Ofsted Outstanding

Physical Education


Aims and Vision of the PE Faculty

At Babington we want all our students to enjoy and make outstanding progress in PE. We are a faculty that is passionate about encouraging all our students to reach their potential and offer a wide and varied curriculum to allow for this.  We encourage our students to achieve not only academically but also to develop them as leaders, creative thinkers and develop a lifelong passion for physical activity.  Students are given the opportunity to act as leaders which enables them to develop their communication skills, confidence and independence.


  • Sports Hall - 4 Badminton Courts: used for badminton, basketball, handball, volleyball, sports hall athletics, netball and many fixtures.
  • Badminton Hall - 4 Badminton Courts: used for badminton and fitness.
  • Gym -
  • Outside Courts – 2 basketball courts
  • Field - rugby, football, rounders, cricket, athletics

Topics Studied in Years 7 and 8 – KS3

At Babington we believe that it is important to deliver a curriculum that is broad and balanced which offers opportunities for new skill development. It builds on KS2 learning and competition, covering games, dance and outdoor and adventurous activities.

  • Invasion games: Football, Rugby, Netball, Basketball, Handball
  • Net and wall games: Badminton, Volleyball
  • Striking and Fielding games: Rounders, Softball, Cricket
  • Target games: Tri golf, new age curling, archery
  • Gymnastics: Formal Gymnastics, Trampolining
  • Fitness activities we teach: Yoga, Aerobics, boxercise,
  • Athletics activities: Sprints, middle distance, long distance, throws (Javelin, shot, discus), Jumps (Long and Triple)
  • Dance: creative and expressive dance, Zumba
  • Outdoor and adventurous activities
  • Miscellaneous; Roller Skating, Boxing
  • GCSE terminology – we pride ourselves on extending students literacy through the teaching of technical terminology required at GCSE level in all core PE lessons. 
  • Take over days – to engage students further we plan and deliver a range of ‘take over days’ which offer our students opportunities to try a new sport. These include zorbing, African dance, taekwondo, yoga and Bollywood workshops.


Examinations Offered and Topics Studied in years 9, 10 and 11  KS4 

All year 9, 10 and 11 students follow a core PE programme which now includes more competition and theoretical content which teaches the key terms associated with PE. They can also opt to take the new GCSE PE course with the OCR exam board. This course is 60% theory and 30% practical where the students will receive practical scores in 3 different sports. One must be an individual sport, one a team sport and the final one from either list in the specification. The final 10% is awarded for an analysis of performance project. 

OCR GCSE PE Specification

We also offer the AQA Technical Award in Sport where students learn leadership skills and about the sports industry.  

Topics Studied in years 9, 10 and 11 – KS4

  • Invasion games: Football, Rugby, Netball, Basketball, 
  • Handball
  • Net games: Badminton, Volleyball
  • Striking and Fielding games: Rounders, Softball, Cricket
  • Target games: Tri golf, new age curling, archery
  • Gymnastics: Formal Gymnastics, Trampolining
  • Fitness activities: Yoga, Aerobics, boxercise,
  • Athletics activities: Sprints, middle distance, long distance, throws (Javelin, shot, discus), Jumps (High, Long, Triple)
  • Outdoor and adventurous activities
  • Miscellaneous: Roller Skating, Boxing, Dance
  • Leadership and feedback through the use of iPad technology

To extend and enrich the curriculum we offer a variety of activities through the ‘Loving Learning something new programme.  Students can select from fencing, archery, kayaking, swimming, Zumba, badminton, circus skills, dance and roller disco.


Trips, Visits and Residential Opportunities 

Rewards trips to watch sporting events or take part in physical activities. – elite performance and performance pathways
 Opportunity for examination students to visit a National Centre of excellence.
Huge number of opportunities to represent school teams in league, cup and one off tournaments at local and national level.
Leadership opportunities allowing students to deliver sessions in our feeder primary schools

Performance Pathways

To enable our students to compete in sports outside of school we offer a range of programmes that they can participate in after school at Babington and then the link with the club gives them the opportunity to join a performance pathway.  We run Premier kicks football with LCFC and also a Badminton programme also with LCFC.  With DeMontfort University we offer a dance programme called ‘moving together’.

Extra-Curricular Opportunities

We believe that the PE Faculty plays a major role in the provision of activities outside School hours.  All students are encouraged to attend and some clubs run before school from 7.30 whilst others run after school. We also compete against other schools in a wide range of sports.

  • Badminton
  • Dodgeball
  • Rugby
  • Netball
  • Extreme fitness
  • Girls cricket
  • Girls kickboxing
  • Running
  • Football
  • Cricket
  • Trampoline
  • Skateboarding
  • Basketball
  • Disability sport
  • Girls Can
  • Handball
  • Zumba
  • Pool Club

Helping Your Child with Homework 

Encourage pupils to attend extracurricular activities.
Ask pupils to show you their IT feedback for their practical performance.
Ask examination pupils to show Unit Review sheets to show progress and work that needs to be submitted.
Encourage students to show you the Edmodo website and complete homework which has been set.

Here are some websites that may help with your child’s homework.

BBC GCSE bitesize has lots of useful revision and self-testing pages for GCSE students


The BBC sport website helps students learn about current sporting issues


s-cool provides revision questions and guidance for GCSE PE

​  www.s-cool.co.uk › GCSE



To find out more information regarding the curriculum at Babington, please contact:

Fiona Addison - Assistant Principal


Tel: 0116 2221616


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