagues and competitions, both locally and regionally.   This is particularly pleasing considering our context and the variety/level of school we compete against.  A number of interhouse competitions are held over the course of the year, these are well represented by all year groups and the standard of competition is pleasing. We have good links with local sports clubs in which students are able to access to further develop their interests, competition and enjoyment. Many students go on to choose sports science in KS4, this results in healthy class sizes for the Sports Science course.

Impact Sports Science

Results have been consistently above national average for the past 2 years.  Students are able to reach their target grades and in some cases surpass these.  Students results on the written element of the course (RO41) have shown improvements in 8 mark questions.