Physical Education

The importance of regular physical education and sporting opportunity is recognised at King Edward VI Aston. The PE curriculum provides opportunity for all pupils to develop mentally,physically and socially. Students grow in confidence, acquire leadership skills and learn lifelong healthy lifestyles and habits. The PE department aims to provide opportunity for all students of all abilities to represent the school in a variety of sports.

Staff Names and Roles

  • N.Ibbetson – Subject Leader, i/c Cricket & Badminton
  • M. Downing – Assistant Head, i/c Basketball
  • D.Smart – Assistant Head & i/c Athletics
  • S.Wright Smith – Head of Rugby

Additional staff supporting the Games programme

  • A.Loveridge – i/c Hockey
  • B.Hall – i/c Football
  • A.M.Smith & P.Bennett – Hockey Coaches
  • I.Davis – Rugby Coach

Useful Websites to support your son’s learning

Opportunities outside of lessons

Inter school matches regularly take place during Games afternoons, after school and on Saturday mornings. The PE Department offers school teams in the following activities – Rugby, Hockey, Badminton, Tennis, Athletics, Football and Basketball.

Every 3 years – International rugby tour (2 weeks) – Recent countries visited include Canada (2014 & 2011) South Africa (2003 & 2009) and Australia (2007). Next international tour planned for Oct 2017

Course information

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YEAR 7

Topics covered in Year 7

Autumn Term
Base Line physical tests, Rugby & Hockey

Spring Term
Indoor Tennis, Trampolining & Athletics

Summer Term
Athletics & Cricket

How will your son be assessed during Year 7?

4 cats and 6 additional marking across a range of sports primarily focusing on effective performance within a competitive situation

How could you support your son to learn during Year 7?

Encourage attendance at school extracurricular clubs (lunchtime & after school). Encourage your son to join a club outside of school. Attend and spectate at a variety of sporting events.

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YEAR 8

Topics covered in Year 8 

Autumn Term
Football, Basketball, Rugby & Hockey

Spring Term
Rugby, Hockey, Health Related Fitness, Trampolining & Badminton

Summer Term
Athletics, Cricket, Tennis & Softball

How will your son be assessed during Year 8?

4 cats and 6 additional marking across a range of sports primarily focusing on effective performance within a competitive situation

How could you support your son to learn during Year 8?

Encourage attendance at school extracurricular clubs (lunchtime & after school). Encourage your son to join a club outside of school. Attend and spectate at a variety of sporting events.

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YEAR 9

Topics covered in Year 9

Autumn Term
Rugby, Hockey, Football & Basketball

Spring Term
Leadership, Fitness, Badminton, Rugby & Hockey

Summer Term
Athletics, Cricket, Volleyball, Softball, Tennis & Rounders

How will your son be assessed during Year 9?

4 cats and 6 additional marking across a range of sports primarily focusing on effective performance within a competitive situation

How could you support your son to learn during Year 9?

Encourage attendance at school extracurricular clubs (lunchtime & after school). Encourage your son to join a club outside of school. Attend and spectate at a variety of sporting events.

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GCSE YEAR 10 & 11

Specification and Topics covered at GCSE

Presently GCSE PE is not offered as an examination subject

How could you support your son to learn during Years 10 & 11?

4 cats and 6 additional marking across a range of sports primarily focusing on effective performance within a competitive situation

How could you support your son to learn during Years 10 & 11?

Encourage attendance at school extracurricular clubs (lunchtime & after school). Encourage your son to join a club outside of school. Attend and spectate at a variety of sporting events.

  • YEAR 7
  • YEAR 8
  • YEAR 9
  • GCSE YEAR 10 & 11