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St Francis Xavier

Curriculum by year

Use the links below to view our PE curriculum for each year group.

Year 7Year 8Year 9Year 10 - GSCEYear 10 - CoreYear 11 - GCSEYear 11 - Core


At SFX our students think like an athlete because...

they ask questions. They are curious about health, fitness and wellbeing and the new topics and information that they are learning. They are critical thinkers and can analyse and evaluate sporting movements/performance and data. They can analyse a situation and apply the most appropriate action in order to get the best results and then they are able to evaluation their performance and provide feedback to others.


Recent research used to inform practices in PE

  • Retrieval Practise - Kate Jones

  • Ofsted’s PE research review

  • Improving wellbeing through Secondary Physical Education - YST

  • Questioning in PE - The PE project


PE vision

Our aim is to utilise exceptional teaching and learning to inspire lifelong sporting participation by providing opportunities for all. 

The PE department are dedicated to equipping our students with the knowledge, skills, and confidence required to not only succeed in sport but also in the wider community. We have a real passion for extracurricular sport and the role it plays in the holistic development of our students. We firmly believe that by offering sporting opportunities in a wide range of sports, both in and out of lessons, we are contributing to the mental, physical and social well-being of our students. Whilst giving them the opportunity to further develop their God given talents.

Our diverse KS3 and KS4 programme is designed to enable pupils to experience greater independence, leadership and ownership in their lessons. There is an emphasis on pupils being active. Pupils experience varied roles such as coach, referee, and team manager and will have sporting, recreational and health and well-being promoting opportunities. These explorative and flexible methods of content delivery promote compassion and courage from our students, contributing to their overall character development.


Whole school visions

Use the links below to view our whole school vision and curriculum vision. 

Whole school vision Whole school curriculum vision    


Curriculum team

  • Mrs K Carlin - Curriculum Leader
  • Mr A Bulmer - Teacher of PE
  • Mr M Cameron - Teacher of PE 


KS4 courses

  •  GCSE Physical Education - AQA

In addition to option PE students receive 2 hours of core PE per fortnight. KS4 core PE focuses on developing opportunities for lifelong sporting participation and enjoyment.


Enrichment opportunities

Our strong extracurricular program ensures opportunities for all whilst also promoting the importance of competitive sport. The PE department has teams that enter in a large variety of local sporting competitions. As a result of our recent successes we have a number of students that currently compete in Area, County and National teams.

The passion and commitment from the department has resulted in superb participation rates across all sports. This is evident in the number of students we have attending area competitions and trials. We currently boast team and individual success in Football, Rugby, Netball, Basketball, Cricket, Athletics, Cross-Country, Dance, Gymnastics, Golf, Hockey, Squash, Swimming, Table-Tennis, Badminton and Tchoukball.