Miss A. WadePE and Dance TeacherHead of PE
Mrs L. WoodPE TeacherAssistant Head
Mr B. RentonPE Teacher 
Mr G. LumsdenPE Teacher 
Mr A. Graham School Games Organiser 

Key Stage 3

In key stage 3 pupils have two PE lessons a week and follow a broad curriculum, sports include;

Girls: Netball, Basketball, Trampolining, Dance, Athletics, Rounders and Outdoor Adventurous Activities
Boys: Football, Rugby, Basketball, Badminton, Dance, Athletics, Cricket and Outdoor Adventurous Activities

Key Stage 4

In key stage 4 all pupils follow a core PE curriculum. Sports include:

Girls: Netball, Basketball, Badminton, Trampolining, Dance, Athletics, Rounders and Outdoor Adventurous Activities
Boys: Football, Rugby, Basketball, Badminton, Athletics, Cricket and Outdoor Adventurous Activities

In addition students can choose to study GCSE PE as part of their options.

Full Key Stage 3 and 4 curriculum map


Our GCSE in Physical Education equips students with the knowledge, understanding and skills to develop their own performance in sport. They develop their understanding of socio-cultural influences on participation in sport, and the benefits of physical activity to health, fitness and well-being.

Content overview

Component 01: Physical factors affecting performance
Students explore how parts of the human body function during physical activity and the physiological adaptations that can occur due to diet and training. They also develop skills in data analysis, and an understanding of the principles of training, why we train in different ways and how training plans can be made to optimise results.

There are two topics:

  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Physical training.

Component 02: Socio-cultural issues and sports psychology
Students develop their knowledge of the social-cultural and psychological influences on levels of participation in sport, and also how sport impacts on society more broadly. This includes the individual benefits to health, fitness and well-being of participating in physical activity, as well as the influences of commercialisation, sponsorship and the media.

There are three topics:

  • Socio-cultural influences
  • Sports psychology
  • Health, fitness and well-being.

Component 03: Performance in physical education
Students are assessed in performing three practical activities and one performance analysis task. In the practical performance, they demonstrate effective performance, the use of tactics or techniques and the ability to observe the rules and conventions under applied conditions. They are also required to demonstrate their ability to analyse and evaluate their own performance to produce an action plan for improvement.

Full GCSE curriculum map

Extra Curricular Activities

Extra curricular activities run every lunchtime and after school until 4.15pm. Attending extra curricular clubs not only develops the pupils level of skill in sport but provides competitive opportunities and gives pupils a creative outlet, giving them a niche while also developing independence.

Leadership Academy @Worden

The leadership academy was set up nine years ago, giving pupils the opportunity to develop essential leadership skills on the path to becoming young adults. The academy encourages pupils to make a difference, instil change, inspire individuals and improve performance. Pupils at Worden work with local primaries helping at events, run inter-house tournaments and extra curricular clubs throughout the school year. They also have the opportunity to gain qualifications across a variety of sports. 

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