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Blackfen School for Girls

Blackfen School for Girls

Raising aspirations - releasing potential

Physical Education

Welcome to the Blackfen School for Girls PE Department, a growing, energetic and exciting department  full of sporting talent.


• Offer every student a broad and balanced curriculum covering a range of physical activities

• Promote lifelong learning by making students aware of the benefits of participating in physical activity

• Develop every student's potential by providing suitable challenges and encouraging the pursuit of excellence

• Stimulate every student to become independent, hardworking and self-disciplined

• Enable every student with moral and ethical awareness: respect for others, fair play and sportsmanship

• Create a happy and caring environment which promotes the development of self-esteem, self-confidence & physical literacy


Teaching and Learning


During KS3 students experience a wide range of activities developing the skills needed to be successful over a period of time. The focus is developing confidence and physical literacy to enable successful participation for all. All lessons are practical with theoretical aspects embedded.

During each year group, learning is delivered on a carousel to ensure all students experience the same or very similar curriculum based. Therefore each term may have a different activity to other groups, but by the end of the year all groups will have shared the same experiences. The only term this does not apply to is the last term during in which all pupils participate in Athletics and Striking and fielding games.


KS3 Curriculum Map of Activities 









Year 7






S & F







S & F

Year 8






S & F







S & F

Year 9






S & F







S & F


KS4 Awards:

At the end of year 9 students experience three different ways of performing and at this point decide how they would like to participate in PE in years 10 and 11. The curriculum is planned by the students themselves to ensure the activities suit their preferred participation style. There are three possible routes:

Sports/Dance Leadership Routes

The leadership route is designed for pupils who wish to take on the role of coach or leader and develop skill sin order to work with others to develop skill and participation. During KS4 students will have the opportunity to work with younger students from local primary schools, running coaching sessions and sports festivals.

In Brief:

Pupils gain the Sports/Dance Leaders award

For pupils who enjoy coaching and organising activities

Want to work with young people

Prefer to take on other roles involved in sport such as leader, organiser, referee, coach

Who are interested in coaching or teaching after leaving school.

Duke of Edinburgh Route

The Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE) is a youth awards programme founded in the United Kingdom in 1956 by Prince Philip, which recognises adolescents and young adults for completing a series of self-improvement exercises. The programmes are at three progressive levels, which, if successfully completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. To complete all three awards takes between one and four years, and they must be completed by the participant's twenty-fifth birthday. There are around 300,000 participants enrolled annually, with the award expanding to 140 other countries.

 With assistance from adult Leaders, participants select and set objectives in each of the following areas:

·         Volunteering: Undertaking service to individuals or the community.

·         Physical: Improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities.

·         Skills: Developing practical and social skills and personal interests.

·         Expedition: planning, training for and completion of an adventurous journey in the UK


Expedition Section 

The Expedition Section is arguably the most exciting aspect of doing the Award.  The Award that you are enrolled on will determine how long your expedition will last and the location it will take place. 

·         Bronze: 2 days, 1 night camping

There will be two expeditions undertaken on each Award, a practice and a qualifier, along with a Navigation Training Day sometime beforehand.  The school will organise all expeditions and training.  


Clubs and Teams

We offer extra-curricular opportunities across a range of clubs and teams in the following sports:

  • Handball
  • Football
  • Cheerleading
  • Netball
  • Cricket
  • Basketball
  • Badminton
  • Fitness
  • Athletics
  • Yoga
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday


Mr Momodu


Miss Hassall


Mrs Langham


Mr Williams



Termly activities

Charlton FC match day with daughter

Staff fitness boot camp

Events throughout the school year

Charlton Athletic U13/U15 EFL Tournament

Sports hall athletics KS3

School games handball KS3

School games rugby KS3


Sports day

DofE workshops


EFL U13'S Girls Cup at Charlton Athletic Community Trust



Offer at Key Stage 4:

  • Students will be studying the new BTEC Level 2 Tech Award in Sport as an option
  • Success in this course can lead to studying BTEC Level 3 Sport
  • All individual components are graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction. Awards and Certificates are graded in the same way.

Components Delivered:

What will I be studying?

The three components focus on the assessment of knowledge, skills and practices. These are all essential to developing a basis for progression and, therefore, learners need to achieve all components in order to achieve.


Learners are required to complete and achieve all three components in the qualification.

Pearson BTEC Level 1 / 2 Tech Award in Sport
Component number Component title GLH Level How assessed
1 Preparing participants to take part in Sport and Physical activity 36 1/2 Internal – externally moderated
2 Taking part and improving other participants sporting performance 36 1/2 Internal – externally moderated
3 Developing fitness to improve other participants performance in Sport and Physical activity 48 1/2 External Synoptic


How will I be assessed?

External Unit

There is one external assessment in component 3. This component requires learners to apply knowledge and understanding of the importance of fitness and the different types of fitness for performance in sport and physical activity. They will also develop an understanding of the body and fitness testing.

Internal Units

Internal assessment for component 1 explores different types and provision of sport and physical activity available for different types of participants, barriers to participation and ways to overcome these barriers to increase participation in sport and physical activity. They will also research equipment and technological advances.

Internal assessment for component 2 will investigate the components of fitness and their effect on performance, take part in practical sport, explore the role of officials in sport and learn to apply methods and sporting drills to improve other participants’ sporting performance.