Pupils at KS4 participate in high quality games lessons. Our programme supports the schools learning ethos of perseverance, autonomy and mastery. We provide opportunities for all pupils to engage in extra-curricular activities, during and after school, in addition to competitive sporting events. This inclusive approach endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also physical and social well-being.

Our KS4 core curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all pupils at Chatham & Clarendon Grammar School, not only through the sporting skills taught, but also through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes. Our impact is therefore to motivate students, to utilise these underpinning skills in an independent and effective way in order to live happy and healthy lives and progress this learning through our GCSE pathway.

Vision - To give students the opportunities to participate in a range of activities that develop personal fitness, healthy lifestyles and provides them with the opportunities to participate in Sport in later life.

This is achieved, through taking part in regular physical activities, participating in a range of different activities every few weeks.


GCSE (Edexcel 2016)

GCSE PE at the Federation is taught under the Edexcel exam board. As an option subject, it is taught in mixed gender groups throughout the two GCSE years of 10 & 11. The course is challenging but highly rewarding which involves both theoretical principals and practical activities.

This course helps students develop knowledge and practical skills in a range of physical activities, examining the effects of exercise and training to improve performance. It offers students an opportunity to foster an enjoyment of physical activity and to develop an understanding of effective and safe practical performance. The course is divided into 30% practical and 70% theory/coursework.


70% of the course will be theory/coursework based:

With the theory side of the course the students will receive a well-rounded and full introduction to the world of PE, sport and sport science by developing an understanding of how the mind and body works in relation to performance in physical activity. This includes Sports Psychology, Anatomy and Physiology & use of data, Physical training, Socio-cultural influences, Health Fitness and Well-being and Movement Analysis. This covers a wide span of information and is the perfect pathway onto KS5 sport studies.


30% of the course will be practical based:

With the practical side of this subject each student is marked on 3 different sports that they have to perform. This has to be one team based sport, one individual sport and a choice of either for the last.  The students will be assessed on the quality of appropriate skills, techniques and decision-making processes within competitive games. This is a key part of the course and important to anyone thinking of taking it that they could be able to perform 3 different sports to a good level to give the student the best chance of attaining the highest possible marks.

Edexcel 2016 Specification

Edexcel 2016 Practical Specification