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PE at St James's

Physical Education is one of the major pillars of the school curriculum. The importance that students know how to lead an active, healthy lifestyle is a vital life skill. Within PE lessons students will understand and be able to implement different methods in order to lead a healthy active lifestyle. Students will develop a number of fundamental life skills including enhancing; confidence, resilience, communication skills, leadership, teamwork, mental toughness, dealing with failure and how to succeed amongst others.


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PE Learning Journey

Assessment Grids

KS3 Athletics Assessment Grid 
KS3 Badminton Assessment Grid 
KS3 Basketball Assessment Grid 
KS3 Cricket Assessment Grid 
KS3 Dance Assessment Grid 
KS3 Football Assessment Grid 
KS3 Gymnastics Assessment Grid
KS3 Handball Assessment Grid
KS3 Hockey Assessment Grid
KS3 Netball Assessment Grid
KS3 Orienteering Assessment Grid
KS3 Rounders Assessment Grid
KS3 Rugby Assessment Grid
KS3 Table Tennis Assessment Grid
KS3 Trampolining Assessment Grid
KS3 Volleyball assessment Grid

Key Stage 3

St James’s Church of England High School is committed to raising standards of achievement across all areas of activity and for all students across the ability range through the promotion of Physical Education, Sport and Healthy Lifestyles. Our curriculum is purposefully designed to allow pupils to have ‘Fun and Active engagement’ whilst covering a broad and balanced PE curriculum in Years 7-9 from the ranges of content:

  • Outwitting opponents, as in games activities
  • Accurate replication of actions, phrases and sequences, as in gymnastic activities
  • Exploring and communicating ideas, concepts and emotions, as in dance activities
  • Performing at maximum levels in relation to speed, height, distance, strength or accuracy, as in athletic activities
  • Identifying and solving problems to overcome challenges of an adventurous nature, as in life saving and personal survival in swimming and outdoor activities (OAA)
  • Exercising safely and effectively to improve health and wellbeing, as in fitness and health activities.

    Year 7 Induction Programme
    Year 7 Programme of Study
    Year 8 Programme of Study
    Year 9 Programme of Study 

Key Stage 4

Key Stage 4 updated below

In Years 10-11 students will opt to follow either a Maximum Performers or Healthy Lifestyles pathway. The Maximum Performers pathway is designed for those students who enjoy the traditional sports from KS3 and like the element of competition (including all of our GCSE PE students). The healthy lifestyles pathway is designed to help students to understand who to remain physically active during their school years and after they leave and will include activities they may consider taking part in outside of school. This pathway has less of an emphasis on competition and more on being active.

Year 10 Programme of Study
Year 11 Programme of Study

Cambridge Nationals Course 

Cambridge Nationals Course - Year 10


GCSE PE Option Information

BTEC for Sport, Activity and Fitness

BTEC Sport, Activity and Fitness Option Information 

BTEC for Dance

BTEC Dance Option Information

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