Physical Education

Physical Education is an important part of the school curriculum and is compulsory for all years. The department is a highly experienced and successful in teaching curriculum PE, examination courses and school teams. This has resulted in the school having excellent GCSE and AS PE results and school teams being National Champions in several sports.

Key Stage Three

Our Key Stage 3 syllabus follows the National Curriculum criteria and is designed to allow students to develop a variety of different skills and techniques. Students also work on developing and improving their communication, organisational and leadership skills. Students have two one hour lessons per week and rotate around eight activities throughout the year; Athletics, Dance, Gymnastics, Hockey, Netball, Rounders, Swimming & Tennis.

Key Stage Four

Our Key Stage 4 syllabus introduces new activities and students are given some choice over the activities they take part in. Students have two one hour lessons per week. Leadership, communication and organisational skills are further developed alongside students learning to officiate and teach small groups of peers. In Year 10, students can opt to take GCSE PE.

Year 10 activities: Athletics, Aerobics, Basketball, Dance, Gymnastics, Health Related Fitness, Outdoor games, Rounders, Swimming & Tennis.

Year 11 activities: Aerobics, Basketball, CCHS Sports LeaderAwards, CCHS Lifesaving Award, Cricket, Dance, Lacrosse, Rounders, Table Tennis, Tag Rugby, Tennis & Trampolining.

Key Stage Five

Physical Education is compulsory at Key Stage 5. Students have a two hour lesson every fortnight and have a large variety of activities to choose from. Activities are taught in and out of school by PE staff and outside coaches.

Year 12 & 13 activities: Aerobics, Badminton, Ballroom Dancing, Basketball, Boxercise, Cricket, Dance, Fencing, Fitness, Golf, Ice-skating, Rounders, Self-Defence, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Yoga and Zumba.


In the summer term of Year 9 students are given the opportunity to take a full GCSE examination in Physical Education if they wish. The course takes place between the last half of the summer term in Year 9 to the first half of the summer term in Year 10 i.e. one year.

Extra-Curricular Activities

Extra-Curricular activities are extremely important to the students, staff and school.