Physical Education

Core Purpose

Our Physical Education specification provides students with the exciting opportunity of gaining an understanding of PE. Stimulating content is at the heart of this engaging qualification, which will encourage students to immerse themselves in the world of sports and PE.

 The combination of the physical performance and academic challenge provides an exciting opportunity for students. They can perform, and then through the academic study learn how to improve their performance through application of the theory.

 This will not only equip students with the practical skills to become well-rounded sports people but will also give them the ability to analyse and evaluate sporting performance theoretically in order to develop an individual’s performance.


British Values Coverage

The Rule of Law

Students will work within rules and regulations when playing sports and will have to adjust to abiding by the rules and laws of a game or sport.

Mutual Respect for and Tolerance of those with Different Faiths and Beliefs

Students will play games and activities with numerous students through their time at the academy and will interact with students from different faiths and beliefs. We insist on mutual respect among students when playing sports.


Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Coverage


Students have an overview of health and fitness.  They understand how to keep themselves healthy through a balanced diet and exercise.  Throughout all units students are given time to assess their own performances and help to improve the performances of others.  Students learn the term ‘etiquette’ and how being part of a team is important.


Students learn rules and regulations which gives them a sense of right and wrong. Through this they learn that they are in charge of their own behaviour and that breaking a rule can have negative effects on individual and team performance.


Yr7-9.   All students have the opportunity to work in pairs, small groups and teams. They learn the importance of PE and sport and how this can have a positive effect on social skills and their social standing. They will understand the importance of working with students away from their normal social groups.


Through GCSE PE, students study participation rates related to gender, age, religion, culture and body shapes. They learn that certain groups take part in sports and that stereotypes still exist in Britain and the rest of the world.  Y7-11 Students participate in various and several sporting events and trips.


CARES Coverage


Show commitment to healthy active lifestyle habits through involvement in PE, sport & physical activity as an integral part of life. Students are engaged, have and show an enjoyment of PE, school sport & physical activity.


Show the resilience, responsibility and self-motivation to improve, achieve own personal best (and excel) through having high aspirations for themselves.


Build character and embed values such as fairness and respect. Have physical fitness to be able to sustain vigorous physical activity.


Students are physically literate and able to perform complex patterns of movement in a broad range of activities with confidence.  Have the emotional wellbeing (to include self-esteem) to succeed in the world of school, training and future employment.


Students are always in correct full Walworth Academy PE kit demonstrating excellent self-management and organisational skills. They think rationally and imaginatively to, generate and evaluate ideas and solve problems. They show creativity and demonstrate initiative. They are able to evaluate, reflect and demonstrate decision-making.


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Last updated September 2018