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Physical education at Lutterworth College offers many sporting opportunities to take part in and enjoy. The subject is taught in many engaging ways from a great team of supportive staff. PE is the lesson I always look forward to!

George Escott, past student


During a pupils time in key stage 3 PE they will be offered a wide variety of sporting activities all of which will offer a range of skills to make them a rounded sports person and assist in everyday life. 

The expectations we have of our pupils is that by the end of key stage 3 they are able to lead warm ups, independently create sequences, movements and tactics appropriate to the activities being taught and to undertake peer and self-assessment.  Pupils are assessed by the teachers, using a matrix whereby we consider leadership, health and safety, anatomy and physiology, physical, mental and social skills as well as a balanced, healthy active lifestyle. We expect all pupils to make progress in PE. 


PE is a CORE subject.  Everyone does three lessons per fortnight.


Why is Core PE so important?

Physical education (PE) is part of every child’s entitlement to a good education. It is unique in that it is taught through physical activity in weekly practical lessons both indoors and outdoors, in a wide range of physical, creative and aesthetic settings. It provides pupils with the generic skills, knowledge and understanding they need to become physically literate, and at the same time gives most of them their first regular experiences of sport. When taught well, physical education enthuses and inspires pupils to participate fully and develop a life-long love of physical activity, sport and exercise.

Ofsted, 2013                                                                                             

What does Core PE involve?

Core PE involves students accessing a range of activities, with the aim to encourage students to take part in physical activity in later life. This includes activities such as Football, Netball, Rugby, Tennis, Trampolining, Athletics, Rounders, Basketball, Tchoukball, Handball, Dodgeball, Badminton, Hockey, Kabaddi and many more.

Extra-Curricular Sport Schools should provide:

     Staff offer extensive extra-curricular opportunities for pupils. These include activities in sports and in the arts. Governors are passionate about the value of extra-curricular activities. They understand the importance of these opportunities in developing the whole young person.

Ofsted, 2017

Lutterworth College currently runs a wide range of activities every lunch time, most evenings and some weekends.  Please ask for further details.

We also hold an annual Sports Day during the summer term.


Course Title: GCSE PE
Exam Board: Edexcel
Outcome: GCSE (Grades 9-1)
Course Contact: Mr D Laywood

This course is aimed at those who have an interest in sport that goes beyond merely wanting to play games.  It is intended for those students who not only enjoy participating in sport, but are also interested in why and how sports develop and their effects upon the human body and mind.

Is this the right course for you?

  • Do you play two or more sports?
  • Are you passionate about sport?
  • Do you want to work in the sport / leisure industry in the future?
  • Do you want to develop leadership skills in sport?
  • Are you interested in anatomy and physiology?
  • Are you good at exams and prepared to work hard over two years? 

How the course works

Practical - you select 3 activities and are graded in each which totals to 30%.

Personal Exercise Plan - planning, carrying out and evaluating a Personal Exercise Plan total 10%.

Theory exam- covers a range of topics including the cardio-vascular system and drugs in sport. You sit two exams at the end of the two-year course for a total of three hours which equates to 60% of your overall grade.

Course Entry Requirements:

  • A genuine interest in PE and an understanding of how the body works
  • Play at least 2 Sports/Physical activities competitively/to a high standard
  • English 5C or higher and PE grade of 6 or higher (or equivalent)
  • Acknowledgement that the course is about both practical and theory and not just practical.

Btec Sport First Award 

Course Title: BTEC Sport First Award
Exam Board: Edexcel
Outcome: Pass/Merit/Distinction/*
Course Contact: Mrs B Samaria

What does the course involve?


 Fitness for Sport and Exercise (25%) 

Practical Sport

Leading Sports Activities

Training for Personal Fitness (75%)

Is this the right course for you?

  • Do you want to follow a vocational pathway (practical, work based learning)?
  • Are you passionate about sport?
  • Do you want to work in the sport / leisure industry in the future?
  • Do you want to develop leadership skills in sport (Additional Sports Leadership Qualification)? 

