Aims of the PE Department

  • To provide outstanding teaching and learning for all students.
  • To promote and develop the physical, social and moral wellbeing of students through sport.
  • To provide all students with the opportunity to participate in an outstanding sport extracurricular programme.
  • To pursue excellence at local, county, regional and national level.
  • To pursue links with local community so that students can access sport beyond the curriculum.
  • When students leave the Academy they have been inspired in PE to continue participating in sport and leading a healthy active lifestyle.


The curriculum provides opportunities for students to develop a range of different skills and an understanding of fitness and health. This is through offering a wide range of different sports and activities within the Key Stage 3 and 4 curriculum. 



Examination PE at Key Stage 4

At Ark Globe, we are offering students the opportunity to study the OCR Cambridge National award in sports science and students will experience a range of both practical and theory lessons.

The course helps students appreciate how sport science underpins sport at all levels. They learn about anatomy, physiology, injury prevention, improving personal fitness through appropriate training and the impact of technology on sport. The course is suitable for students who participate in a range of different sports and have an interest in current sports issues.

Where will the qualification take me?

By successfully completing this course, you will be able to study for the following qualifications at college or university:

  • PE teacher
  • Coaching qualifications
  • Physiotherapist
  • Sports psychologist
  • Sports journalism
  • Sports scientist
  • Personal trainer 
  • Leisure centre management

Course components

R041: Reducing the risk of sports injuries – EXAM UNIT 25%

R042: Applying principles of training – COURSEWORK UNIT 25%

R043: The body’s response to physical activity – COURSEWORK UNIT 25%

R046: Technology in sport – COURSEWORK UNIT 25%


The PE department offers an extensive extra-curricular programme before school (7:30am – 8:15am), breaktime (10:40am – 10:55am) lunchtime (12:45pm – 1:15pm), after school (3:15pm – 4:15pm). Students are encouraged to attend as many of the clubs as possible.


The Academy regularly enters girls and boys teams into a variety of national, county and district competitions; this includes the following:

National County Borough
English Schools Athletics Football Football
NBA Basketball Cross Country Netball
Football Basketball Rugby
English Schools Cross Country Athletics Basketball
  Lee Valley Indoor & Outdoor Athletics Cup Athletics
    Table Tennis

PE Kit


  • Globe black PE top
  • Globe black PE shorts
  • Plain white socks
  • Trainers
  • Globe black ¼ zip top
  • Globe black tracksuit bottoms
  • Plain black sports leggings
  • Plain Black football socks


  • Globe black PE top
  • Globe black PE shorts
  • Plain black football socks
  • Trainers
  • Globe black ¼ zip top
  • Globe black tracksuit bottoms
  • Football boots (moulded stud only)

More information on Academy uniform and the official uniform/kit provider can be found here.  


Physical Education is a compulsory subject for all our students from Year 7 to Year 11. It is a valued subject and has many cross-curricular links especially with health and fitness. Injury or illness may prevent a student physically participating in an activity but does not stop their involvement in the mental aspects of the lesson such as coach, official, instructor, choreographer or analyst.

Students who are unable to participate because of injury or illness should bring a note of explanation signed by a parent or carer. Students who are unable to participate should also bring their kit to the lesson. Exceptions to this rule is if the student has had a major operation, a long term medical condition that prevents them from getting changed or have broken/dislocated a bone. In addition students should hand in any valuables to their teacher before the start of the lesson who will lock them away in the faculty office.