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Welcome to Physical Education

PE develops students' competence and confidence to take part in a range of physical activities that become a central part of their lives, both in and out of school.
The Long Eaton School PE curriculum enables all students to enjoy and succeed in many kinds of physical activity. Students will develop a wide range of skills and the ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully. When students perform, they are asked to think about what they are doing, analyse the situation and make decisions. They also have the opportunity to reflect on their own and others' performances and find ways to improve.
The essential skills and processes in PE that students need to learn to make progress; developing skills in physical activity; making and applying decisions; developing physical and mental capacity; evaluating and improving and making informed choices about healthy active lifestyles.

Department Staff:

Mr A Nicholls - Curriculum Team Leader
Miss K Bird - School Sports Co-ordinator 
Mr M Caton - PE Teacher and Achievement Leader KS5
Miss L Turner - PE Teacher and Achievement Leader - Years 7/8
Mr P Raynor - Head of PE
Miss H Bryan - PE Teacher and Head of House
Mr D Hoyle - PE Teacher and Head of House 

Key Stage 4


GCSE PE Full Course (OCR). This course is delivered through 5 lessons a fortnight and is very popular with many students. It allows those with an interest in PE to study the subject in more depth. The course is divided between practical activities (where you can be assessed as a performer, leader or coach/official) and theory lessons. These will cover a variety of areas ranging from the bones and joints to drugs in sport, from first aid to the history of the Olympics.




Guide to Non Exam Assessment

Glossary of Terms

GCSE Practical Booklet

Homework and Revision Tips

Useful GCSE Websites:


Revision World


Revision App


Sports Leaders Level 1 is an option to any student wishing to gain a qualification in Leadership and who is prepared to attend after school meetings, training and to help a number of primary schools with sports and tournaments held within and outside of the school day. It is a nationally recognised qualification awarded by Sports Leaders UK for 14 year olds and above, aimed at developing their skills in sports leadership and coaching. It can be a stepping stone to employment, further education or training.


We also offer the Cambridge National Award in Sports Science - Level 2:      


Introductory Presentation

Sample Learner Work Unit 42

Model Assignment Unit 42

Sample Learner Work Unit 45

Model Assignment Unit 45

Diet L01 Power Point Presentation

Diet L02 Power Point Presentation

Diet Lo3 Power Point Presentation

Homework and Revision Tips




Key Stage 5


'A' Level PE (OCR) students receive 9 hours of lessons a fortnight at AS and 10 hours a fortnight for A2. The AS course covers Anatomy and Physiology, Acquiring Movement Skills and Socio-Cultural, 'Performance' in 2 different sports or performance in one and demonstrating the ability to either officiate or coach/lead in another sport. The final skill of Evaluating and Planning for Improvement of Performance is where students observe and critically evaluate a live performance by another student in one of their own assessed performance activities. A2 students cover Historical, Psychology, Physiology and Biomechanics, 'Performance' in 1 activity and Evaluation, appreciation and the improvement of performance in response to a live performance.


The Princes Trust course is delivered to Year 12s in a one year course, 5 hours  per fortnight.  Students study 3 units, Teamwork, Career Planning and Presentation and is 100% coursework with no examination .  All these units build toward a certificate.  Career planning includes, writing a CV, personal statement and taking part in a mock interview.  The presentation unit helps with confidence building and public speaking skills.


The OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate is delivered to Year 12s in one year and is equivalent to 1 GCSE Grade C or above and assessed through assignments with no formal examination .  Units taught are Practical Sport incorporating team and individual activities in practical and theory lessons.  Physiology and anatomy cover the bones, muscles and nerves in the body. Fitness testing and training will allow students to develop and implement a training programme to improve fitness.


The Level 2 Award in Community Sports Leadership gives people aged 16 upwards the skills needed to plan and deliver safe sporting and recreational activities. The Award develops vital leadership skills such as communication, organisation and motivation, whilst installing the confidence and desire in people to make a difference within their own communities. The qualification is practical in nature, with an emphasis on learning through doing and applying knowledge, rather than through theory.




Students have access to a full size AstroTurf, sports hall (4 badminton court sized), gymnasia (5 trampolines), multi-gym / weights room and CV equipment, dance studio, 6 tennis courts (hard court - Summer), 5 netball courts (Winter/Autumn), 1 outdoor basketball court, 5 football pitches, 4 rounders pitches (Summer), 2 softball pitches (Summer), 8 lane athletics track (Summer), artificial cricket wicket, 3 bay cricket nets (outdoor), 2 bay cricket nets (indoor), 1 long jump pit, 1 triple jump pit, shot putt and discus circles and additional playground space with playground markings. The department also has access to the use of the school mini-bus for both curricular activities and extra-curricular fixtures.


For A Level, GCSE and BTEC theory lessons, the department has access to 2 classrooms within the PE area. Both classrooms have projectors and access to computers or laptops.




The PE staff is fully committed to a comprehensive and inclusive extra-curricular programme. Throughout the year students will have the opportunity to participate in a whole range of clubs and activities including dance, football (boys and girls), netball, hockey (boys and girls), rugby, badminton, tennis, dodgeball, trampolining, basketball, archery, rounders, athletics and mountain biking. We offer inter form competitions on a regular basis and inter school matches across all age ranges.


House System - every student belongs to a house. There are regular inter-house sporting competitions e.g. football, futsal, benchball, badminton etc.


School Sports Partnership - there are many opportunities throughout a student's school life to become a mini leader and/or to join the Erewash Leadership Academy. The most committed and dedicated are invited to become a Sporting Ambassador.