Physical Education


Our department offers a broad and balanced curriculum in Physical Education (PE). In the first years of secondary school (Key Stage 3: Years 7, 8 and 9), students develop an understanding and awareness of a wide variety of athletic skills, gymnastics and games. In the final stage of Secondary school (Key Stage 4: Years 10 and 11), students develop leadership skills and comprehend the need to continue exercising as part of a healthy lifestyle.

In order to maintain a healthy lifestyle, we advise all pupils to participate in physical activities from three to five days per week for a continuous period of time, lasting a minimum of 20-30 minutes per day.

  • Outcomes – Students taking BTEC Sports science to better than average at Hartsdown
  • Supporting Students – PE at Hartsdown is inclusive with a wide range of sports helping students of all abilities become healthier and enjoy exercise


Key Stage 3

Key Stage 4

Key Stage 5

Student Comments

“I have really enjoyed Sports Science and I am hoping to go into the fitness industry.”

Year 10

“I love PE and have really enjoyed being part of the school’s teams.”

Year 8