Physical Education

The vision of the OIAM PE department is to offer the opportunity to build upon existing skills, knowledge and understanding in a supportive environment within a variety of sporting activities. The curriculum encourages all students to participate in sports for the benefit of their physical, mental health and wellbeing. It aims to provide a wide variety a activities to engage all students. Throughout the curriculum students will learn to work effectively as part of a team, collaborating with others to achieve shared goals, which can help to strengthen their relationships with peers and enhance their self-esteem. Whilst also encouraging them to develop a sense of responsibility for their own efforts and performance.

KS3 Curriculum Overview

Students will use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games. They will develop their technique and improve performance in a range of competitive sports and activities.

  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Climbing
  • Cricket
  • Handball
  • Health Related Fitness
  • Football
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Table Tennis


KS4 Core PE (non – examined)

To improve health and wellbeing during activity. The course aims to encourage students to pursue active and healthy lifestyles. The emphasis in KS4 is on participation and enjoyment to promote a prolonged interest in sport and physical activity.

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Climbing
  • Cricket
  • Football
  • Handball
  • Rounders
  • Swimming / Water Polo

KS4 Option Choice

OCR Cambridge National Level 1/2 Sports Science

Year 1

  • Unit R042 – Principles of Training (internally assessed assignments)
  • Unit R054 – Sports Nutrition (internally assessed assignments)

Year 2  

  • Unit R041 – Reducing the risk of sports injuries (externally assessed examination)
  • Unit R043 – The Body’s Response to Physical Activity (internally assessed assignments)