What is a BTEC first award?

The skills learnt in studying a BTEC First will aid progression to further study and prepare learners for the workplace. In the sport sector, typical employment opportunities may include working as a coach or as a fitness instructor. These qualifications are intended primarily for learners in the 14–19 age group, but may also be used by other learners who wish to gain an introductory understanding of a vocational area. When taken as part of a balanced curriculum, there is a clear progression route to a level 3 course or an apprenticeship.

BTECs are vocationally related qualifications, where learners develop knowledge and understanding by applying their learning and skills in a work-related context. Additionally, they are popular and effective because they engage learners to take responsibility for their own learning and to develop skills that are essential for the modern-day workplace. These skills include: team working; working from a prescribed brief; working to deadlines; presenting information effectively; and accurately completing administrative tasks and processes. BTEC Firsts motivate learners, and open doors to progression into further study and responsibility within the workplace .

What is a BTEC first award worth?

The qualification is the equivalent to 1 GCSE. You will be graded at either Pass, Merit, Distinction or distinction* level. Some coursework will have to be sent off as a sample to an external moderator.

English and mathematics knowledge and skill

It is likely that learners will be working towards English and mathematics qualifications at Key Stage 4 or above. This BTEC First qualification provides further opportunity to enhance and reinforce skills in English and mathematics in naturally occurring, relevant, work-related contexts.

Progression opportunities

Follow BTEC Level 3 subsidiary Diploma in Sport here at Lutterworth College! Many BTEC Students work in leisure centres, Sports Centres, Outdoor Pursuits centres. Some students go onto BTEC Level 3 – these carry UCAS Points and can help you get to university. Some BTEC students go on to become PE teachers!


 Course Title: A Level Physical Education
Course Type: A Level
Exam Board: OCR
Course Contact: Mrs K Wadsworth

What will I study?

Students will study the anatomy and physiology of the human body as well as how to train the body for optimal sports performance.  They will also study skill acquisition and psychology looking into the mind of the sports performer. Students will also study contemporary issues in sport which relate to the culture and heritage of sport. They will also study technology in sport with a focus on how new technology can aid sports performance.  Students will conduct a practical sports assessment and be required to analyse the performance of others. This will involve an oral examination where students identify a performer’s strengths and weaknesses and make recommendations for improvement.  

Where will this course take me?

Students will be able to continue to study a Sport related course at university.  The course could lead to careers such as a physiotherapist, Physical Education teacher, personal trainer and sports scientist. Many of our students go onto study at university and praise the course for preparing them with the study skills required for university.

Entry requirements:

Students must have achieved at least a grade 5 on the GCSE Physical Education theory paper or a Distinction on the Level 2 BTEC Sport course.  Students will also need to play one sport at a high level from those listed in the specification (PE Staff can advise which sports are on this list).  A high level of organisation and the ability to prioritise workloads is also required. 

Course Title: Btec National Extended Certificate in Sport  
Course Type: BTEC Level 3
Exam Board: Edexcel
Course Contact: Mr M Hodges



What will I study?

Students will study Anatomy and Physiology, Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Wellbeing, Professional Development in the Sports Industry and Practical Sport. The Anatomy and Physiology and Fitness Training units are externally assessed.  All other units are coursework based and will be in the form of written reports, presentations and group tasks. These units will provide the student with a broad range of knowledge in this sector. The course will be taught in a practical way with students placed in vocational situations. We feel this method of teaching prepares students for the work place. 

Where will this course take me?

Students will be able to continue to study a Sport related course at university.  The course could lead to careers such as fitness instructor, Physical Education teacher, personal trainer and sports coach. Many of our students go onto study at university and praise the BTEC course for preparing them with the study skills required for university.

Entry requirements:

There are no specific entry requirements for this course but GCSE PE at grade C or above or level 2 BTEC at Merit or above is recommended for outcomes to be successful. Students will also need a high level of organisation and the ability to prioritise workloads. Students will also require a good level of ICT skills in word and PowerPoint.

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