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 results and school teams being National Champions in several sports.

Key Stage Three

Our Key Stage 3 syllabus 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. Year 7&8, students have four one hour lessons per fortnight and rotate around seven activities throughout the year; Athletics, Dance, Gymnastics, Hockey, Netball, Swimming & Rounders or Tennis. In Year 9, Handball, Tag-Rugby, Lacrosse & Football are introduced alongside Netball & Hockey plus continuing on with the activities from Year 7&8.

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 three one hour lessons over a fortnight. Leadership, communication and organisational skills are further developed alongside students learning to officiate and teach small groups of peers.

Year 10 & 11 Core PE activities: Athletics, Aerobics, Boxercise, Basketball, Cricket, Dance, Gymnastics, Handball, Health Related Fitness, Hockey, Lacrosse, Netball, Rounders, Table Tennis, Tag-Rugby, Tennis, Trampolining, Water-Polo, Zumba plus the CCHS Sports Leaders Award and the CCHS Lifesaving Award.

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 instructors.

Year 12 & 13 activities: Aerobics, Badminton, Basketball, Boxercise, Dance, Fitness, Golf, Ice-skating, Outdoor Games, Rounders, Self-Defence, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Trampolining, Yoga and Zumba.


In Year 10, students have the option to choose GCSE PE instead of core PE. This is an extra GCSE and not part of the main school GCSE Option scheme. The students will take the Full GCSE PE course during their core PE lessons during KS4 culminating in their final exam at the end of Year 11.

Extra-Curricular Activities

Extra-Curricular activities are extremely important to the students, staff and school. We take part in local, county and National competitions with lots of success. The main activities are Athletics, Netball, Swimming, Badminton, Cricket, Table Tennis, Tennis, Football, Cross Country & Rounders. We have recently employed a Hockey coach to run our teams so we are looking forward to them competing in a variety of competitions.