Bishop Challoner

Catholic Secondary School


Years 7/8/9

All pupils follow a comprehensive and wide range of activities over the academic year. Traditional sports such as Rugby, Football, Athletics, Rounders and Netball are supported by Health Related Exercise, Basketball, Badminton, Trampolining, Gymnastics and Unihoc.

Year 9 pupils also have the opportunity to complete the YST Junior Sports Leaders Award.

Years 10/11

Pupils have the opportunity to put into practice the skills and understanding that they have gained from KS3.

*Again, pupils can engage in more traditional sports but also have the opportunity to venture off-site to take part in activities such as:

 Ice Skating
10 Pin Bowling.

We also arrange for fully qualified coaches to deliver courses such as Kung Fu and Self Defence.

Awards Available

YST Football Leaders, YST Netball Leaders, YST Dance Leaders,

GCSE Physical Education (Short Course – Year 10 only)

Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award

*Some off site activities will require a payment prior to the activity.

GCSE Physical Education

Exam Board – AQA

Over a 2 year course pupils will follow a challenging and diverse programme which will lead them into gaining a full GCSE qualification.


60% Practical – Pupils will be marked on 4 of their strongest sports from a minimum of 2 catagories (20 marks for each sport). A further 10 marks will be awarded for an “Analysis of Performance” study. This is the pupils only piece of written coursework and it is usually completed by the end of Year 10.

40% Theory – A one and a half hour written exam taken in the Summer of Year 11

Pupils are assessed in the more traditional sports undertaken as part of their programme of study however there is scope within the syllabus to assess pupils in less traditional activities and also activities that are not traditionally available on our school site. Activities such as;

Skiing, Horse Riding, Tai Chi, Track Cycling, etc.

Pupils can also be assessed in mountain activities as part of their Duke of Edinburgh expedition.

All awards are useful to students as they indicate to potential employers/colleges/universities that certain standards and development of skills have been achieved. Pupils wishing to choose BTEC Sport or A Level PE at KS5 will benefit from choosing these awards.

Potential Careers

PE Teacher, Sports Coach, Physiotherapist, Sports Psychologist, Outdoor and Adventure Leader.

Extra Curricular

This is a very strong and important element of the school. We are very successful in the local area and beyond at team and individual sports. We have a variety of pupils who represent the School, County and even their Country, and we endeavour to give all pupils as much support as possible.

Pupils represent the school and we offer them inter-school fixtures and house matches.

We also provide activities for pupils with a more recreational bias so pupils can engage in sport regardless of ability. All pupils are welcome.

PE Bulletin

Details of forthcoming activities are communicated to pupils via the PE Bulletin which will appear in their register on a Friday morning.