Physical Education

At Patcham High School we aim to provide high quality Physical Education and School Sport. Our Primary aim is to provide all students with the opportunity to develop their own confidence and skilfulness across a wide range of physical activities. Throughout their time at Patcham PE is delivered to students in a fully inclusive manner meaning groups are fully mixed, both in gender and ability. We firmly believe that grouping PE in this way is an excellent vehicle for assisting personal and social development whilst still supporting elite performers.

By offering a diverse range of physical activities our aim is to promote lifelong participation in sport. Current activities on the curriculum include: Swimming, Personal Survival, Lifesaving, Dance, Gymnastics, Football, Netball, Rugby, Handball, Basketball, Athletics, Cricket, Tennis, Table Tennis, Trampolining, Fitness training, Golf and Rounders.

In addition to the PE national curriculum we offer students the opportunity to gain recognised qualifications in PE and Sport. GCSE PE, BTEC in Dance, BTEC first in Sport and both Junior Sport and Dance leadership awards. We have actively developed our KS3 curriculum to support learning and progress that builds a solid platform for progression into our examinable PE/Dance pathways. We have achieved this by focusing on key fundamental skills and techniques across activity areas and embedding key topics of subject knowledge form the theory aspect of courses into Y7 and 8 learning sequences

School sport has a proud tradition at Patcham High and continues to thrive. The school has teams in a full range of sports that play in local leagues, Brighton cups, County Cups and National competitions

Clubs and Teams

All lunchtime and after school clubs are free of charge and are open to all. Students can attend for a number of reasons including the chance to;  develop their knowledge, skills and understanding further; try new sports and physical activities, meet new people, and play competitive sport against other schools.


Year 7                        4 hours a fortnight of which: 3 Hours PE & 1 Hour swimming

All students will learn through the following activities:

Swimming, Rugby, Handball, Gym, Dance, Fitness, Athletics, Striking & Fielding

Year 8                        4 hours a fortnight

All students will learn through the following activities:

Personal Survival/Lifesaving, Gym, Dance, Fitness, Netball, Rugby, Athletics, Cricket


Year 9                        3 hours a fortnight

Every half term students select a chosen sport from a specific activity group e.g. Gymnastics or Dance, Football or Netball. This allows students to have a direct say in their own curricular provision and ensure they are making progress in areas of activity they enjoy and are passionate about.


Year 10 & 11  3 hours a fortnight

All students follow a student led curriculum whereby they choose an appropriate thread in each of the following modules:

Practical Sport, Development of Personal Fitness; Leadership and Officiating; Alternative activities


Options in PE          an additional 5 hours a fortnight

At KS4 students can elect to study BTEC Dance, GCSE PE or Sport BTEC.

These courses are suited to those with an interest in continuing their PE studies at college or going into a sporting based vocation.

2017 Results:                                 Dance 100% L2 Pass – Distinction*                  GCSE PE 68% A*-C

Predicted 2018 Results:               Dance 100% L2 Pass – Distinction*                  GCSE PE 72% 4-9                      BTEC Sport 100% L2 Pass – Distinction*