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Plumstead Manor

Sports & PE

Sports & PE


Department profile

Physical Education at Plumstead Manor School offers a broad and balanced curriculum with a growing extra curricular programme. All students are encouraged to challenge themselves in order to exceed expectations. In addition to this, students develop their understanding of health, fitness and the importance of an active healthy lifestyle which enables them to make informed choices about the activities they participate in outside of school and in the future.


 Key Stage 3 Curriculum

Objectives of the course:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding in a range of physical activities
  • Apply knowledge and understanding of the fundamental factors that underpin performance and involvement in physical activities
  • Analyse and evaluate the factors that underpin performance and involvement in a range of physical activities

Course Content:  Basketball, Trampolining, Indoor athletics, Table tennis, Athletics, Rounders, Football, Netball, Fitness. 

Key Stage 4 Curriculum


Objectives of the course:

Develop and apply knowledge of sports-related activities. To explore contemporary issues in sport, different ways of being involved in the sports industry, and the impact of sport on wider society.

Exam board:  OCR

Course content:

  • Contemporary issues in sport
  • Developing sports skills
  • Sports leadership
  • Developing knowledge and skills in outdoor activities.

Assessment scheme and structure:

Contemporary issues written 60 minute examination.

Developing sports skills, sports leadership and developing knowledge and skills in outdoor activities (Centre assessed tasks and OCR moderated)- Practical performance, officiating, leadership, coursework, video analysis,

 Core PE

In Year 10, in addition to the GCSE PE offer, students are given the opportunity to develop their leadership skills further but having the option of participating in the Sports Leader Level 2 Award or the Dance Leaders Award. The Level 2 Award builds on the skills developed in the Young Leader Award. Students continue to develop their organization, motivation and communication skills but also focus on positive role models in sport, how to mentor others and how to use leadership in a variety of settings.

Our current Sports Leaders have successfully led Basketball tournaments, Bench Ball tournaments and fitness sessions for Primary aged students.

The Dance Leader Award allows our talented and enthusiastic dancers to develop their leadership skills further. Learners who participated in this qualification must demonstrate their ability to lead Dance activities with confidence and enthusiasm. 

For more information on the Sports Leader Level 2 Award or the Dance Leader Award please visit http://www.sportsleaders.org

In addition to the qualifications on offer, Year 10 students participate in fitness, games, Trampolining, Climbing, Canoeing, Athletics and Rounders.

In Year 11, students continue to develop their knowledge of an active healthy lifestyle and participate in a range of activities such as Health and Fitness, Trampolining, Games and Energy Fusion.

Key Stage 5

The PE department currently lead and coordinate the vInspired programme; the UKs leading youth volunteering charity. Participating in the vInspired programme contributes to our student’s skills, confidence and employability.

For more information on the vInspired programme please visit https://vinspired.com/

Extra Curricular

The PE department have a selection of activities that run during lunch times or after school. At present, activities on offer are Badminton, Basketball, Fitness, Cross Country,Yoga, Football, Netball and Trampolining. Click here for information on this terms clubs.

Alongside our clubs, the school participates in a number of trips and visits including: Ski Trip Italy 2019, air jump, Olympic park trip, GCSE student conference, England Vs Uganda netball, climbing at The Reach, fixtures in football, netball & athletics.  We also support national initiatives such as Sports Relief, National School Sports Week and are fortunate to have been able to host many professional athlete visits to the school.


Primary School Links

One of our PE team is also the Primary School Sports Coordinator for the area and helps to run a number of activities and inter-school tournaments.