Department Leader: Mark Allen

Department Names Responsibility Email Address
Mr Allen Head of PE, Head of KS5 PE, OHSL and PE Medal Mission Leader
Miss Mackay Head of Girls PE, Head of KS3 PE
Mr Williams Boys PE teacher, Head of KS4 PE, BTEC Internal Verifier
Miss Goodliffe Girls PE teacher, Assistant Head of Griffin House, Cross Country and Sports Day leader.
Mr Thres Boys PE teacher, Head of Phoenix House, Badminton Leader
Miss Dean Girls PE teacher, Numeracy Leader
Mr Fraher Boy PE teacher, Head of Viking House, Rugby Leader
Miss Thompson Girls PE teacher, Dance Leader, Gifted and Talented Leader
Mr Solkhon Boys PE teacher, Learning Environment Leader
Mr Young Boys PE teacher, CCF Leader

PE Medal Mission

What is the aim?

  • To reward students who attend after school PE clubs and for those whom represent the academy in a sports fixture
  • There will be one point awarded for EVERY after school PE club you attend during Terms 1-5
  • There will be one point for EVERY fixture you play in Terms 1-5
  • There will be one point for EVERY time you assist in a fixture in Terms 1-5; for example, match reporter, officiating, assistant coach
  • This is for ALL students at KBA in Years 7-13.

How do I get involved?

The PE department will continue to offer a wide range of sporting opportunities to our students at KBA

There is a PE club ‘after school’ programme which will run all year, in a range of different sports

The after school PE clubs are run in a professional manner with drills and games to develop students’ abilities

There are regular fixtures in a range of sports

All clubs and fixtures will be displayed on the big screen TVs, on the website and also on the boards in the PE areas

All we ask in return is that you turn up, wear PE kit and be prepared to work hard and have FUN.

The PE department offers a range of courses at KS4 to suit all learners and their needs.


This is made up of 4 Units:

  • Fitness for Sport and Exercise (Exam Unit)
  • Practical Sports Performance (Coursework Unit)
  • The Mind and Sports Performance (Coursework Unit)
  • The Sports Performer in Action (Coursework Unit)

The table below can be used by students to work out what grade they need to achieve within each unit, in order to achieve their desired final grade.

Final level

Total points needed

One way to achieve this

Second way to achieve this

Pass (C grade)




Merit (B grade)




Distinction (A grade)




Distinction* (A* grade)





Theoretical Content = 60% (Exam) which is made up the topic areas listed below:

  • Health, training and exercise
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Movement Analysis
  • Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity
  • Socio – Cultural Issues in Sport and Physical Activity

Practical content = 30% which is made up of:

  • 3 Sports - role of performer in the full sided version of the game
  • 1 team, 1 individual and 1 team or individual

Analysis of performance = 10% which is made up of:

  • Planning a training programme to bring about improvement in 1 of your selected sports

My PE exam at KS4

In order to help students consolidate their subject knowledge and understanding within our PE examination courses at KS4, we have purchased an account with the following website:

This website will allow all students to log in and recap key terminology and content covered within lessons. Usernames and passwords will be provided to the students so they can access their accounts anywhere. It will be used within lessons and outside of lessons during intervention and for homework.

The purpose of the students using this website is to allow them to master each topic that has been delivered by the teacher. In order to do this they will need to watch a video and then carry out a quiz. If the students watch the clip and pass the quiz they become a master within that topic area. Teachers will be able to track students’ progress and engagement as they will be able to see when the student last logged in and also what topics they have mastered and engaged with.

This website will help your son / daughter with the following examination courses:

  • BTEC Level 2 (Year 10 cohort only)

Year 7 KPIs

  Fit to Perform   Fit to Lead   Fit for Life
  To be achieved across 3 sports with at least one individual sport and one (different) team sport.
1 Effectively performs a range of actions, skills and techniques with control, combining them appropriately both in isolation and small group settings. 4 Successfully leads a simple activity individually or as part of a group, showing respect and empathy for others and good cooperation skills in doing so. 7 Demonstrates appropriate strength, stamina and suppleness across activities, including being able to complete short periods of sustained exercise.
2 Successfully employs simple tactics or creative processes in practical settings. 5 Understands simple tactics or creative ideas and can communicate those effectively using good verbal and non-verbal skills. 8 Effectively conducts their own safe and well-designed warm-up/cool-down and can describe the purpose and benefits of each.
3 Accurately describes their own and others' performances, using appropriate vocabulary and concepts to identify main strengths and areas for improvement. 6 Leads by example in lessons through their enthusiasm and determination to achieve their best and overcome challenges. 9 Knows and can explain how physical activity contributes to a balanced, healthy lifestyle.

Year 8 KPIs

  Fit to Perform   Fit to Lead   Fit for Life
  To be achieved across 3 sports with at least one individual sport and one (different) team sport.
1 Selects, combines and performs skills with technical proficiency and fluency in response to changing and more complex situations, both in isolation and when put under pressure. 4 Leads and motivates others in pairs or team/small group situations demonstrating confidence and good organisational skills. 7 Sustains stamina for longer periods in specific activities and uses different types of exercise to improve their health and well-being.
2 Successfully employs a range of more complex tactics or creative processes and adapts them to changing environments. 5 Understands more complex tactics or creative ideas and can communicate those effectively using good verbal and non-verbal skills. 8 Demonstrates good knowledge of basic anatomical structures and can explain how they use different components of fitness to improve their performance.
3 Accurately explains and evaluates the effectiveness of their own and/or others’ performances and suggests appropriate improvements. 6 Accurately reflects on progress towards ambitious personal challenges and/or goals in PE and/or leadership. 9 Knows and can explain the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle in the promotion of mental, social and physical well-being.

Students will be assessed in a variety of sports that are both individual and team. For each individual KPI, the student should be aiming to achieve the academy minimum expectation of AT ARE (Boost). The student must also be working at this level in 3 different sports (1 team, 1 individual and the 3rd can be individual or team).

The table below identifies what students need to demonstrate to be a key, boost or aspire:

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