Year 7 & 8 – PE Curriculum​

The mission of Alsager School PE department is to foster a lifelong love for physical activity by improving knowledge, developing healthy bodies and promoting a level of physical literacy which allows students to improve performance over time.  

In key stage 3 all learners take part in a range of activities including team and individual games, swimming, gymnastics, outdoor and adventurous activities and dance. Fitness and how to maintain active, healthy lifestyles is taught throughout all units. 

Over the course of their studies students will build knowledge based around the following key themes; 

  • Attack 
  • Defense 
  • Formations 
  • Playing areas 
  • Rules and regulations 
  • Tactics 
  • Efficiency 
  • Safety 
  • Components of fitness relative to performance 

Students will have opportunities to develop their knowledge of these areas through practical lessons. Lessons will have a skill focus, relevant to the activity and to enable improved performance over time. 

PE has an integral role in developing life skills and personal development, as such, some core skills will overlap the units of work. We expect that by the end of key stage 3 all students can; 

  • Work effectively as part of a team. 
  • Understand the importance of physical activity in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. 
  • Understand the importance of sport in society. 
  • Demonstrate resilience by acting on feedback and being determined to improve. 
  • Follow rules and demonstrate the SPIRIT values at all times. 

  • Be able to swim well enough to preserve life in an emergency situation. 
  • Use their knowledge from other subjects to, for example, measure and time accurately, discuss trajectory, momentum, gravity and the importance of being aerodynamic/streamlined. 


Students are given a projected grade in line with school policy. This is a purely practical grade, based on the GCSE criteria and is an average of their performance in all activities. 

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