Rowhill School


KS3 students will have four 60 minute lessons per week on their timetable. Three of these  lessons will be practical and one will be theory. The new introduction of a theory lesson will better support students for their transition into GCSE PE.  Students will be offered the opportunity to learn more about sports that we can not offer at Rowhill, due to the cohort size and Health & Safety.

KS4 students will also have two 60 minute lessons per week, one being practical and one being theory. During their practical lessons there will be four main assessment points throughout the year each worth 15 marks totalling 60 for each unit. They will be assessed on:

  • Their ability to use skills, techniques and tactics/strategies/compositional ideas as an individual performer in a sporting activity.
  • Their ability to use skills, techniques and tactics/strategies/compositional ideas as a team performer in a sporting activity.
  • their ability to officiate a sporting activity
  • Their ability to apply practice methods to support improvement in a sporting activity.

Students during their theory lessons will spend the time preparing for their 1 hour exam worth 60 marks on contemporary issues in sport.

Successful completion of this course will lead to a grade equivalent to one GCSE.



Level 1P



Level 1M



Level 1 D



Level 2 P



Level 2 M



Level 2D



Level 2 D*

Students can then progress onto colleague or into sport related jobs such as a gym instructor, PE teacher, physiotherapist and many more.


KS3 (year 7, 8 and 9)

At KS3 pupils will follow the national curriculum program of study which aims to ensure that all pupils: 

  • Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • Are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • Engage in competitive sports and activities
  • Lead healthy, active lives.

Pupils will build on and embed the physical development and skills learned in key stages 1 and 2, become more competent, confident and expert in their techniques, and apply them across different sports and physical activities. They should understand what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work. They will develop the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life, and understand and apply the long-term health benefits of physical activity.

Pupils will be taught to:

  • Use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, and table tennis.
  • Develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports [for example, indoor athletics.
  • Take part in outdoor and adventurous activities which present intellectual and physical challenges and be encouraged to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group
  • Analyse their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best
  • Take part in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs.


KS4 (Year 10 and 11)

At KS4 students will be enrolled on the OCR Level 1/2 award in sport studies which consists of two mandatory units. The Cambridge National in Sport Studies enables students to develop and apply knowledge of sports-related activities, with a particular focus on officiating. They explore contemporary issues in sport, different ways of being involved in the sports industry, and the impact of sport on wider society. Students will be assessed through their performance in practical lessons as well as a 1 hour written exam in the summer term. 60% will be assessed as practical and 40% as theory.