Department Aims

PE at Parklands aims to encourage all pupils to actively engage in lifelong physical activity. This is not only as a participant but in roles such as leader, coach and official. We offer a wide and varied curriculum that will encourage participation and inspire our pupils to lead a healthy active lifestyle. Through the activities we teach pupils how to be healthy and what it means to be healthy. 

Programmes of Study

The GCSE PE syllabus we deliver as an option to year 11 is with the Edexcel examination board. The year 9 and 10 students who have opted for GCSE PE are with the OCR examination board. The GCSE PE course has proven to be a very popular option with around 50 pupils per year group. GCSE results for 2016 were 80% A-C grades. All pupils take part in Core PE as part of their school curriculum. Students in years 7 to 9 receive two hours of PE per week and students in years 10 and 11 receive one hour. We have a broad practical curriculum in which students participate in a range of team and individual sports. Students usually study two different sports per half term. You can access our core PE curriculum here


We expect every pupil to be in full kit even if excused through injury. All pupils will be expected to take part in lesson in some capacity, whether it is as a participant, coach, leader or official. Pupils forgetting kit twice in a term will receive an after school detention, subsequent no kits will be dealt with by the Curriculum Leader. All pupils will adhere to school behaviour policies during PE.

Marking and Assessment

Please access the link to our current Assessment Policy.

Exams taken

GCSE PE for current year 11 pupils is examined at the end of the two year course with 60% of final mark taken from their practical ability and 40% from theory. 

Pupils in year 9 and 10 who have opted to take GCSE PE will be examined at the end of the three year course with 60% of their final mark taken from two theory exams and 40% from their practical ability.

Staff list

Mr M Salisbury - Curriculum Leader for Physical Education

Mr S Rimmer - Assistant Curriculum Leader for Physical Education

Miss N Greaves - Teacher of Physical Education

Miss G Marr - Teacher of Physical Education and Curriculum Leader for Dance

Mr G Metcalf - Teacher of Physical Education

Mrs L Robinson - Teacher of Physical Education and Dance

Mrs C Sorbie - Teacher of Physical Education

Extra-curricular activities

PE extra-curricular activities timetable

How parents can support their children

Parents/carers are continually contacted regarding fixtures and extra-curricular opportunities that occur in PE. Key stage 3 pupils' attainment is tracked as in other subject and if we feel there isn’t sufficient progress being made then a letter/email is sent home to express our concerns. This also applies if pupils are exceeding their targets.