Corpus Christi Catholic College

Corpus Christi Catholic College

Laborare est orare, to work is to pray



Faculty Leader

Mr S. Collings – Head of Faculty Physical Education

Teaching Staff

Miss E Kelly – Assistant Faculty Leader PE

Mr T Wandless – PE Teacher

Miss A Miles – PE Teacher

Miss J Pollock – PE Teacher & Head of Year 8 & 9


2 Hours per week.

Throughout KS3 our student’s follow a broad and balanced programme of study in Physical Education. With skills and group cohesion at the core of all games based lessons and fitness and healthy well being a the forefront of fitness schemes of work.

Student’s participate in a different area of our curriculum each half term. The disciplines which comprise our year 7 and 8 curriculums are: Rugby League, Football, Athletics, Fitness, Table Tennis, Basketball and Badminton. Additionally, girls will complete a scheme of work in Netball.

Development of core and advanced skills, along with collaborative engagement are the focuses of the aforementioned schemes of work. Furthermore, resilience is challenged wherever possible. Namely through the practice of problem solving.


The Physical Education department offers two examination courses in KS4:

Subject Specification: Edexcel BTEC Sport Level 2. For further information please click here Edexcel BTEC PE

Subject Specification: OCR GCSE (9-1) Physical Education For further information please click here OCR GCSE PE

Each course compromises of both practical and theoretical elements.

The units of study for Pearson BTEC Sport Level 2 are:

  • Unit 1, Fitness for Sport and Exercise (Exam)
  • Unit 2, Practical Sports Performance (Practical element/coursework)
  • Unit 3, The Mind and Sports Performance (Coursework)
  • Unit 5, Training for Personal Fitness (Coursework)

BTEC Level 2

The BTEC Level 2 in sport provides learners with a vocational introduction to the sports, exercise and science field of study.

A two year programme that will:

  • Encourage personal development through practical participation and performance in a range of sports and exercise activities
  • Give learners a wider understanding and appreciation of health-related fitness, sports and exercise through a selection of optional specialist units
  • Encourage learners to develop their people, communication, planning and team-working skills by providing coaching and leadership opportunities.
  • Give students the opportunity to progress to other vocational qualifications, such as the Pearson BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Sport or Sport and Exercise Sciences, or on to GCE AS or A level, and, in due course, to enter employment in the sport and active leisure sector
  • Give learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.



Students will be practically assessed in three chosen sports. One sport must be an individual sport i.e. Athletics, Badminton, Table Tennis. Another must be a team sport i.e. Rugby, Football, Cricket. Their final sport is to be an additional individual or team sport.  The extensive list of sports in which students can be assessed can be found on the link below.

Assessment Guide 

Exam 1 – ‘Factors affecting Physical Performance’ is a one-hour exam. The following topics are taught towards this exam:

  • The Structure and Function of the Skeletal System
  • The Structure and Function of the Muscular System
  • Movement Analysis
  • The Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
  • The Effects of Exercise on the Bodies Systems
  • The Components of Fitness & Fitness Testing
  • The Principles of Training
  • Preventing Injury in Physical Activity and Training

Exam 2 – ‘Socio-cultural Issues and Sports Psychology’ is a one-hour exam. The following topics are taught towards this exam:

  • Engagement Patterns of Different Social Groups in Physical Activity and Sport
  • Commercialisation of Physical Activity and Sport
  • Ethical and Socio-Cultural Issues in Physical Activity and Sport
  • Sports Psychology
  • Health, Fitness and Well-being

A synoptic coursework assignment requires students to accurately apply their knowledge of content from both exam one and exam two to thoroughly analyse and evaluate their own performance in their primary sport.

Extra Curricular Activities

  • Outdoor and adventurous pursuits are available to year 7 students as part of the Kingswood residential.
  • Nationally recognised ‘Sports Leaders’ on offer to students.
  • Weekly sports clubs for: Football, Netball, Athletics, Rugby, Badminton and Table Tennis. Furthermore, competitive fixtures played locally, regionally and nationally in all of the aforementioned sports.
  • Specialist coaching provided by partner organisations: Leeds Tigers Basketball; Leeds Rhinos Foundation and Leeds United Foundation.

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