Physical Education/Games

Sport is at the heart of what makes Brymore special.

We have a strong philosophy that every boy should be active, fit and healthy to achieve his best. Boys are encouraged to run Chad’s Hill at least once a week and take part in fitness, circuits and other activities in the evenings.

All boys have something to offer and the key is not winning, but trying your best. Every boy is encouraged to play rugby, hockey or cricket for the Brymore team and boys are taken out frequently to compete with other schools in regional and national competitions across a range of sports, from hockey, cricket and rugby, to race walking and pole vaulting. Students sample a variety of sports including football, gymnastics, basketball, volleyball, swimming, softball, athletics, cross country, hockey along with the traditional rugby and cricket.

Yr 7, 8 & 9 PE

Boys will be covering activities such as Gymnastics, Fitness testing, Outdoor Education and Team Building, Swimming and Athletics.

Yr 7, 8 & 9 Games

Boys will be covering activities such as Rugby, Athletics, Cricket, Softball and Rounders.

In both Games and PE the boys will focus on the 7 headings below. As they go through Key Stage 3 they will look at the following in increasingly more and more depth.

Leadership – Building confidence as leaders and officials, developing skills in both.

Coaching – Evaluating and improving others. Analysing performances and using key terminology to feedback.

Knowledge – PE Theory. Identifying and describing key theory behind physical education.

Decision Making – Practical Performance. Pupil reactions to different situations and using appropriate tactics in a variety of activities.

Mind Set – Their Learning Behaviours. Developing a resilient, persistent and determined performer.

Character – The Sports Person. Developing a performer that demonstrates Sportsmanship, becomes a role model to others and is a good team worker.

Fitness – Balanced, Healthy, Active Lifestyle. Developing understanding of what fitness tests do, how sport can contribute to a Healthy, Active Lifestyle and lastly what effect sport has on our body’s systems.



  • A wide variety of practical activities (Rugby, Badminton, Basketball, Weight training and many more)
  • Healthy active lifestyle (Influences, reason for and benefits of)
  • Excise and fitness (Component of both and effect they have on the body)
  • Physical Fitness (Fitness test, designing training programmes, training methods and designing exercise sessions)
  • Personal Health (Balanced diet)
  • Mind and Body (Body types and effect of drugs)
  • Cardiovascular system (The effect exercise has on it)
  • Respiratory system (The effect exercise has on it)
  • Muscular system (Muscles names, movement and the effect exercise has on them.
  • Skeletal system (Function, Joints and injuries)

How many exams do I take and when?

40% = 1 .5 Hour theory exam in the summer.

60% = Practical exam, based on ability and skills in 4 areas (Rugby, Athletics, Badminton, Leadership, Being an Official, Volleyball, Hockey and many more options) Also there is an analysis section, where students’ knowledge of their main sport will be tested.

A more detailed course breakdown for GCSE can be found here

Head of GCSE PE – Mr L Williams

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