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Physical Education (PE)

PE quote


The aim of Physical Education is to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles. At Meridian, through sport and exercise, students are taught sportsmanship and team-work whilst developing perseverance and commitment thus embedding life-long values such as co-operation, collaboration and equity of play.

Learning hours

Year group 7 8 9 10 11
Learning hours per week











* 2 hours in year 9, 10 and 11 for those students studying BTEC Sport. 1 hour is for core PE.

Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

Sports table

5 year learning journey 




A degree in sport and exercise science offers students the chance to start their career in an industry that is going from strength to strength. Governments see the real benefits of the population being engaged in physical activity throughout their lives. There are now many schemes in place to encourage people to take up sport. Professional sportsmen and sportswomen also rely on a team of coaches, trainers, nutritionists, psychologists, biomechanists and physiotherapists to help them perform better. There are more people going to gyms and other sporting and exercise facilities. All of this means that there is a greater demand for expertise in the area of sports science.

PE careers


The concept of knowledge, motivation and effort in physical activity as well as skill and application is used as our assessment criteria throughout PE lessons at Meridian High School. Pupils are able to use the three elements of the criteria to improve their sporting performance.

For BTEC Sport, assignments are set and marked by the teacher. Assignments involve a series of tasks designed around a work-related, real-life scenario. They give students the chance to build knowledge and skills over time and deliver a complete, integrated project using a combination of knowledge, skills and behaviours.

Students achieve a grade for each unit - Pass, Merit or Distinction - so they can see how they are progressing throughout the course. BTEC Sport also consists of an external exam. 


Feedback during practical lessons from the teacher will be verbal and specific to the practical lesson objectives. Teachers will observe students performing skills in both the skill development section and conditioned game section of each lesson. The teacher will aim to provide one piece of feedback on skill development and/or one on the conditioned game every lesson for every pupil. This may vary due to the size of groups and nature of the activity. Pupils will have access to the assessment criteria where they will be able to assess their own progress through “I statements”. 

Feedback for BTEC Sport will be inline with Pearson assessment policies. 

Learning beyond the classroom

Extracurricular clubs






Trips and visits

Sports day

Useful websites to support learning



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