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KS4 Core PE

The aim of the PE curriculum at Ashton Park:

Being physically active leads to good physical health and mental well-being. The Ashton Park PE curriculum will develop healthy, curious and active sportspeople by providing opportunities to educate minds, develop healthy bodies and promote positive attitudes towards lifetime physical activity, fitness and sports performance.

Our curriculum at KS4 aims to nurture the knowledge, confidence and understanding to encourage life-long participation in physical activity. Students will develop the four key characteristics of healthycurious and active sportspeople:


Knowledgeable Actively engaged Independent Confident
  • Students will know about health and their bodies and how each type of physical activity benefits them
  • Students will know the different types of activity, the rules of each and how to apply tactics
  • Participation in different roles such as coach, official, manager, leader
  • Students will be focussed and actively listening
  • Physically active in the tasks
  • Answering questions, asking questions and having discussions with partners about the task
  • Everyone should enjoy their learning through fun activities
  • Motivated students who are reflective of their own performance and resilient to try again
  • Students who use their initiative to set up and get started on the task
  • Students who take on leadership roles
  • No fear of mistakes. Pupils do get physically involved and keep trying
  • Leaders in the lessons
  • Students can take on other roles in lessons and provide support to their peers.



Our sportspeople are given the opportunity to follow a pathway that suits their sporting personality and interests, to encourage and motivate full engagement in physical activity. Students choose this pathway at the end of Year 9 ready for the start of Year 10. The three pathways we offer are: 


Type of activity

Games activities   

such as rugby, football, handball, softball. 

The 'Combo' pathway

may have some invasion games, but also racket sports and other non-team or non-traditional 'Games' activities

Aesthetics pathway 

including dance, yoga, trampolining, fitness, with maybe some table tennis or badminton


The structure of the PE curriculum at Ashton Park:

The activities give our students the widest experience of sports and all help them develop as healthy, curious and active sportspeople.

KS4 PE lessons are structured around four key areas that allow our students to become knowledgeable, actively engaged, independent and confident:

  • The Health Zone - where we teach students about the health related theme relevant for that sport/activity and year group
  • The Skills Zone - where we teach the skills relevant for that sport/activity and year group
  • The Games Zone - where we teach students about co-operative and competitive situations / scenarios / tactics / performance
  • Leadership - Sportspeople follow the Sport Education model in some sports throughout the year, that lets the learners become the leaders. They are guided by teachers, but effectively groups nominate each team member to have an area of responsibility and they set up their own warm up, skills practice, and spend a series of lessons playing games in a round robin competition format, where they become responsible for officiating too.