Curriculum Intent

To be the central hub of the school with an engaging, enjoyable and challenging environment for students which inspires them to be the best versions of themselves. Our intent is not only to improve student’s physical skills but equally challenge and develop their leadership and social skills. The foundation of everything we do in PE is understanding the importance of adopting and maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle.


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While following the National Curriculum, the P.E. Department strives to achieve the following aims for our students after 5 years at Bourne Community College:

  • Gained a thorough understanding of the importance of regular physical activity and the contribution it can make to a healthy active lifestyle.
  • Enhanced physical, social and leadership skills throughout wide range of activities.
  • Learned to work as part of a team with others in all activities.
  • Understand and uphold the values of sportsmanship and etiquette in both victory and defeat.
  • Enjoy all aspects of Physical Education which may inspire them to lifelong involvement in Physical activity.

Learning Journey

Our learning journeys give a visual overview of the curriculum content covered in each subject. They will help you understand how students make progress in different topics over the years they are with us.

PE Learning Journey

Key Stage Three Overview

Throughout KS3, students have three, 50 minute P.E. lessons a week. The P.E. Department ensures that all students follow as wide a range of activities from invasion games, net games, aesthetic movement, fitness, striking and fielding and athletics.

The KS3 curriculum is designed to provide a platform from which students will build physical competencies, improve aspects of fitness, and develop personal and interpersonal skills and attributes. It enables students to develop the concepts and skills necessary for lifelong participation in a wide range of physical activities and prepares them for further study at KS4.

The wide range of activities allows our younger students to gain a greater understanding of an array of sports, which in turn will help them to lead active lifestyles. The department strongly believe that lessons should be fun, challenging and above all, educational.

Throughout Key Stage Three, the following topics are taught:

Key Stage Four Overview

Students have the option to study PE at KS4. We offer two examination route ways which are the AQA GCSE PE and the OCR Cambridge Nationals in Sport Studies. This tailored curriculum choice allows students to continue their education and development in PE in a way that best suits their learning requirements. The aim of KS4 PE is to allow each student to achieve their best possible outcomes while continuing to develop their understanding of the world of sport.


This is a popular and highly successful examination course which the students may choose to follow at the end of Year 9.

The GCSE course is spread over two years of study with 4, 50 minute PE lessons a week split evenly between theory and practical lessons. The course has a 70% theory weighting and 30% practical weighting which is outlined below.

OCR Cambridge Nationals Sports Studies

The Sports Studies course is spread over two years of study with 4, 50 minute PE lessons a week split evenly between theory and practical lessons. This course has an equal weighting of 50% theory and 50% practical spread over 4 assessed units. The 4 units we deliver are outlined below:

Pearson BTEC Dance

The Dance course is spread over two years of study with 4, 50 minute PE lessons a week split evenly between theory and practical lessons. This course has 3 units, with unit 1 and 2 weighted at 30% each and unit 3 weighted at 40%. The 3 units we deliver are outlined below:

Core PE

Core P.E. is compulsory for all students in years 10 and 11. They also have the option to take AQA GCSE P.E or OCR Cambridge National in Sport Studies.

Core P.E. – Students follow a programme of participation where a variety of sports are offered throughout the year. Later in the autumn term all students have the opportunity to follow the Sports Leaders Award or to continue with a participation elements.

Trips and Extra-Curricular Activities

The PE department offers an extensive range of extra-curricular activities to suit all. Some clubs are recreational while others are competitive and provide the opportunity to represent the school as part of the West Sussex West leagues.

Dance Show

In May 2019, we had our first and very successful dance show! With over 50 students show casing their dance talent, the show was a fantastic evening of various dance types, including street dance, contemporary, educational, and jazz. Students worked extremely hard throughout the year to produce their pieces, with a range of teacher and student led choreography. Between lessons, dance squad, and independent practices, students created their pieces to highlight their range of talent in the various dance styles. Students were able to follow choreography and tailor this to suit their strengths and were also encouraged to create their own pieces to perform at the show. Not only did students perform their excellent pieces, showing their confidence and performance skills, they also showed off their organisation by running the backstage part of the show themselves. All students thoroughly enjoyed the show and is was fantastic to see them showing off their own pieces that they worked so hard to produce.

The show was a great success, and we are all working hard to prepare for the next show, that we are sure will be even bigger and better!

Sports Tour

Every two years the students of Bourne are given the opportunity to compete internationally in both Netball and Football in a fun packed week. Students are able to try their hand against foreign schools. In April 2019 the teams played in Disneyland Paris!

Charity Events

The PE department take an active role with organising and running charity events. The biggest of which is the Rights Respecting Unicef week whereby the aim is to get all students active and involved in alternative games and activities. With an end of the week celebration of Glow in the Dark football and Teachers vs students matches in netball, football and dodgeball.


Bourne PE Department benefit from the use of Westgate Leisure Bourne’s facilities, these include a 4 badminton court sports hall, dance studio, fitness suite, gymnasium and a small hall.

On top of this Bourne has 2 outdoor MUGA areas which consist of 4 netball courts in the winter and 5 tennis courts in the summer.

In 2020 Bourne opened their very own 7-a-side all-weather Astro pitch which can be used for football, rugby and hockey.


Miss J Acquah– Curriculum Leader of PE and Dance

Mr R Acquah – Assistant Headteacher & Teacher of PE

Mr R Davidson – Assistant Leader of PE

Miss L Harris – Teacher of PE

Links to Useful Revision and Additional Study

Aims of the School

To inspire and enable all to make a positive contribution to ourselves, our community and the wider society
Pursue excellence in character and in learning

Our Vision

To be the best versions of ourselves

Our Values

All we do as a community is rooted in our three values


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