Physical Education - Secondary

The PE curriculum is designed on the core intent that students develop lifelong healthy active lifestyles. Students develop their confidence in their knowledge of sport and physical education, being able to lead, support and officiate in a range of physical activates (Head). Students are physically active and are given opportunities to explore a range of sporting interests in order to develop a passion for physical activity (heart). Students develop a range of core skills which can be applied across different physical activities and sports in order to be successful.

Students will gain many valuable skills from studying physical education that will help in other subjects as well as future careers. Some of the skills that students will develop include; communication skills, social skills, analysis and evaluation and physical fitness to name a few.


Physical education lends itself to a range of careers in sports and fitness as well as other industries that students may not have considered before. For example, many nutritionists, physical therapists and chiropractors have a degree in PE. These opportunities are signposted throughout the curriculum. Some careers students could consider doing with PE include:

  • Sports science
  • PE teacher
  • Physiotherapist
  • Professional sportsperson
  • Sports coach/consultant
  • Sports policy at local and national level
  • Diet and fitness instructor
  • Personal trainer

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