Health is a complete state of physical, social and emotional well-being. We have implemented a Health Based Physical Education curriculum in line with the latest research from the Association of Physical Education.

Our students should be able to:

  • Leave school with the ability to do and enjoy (at least) one sport for the rest of their life.
  • Learn appropriate skills and strategies
  • Respect opponents, teammates, officials and teachers
  • Learn to win and lose graciously
  • Understand the importance of physical fitness and how they can achieve and maintain this
  • Show determination to improve
  • Have a good knowledge of fitness and health
  • Understand that Sport and Exercise is supposed to be fun

Sutton Grammar School has a separate website dedicated to P.E., Athletics, and Sports. For more information, please click on the button below to access our P.E. website.

P.E. Website

Contact Head of Physical Education


We teach the following activities:

  • Games (Football, Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Table Tennis)
  • Swimming (Stroke Development; Competitive, Distance and Survival Swimming)
  • Gymnastics (Floor and Apparatus Gymnastics, Health-related Fitness)
  • Athletic Activities (Track and Field Athletics, Cross County)



Specification – AQA – Physical Education (8582)

PE will offer you the opportunity to develop your skills in a wide range of sports and activities and help you to improve your own performance. You will learn about exercise, how the body works to help you exercise and then, through training, how performance can be improved. The course is practically based and involves participating in a range of practical activities, as well as developing the knowledge to improve your own ability in these activities. For pupils who enjoy sport this will therefore be a very enjoyable course. Choosing this option will also give you more access to practical PE lessons.

There is one exam at the end of the course, worth 60%, which will test your knowledge and understanding of the theory element. There will be two exams at the end of the course that ask questions on Fitness and Body Systems, and Health and Performance. Aspects of Sports Psychology, Socio Cultural issues, basic Biomechanics and Data Analysis are covered in the course. The practical mark is worth 40% of the total mark and you will need to offer three sporting activities for assessment from quite a large range of sports with at least one individual and one team sport. 10% of this mark involves a short piece of course work to create a Personal Exercise Plan to improve performance in one of your chosen sports.

A good grade at GCSE will help you move on to any AS or Advanced level course. If you enjoy your PE at GCSE you might want to continue with the subject at a higher level. While no single GCSE guarantees employment, a PE GCSE serves as an excellent springboard for exploring career paths. Employers across various industries actively seek individuals proficient in teamwork, time management, working under pressure, dedication, and discipline, all qualities that a PE GCSE demonstrates. Therefore a PE GCSE not only enriches your academic profile but also positions you as a candidate equipped with valuable skills sought after by employers in diverse professional fields.


Specification – OCR – Physical Education (H555)

The theoretical side of the A level is broken down into three sections and there are three examinations worth 30%, 20% and 20% respectively.

Physiological factors affecting performance – paper 1
Psychological factors affecting performance – paper 2
Socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport – paper 3

The practical side of the A level is performance in one sport and evaluating and analysing a sport, both worth 15% each.

Students have a games afternoon every Wednesday. They can choose the following options: football, badminton, basketball, netball, tennis or working out in the school gym.