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Samuel Whitbread Academy


Curriculum Intent

We study PE to develop the physical, social and emotional well-being of our students. At Samuel Whitbread Academy we aim to provide an engaging and challenging curriculum that allows (all) students to achieve beyond their expectations.  To offer excellent opportunities to develop a healthy life-long love of physical activity and to develop a first class teaching and learning environment where both staff and students enjoy working hard together to achieve success.  We want all students to feel they belong as part of a team, believe in their healthy potential and become as physically, socially and emotionally well as they can be.  We do this by developing the attitudes, skills and knowledge required to be a leader and provide memorable experiences throughout a student’s journey within Physical Education.

Students will experience a variety of opportunities and experiences that support this vision, challenging them both inside and outside the classroom. They will focus on improving their fitness, health and well-being through knowledge and application. Leadership skills take a strong emphasis throughout the key stages, with students able to take on additional roles than just a performer. Students will develop physical, technical and tactical sporting skills; enhanced by an embedded focus on mental skills such as resilience, determination and confidence. We aim to ensure all students leave the school possessing the skills, motivation and knowledge to enjoy a lifelong engagement with sport and physical activity.  We trust that our broad and innovative PE curriculum will allow students to develop their love of movement and sport well beyond their time with us.

PE Expectations


Curriculum Sequences

Click on the images for the PE Learning Journeys.





Year 9 - Physical Education Curriculum Presentation


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Subject Learning Checklist


Revision Resources


BTEC L1/2 Sport


Core Games


Extra Curricular Sport

“Here at Samuel Whitbread Academy we pride ourselves on our extensive provision for extracurricular sports and clubs that our students can get involved in. We have a diverse range of expertise amongst our PE staff, all of whom are committed to ensuring that our students have best opportunities available for them to enjoy and flourish within sport.  As a department we believe that all students should be able to access high quality teaching and coaching to match their individual needs within school sport, whether that is helping to develop elite sportspeople or simply helping students to get more active and improve their health and well-being.”

Click here for our Sports Extra Curricular timetable.


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