What is our PE curriculum purpose and rationale at Ark Kings?

By studying PE at Kings, students will have the opportunity to play different sports, understanding the rules and techniques applicable to each. They will also have the opportunity to participate in team games, competing at an inter-class and inter-school level. They will learn how to overcome competitive challenges, as well as congratulate peers for their succeses, showing great sportsmanship.



Primary Phase - Further Information

Pupils in the primary phase have opportunities at all times of the day to engage in sports and learning about healthy lifestyles. Entry to our breakfast club is free and open to all pupils – during this time, pupils can participate in ‘Wake Up, Shake Up!’ physical activities to get themselves ready for the day!


Pupils have a minimum of 2 hours a week of PE lessons and pupils in Years 2 and 3 go swimming for three half terms each. An overview of PE learning in the primary phase can be found here: PDF iconPE Curriculum Map 2020-2021.pdf

Pupils also have the opportunity to engage in less traditional sports such as fencing, led by specialist coaches.


Year 6 fencing lessons.


On the playground, pupils have access to a range of sports equipment and games to encourage active play. Pupil Sport Leaders ensure pupils develop great independent sportsmanship. On Friday lunchtimes, Year 8 volunteers organise sports activities for primary pupils to play on the playground!


After school pupils have a range of sports clubs to choose from each half term. Please contact Mr Beardmore and Miss Pinchin for more information regarding clubs.


The Primary Phase Football Team participating in the Smile Football Tournament, competing against other schools in Birmingham. Autumn 2019.


Our physical education offer aims to ensure that all pupils:

-         develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities

-         are physically active for sustained periods of time

-         engage in competitive sports and activities

-         lead healthy, active lives.


Secondary Phase - Further Information


PE Curriculum

Year Autumn Term Spring Term Summer term
7 Baseline TestingFitness Testing      




8 Hockey Rugby  BadmintonFootball      




9 FootballNetball     


RugbyBadminton GymnasticsTrampoline      





Students studying GCSE Physical Education follow the OCR syllabus, details of which can be found online at  https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse/physical-education-j587-from-2016    

or Cambridge National Sports Science syllabus: https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/cambridge-nationals/sport-science-level-1-2-j802-j812

Students participate in 3 hours of activity a week. Two lessons of PE and one lesson specifically focused on dance. During PE lessons students will experience a variety of sports including netball, football, badminton and handball. Dance lessons give students the opportunity to experience different styles of dance as well as dances from different cultures.