Alderman Peel 

High School

Wells-Next-The-Sea   Norfolk


Faculty Staff and roles

Mr J. Wilding: Director of Learning for PE and Expressive Arts

Mr S. Brett: Teacher of PE and MAGT Co-ordinator

Miss K. Sheedy: Teacher of PE

Mrs K. Hardman: Teacher of PE and Assistant Principal

Mr M. Hardman: Teacher of PE and Deputy Principal  

Miss C. Sperry: PE Instructor (maternity cover)

Mrs C. Long: Swimming Coach

For further information about PE and Sport at Alderman Peel High School visit our PE Twitter account: @APHS_PE

PE Department Vision

To enable all children and young people to be the best that they can become by ensuring that learning and teaching is consistently good to outstanding and the curriculum and extra-curricular provision for all children and young people is broad, balanced, inclusive, innovative, challenging and specifically tailored to groups.

This is achieved by the department firmly believing that there is a ‘sport for all’ and it is part of our job as PE practitioners to help students find ‘their’ sport. At APHS students continue to receive four hours of PE a fortnight and participate in up to eight different activities over the year, ensuring breadth and depth to their learning. The extra-curricular programme is action packed, offering over 25 diverse activities throughout the academic year, from Archery, Trampolining, Martial Arts, Dodgeball, and Swimming, as well as more traditional sports such as Football, Rugby, Netball and Hockey.All clubs are free to join and include some being delivered by expert coaches through the schools developing club links. Every student will have an extra-curricular timetable stuck in their planners so please check them to see what else is available on a termly basis.

As a department we also aim to increase the opportunities available for all children and young people to be involved in leadership, volunteering and other roles within PE. This is supported by students having the opportunity to support organise and officiate Cluster and Partnership competitions by completing units of work in line with a Sports Leader award, developing and preparing them for such responsibilities.


We offer a wide range of different sports and activities within the KS3 curriculum:

Rugby, Football, Netball, Hockey, Table Tennis, Dodgeball, Cross Country, Swimming, Gymnastics, Athletics, Cricket, Rounders.

We focus on both team and individual sports to cater for all needs of the studentsand to well prepare them for the option of GCSE PE assessment sports.Once your child reaches Year 9, they may have the opportunity to start GCSE PE course.


We introduce more alternative and innovative activities at KS4 to engage all and keep all students involved in a range of activities that develops their personal fitness and promotes an active, healthy lifestyle. This includes:

Water Polo, Mixed Martial Arts, Fitness Boot Camp, Sports Leadership, Volleyball, Basketball, Benchball, Softball.


The ‘new’ Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9–1) in Physical Education consists of two externally-examined papers and two non-examined assessment components.

Component 1: Fitness and Body Systems

Written examination: 1 hour and 45 minutes

36% of the qualification / 90 marks

Content overview

        Topic 1: Applied anatomy and physiology

        Topic 2: Movement analysis

        Topic 3: Physical training

        Topic 4: Use of data

Component 2: Health and Performance

Written examination: 1 hour and 15 minutes

24% of the qualification / 70 marks

Content overview

        Topic 1: Health, fitness and well-being

        Topic 2: Sport psychology

        Topic 3: Socio-cultural influences

        Topic 4: Use of data

Component 3: Practical Performance

Non-examined assessment: internally marked and externally moderated

30% of the qualification / 105 marks (35 marks per activity)

Content overview

        Skills during individual and team activities

        General performance skills

Assessment overview

The assessment consists of students completing three physical activities from a set list.

One must be a team activity.

One must be an individual activity.

The final activity can be a free choice.

Students will be assessed against set assessment criteria found on

Practical performance assessment criteria

Component 4: Personal Exercise Programme (PEP)

Non-examined assessment: internally marked and externally moderated

10% of the qualification / 20 marks

Content overview

        Aim and planning analysis

        Carrying out and monitoring the PEP

        Evaluation of the PEP

  • OCR Cambridge Nationals: Sport Science (Current Year 11)

Content Overview

R041: Reducing the risk of sports injuries (written exam, OCR-set and marked) 

Students learn how to prepare participants to take part in physical activity so that they minimise the risk of injuries. They also learn how to respond to common sporting injuries and how to recognise the symptoms of some common medical conditions.

R042: Applying principles of training (centre-assessed assignments, OCR moderated)

Students develop knowledge and understanding of the principles of training and how to keep performers in peak physical condition. They apply practical skills in fitness testing and in designing bespoke training programmes to suit individual requirements.

R043: The body’s response to physical activity (centre-assessed assignments, OCR moderated)  

Students explore how the body changes and responds to physical activity. They develop knowledge and understanding of the musculoskeletal and cardio-respiratory systems and some of the changes that occur in response to physical activity, both short term and long term.

R045: Sports nutrition (centre-assessed assignments, OCR moderated)  

Students explore the role that diet plays in different sports and activities and the importance of a healthy, balanced diet that includes essential nutrients in the correct quantities. They use the knowledge they gain to produce an appropriate, effective diet plan for a performer.

  • OCR Cambrdge Nationals: Sport Studies (Current Year 10)

Content Overview

R051: Contemporary issues in sport  (written exam, OCR-set and marked) 

Students explore a range of topical and contemporary issues in sport, such as participation levels and barriers, promoting values and ethical behaviour, and how sport contributes to society as a whole beyond simply providing entertainment.

R052: Developing sports skills (centre-assessed assignments, OCR moderated)  

Students try out a range of sports-related skills and techniques, including different practice methods for improving both their own performance and that of others. They develop their knowledge of the use of tactics and strategies in both individual and team sporting activities as well as their understanding of the rules, enabling them to carry out a number of officiating roles within the activities.

R053: Sports leadership (centre-assessed assignments, OCR moderated)  

Students learn about some of the knowledge, understanding and practical skills required to be an effective sport leader. They put their knowledge into practice by planning and delivering safe and effective sporting activity sessions. Afterwards they review their performance.

R055: Working in the sports industry (centre-assessed assignments, OCR moderated)  

Students explore the wide range of career opportunities related to the sports industry as a whole, including those not directly linked to a sport or physical activity. They look at how to access these careers and the development paths within them, and the wider role of the sports in national life.