Teaching & Learning

Physical Education

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

2 Timothy 4:7

curriculum intent

Physical Education underpins the development of the student as a whole. We all need to lead an active and healthy lifestyle. Exercise is fundamental as it will improve the quality and longevity of life. The aim of the PE department is to teach young people to be lifelong, healthy members of society. This is achieved through regular participation in physical activity and developing an understanding of how to respect themselves, physically, emotionally and socially.  

PE lessons will encourage students to develop their self-esteem, confidence, self-discipline and sense of personal morality and spirituality. Students will hold high expectations of themselves and others, developed through abiding and adhering to rules and working collaboratively. Students will use their God given talents and reach the high possible levels of achievement, through the extra-curricular activities offered, which include competitive and recreational opportunities. 

curriculum overview: core pe


curriculum overview: gcse pe 


curriculum overview: btec sports


subject specific information

Physical Education at Cardinal Newman School offers a range of activities and experiences to enable students to gain understanding and competence in physical activities.

The curriculum is designed to foster enjoyment, mental and physical challenge and development of self-confidence. We aim to improve awareness of healthy lifestyles and inspire students to pursue physical activities after school and in later life.

The aims of the PE Department support and relate to, the whole school aims.

  • To give young people the skills to develop into healthy and active young people
  • To provide a broad curriculum for all 
  • To provide competitive activities with groups and individuals at local, county and national level
  • To develop good sportsmanship
  • To develop understanding of the importance of regular exercise for a healthy lifestyle 
  • To develop an understanding of own and others strengths and limitations  

The PE Department

Exam Specifications can be found below: 

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Warden Hill Rd,
Luton ,
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