Physical Education

Our approach to the PE curriculum

The PE department recognises that there are four separate categories that the high quality programme at Fulham Boys School (FBS) can offer; PE Lessons, Games Lessons, Competitive Sports and Co-curricular Sports. These separate categories will enable sport to be freely available to all boys that attend the school; it will push those that are talented and encourage those who are less able.All pupils are entitled to benefit from high quality PE provision and there is significant evidence to show that this supports other learning right across the curriculum.

It also contributes to healthy and active lifestyles, improves emotional well-being, reduces poor behaviour, increases attendance and develops key skills such as leadership, confidence, social and team building skills. Our PE curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils develop the fundamental skills and competence to excel in a wide range of physical activities by providing a broad and balanced curriculum with opportunities for all to enjoy.

A high quality PE curriculum will develop physical literacy and will allow pupils to learn about themselves, the importance of a healthy lifestyle, self-expression and concepts such as fair play and respect. It also contributes to the development of a range of important cognitive skills such as decision making and analysis, and social skills such as teamwork and communication. These skills are transitional between the key stages; from core PE in KS3 to A Level and BTEC at KS5.

Our approach to lessons

Teaching Groups 


All classes are taught in academic sets; the PE and Games lessons will have mixed ability boys. There are a mixture of different types of PE on offer; there are invasion games, striking and fielding games, net and wall games and fitness. The Year 9 classes will all receive the chance to complete a Learn to Row programme. There will also additional lessons for those pupils in Year 9 that don’t opt to do two languages.


There is one BTEC and one GCSE  class in Year 10 and Year 11. This equates to up to 40 pupils from the cohorts.

The BTEC examination company is EdExcel and the GCSE is AQA.


In the temporary site there will be ongoing developments of where the different activities take place. There will be up to 5 separate PE lessons occurring at one time. Games afternoons will take place at Barn Elms. Swimming will take place at Virgin Active, Fulham Pools. Rowing will take place at Fulham Reach for Year 9, 10 and 11.

Assessment for all KS3 lessons is done during the 6th week of each module. Pupils will be assessed on their application and knowledge and understanding of the skills they have learned. They will also be videoed for moderation in the game based scenarios.

Department Staff

Department staff

  • Dan Lane - Head of Sport:
  • Jim Sanderson - Teacher in charge of PE
  • Aaron Long - Head of Wilberforce House and PE Teacher
  • Darren Boswarva - Head of Liddell House and PE Teacher
  • Jack Goldberg - PE teacher and T&L Team
  • Josh Missen - Teacher in charge of non-core Sports
  • Will Campbell - Rowing Teacher and Learning Support Assistant

Throughout KS3 the lessons covered are as follows:

Year Group

Number of Lessons




Basketball, Fitness, Hockey, Badminton, Cricket



Rugby, Football, Gymnastics, OAA, Athletics



Basketball, Fitness, Hockey, Badminton, Cricket



Rugby, Football, Gymnastics, OAA, Athletics (for (9.3, 9.4 and 9.5)


PE GCSE has been designed to allow learners to study Physical Education (PE) in an academic setting, allowing them to critically analyse and evaluate physical performance and apply their experience of practical activities in developing their knowledge and understanding of the subject. It is made up of 60% theory and 40% practical. The theory content is split into two exams. Paper 1 examines the physical factors affecting performance. Paper 2 examines socio-cultural issues and sports psychology. The practical content test the performance, analysis and evaluation in three different sports. Playing for a club outside of school is essential.

Content Overview

Paper 1:

  • Applied anatomy and physiology 
  • Movement analysis 
  • Physical training
  • Use of data 

Paper 2:

  • Sports psychology
  • Socio-cultural influences 
  • Health, fitness and wellbeing
  • Use of data

Non-exam assessment: 

  • Practical performance in physical activity and sport
  • Paper 1 will be studied in Year 10 and and each of the modules will be examined with end of topic tests.
  • Paper 2 will be studied in Year 11 and and each of the modules will be examined with end of topic tests.
  • Non exam assessment will be taught through out both years.

BTEC Sport will allow you to develop a broader understanding of the sports sector; including exploring sports events and an in depth look at sports health and fitness topics. In addition it introduces a number of specialist areas and the opportunity to acquire some of the practical skills identified by employers as the fundamental building blocks for future competence in the workplace. You will develop your knowledge and skills to be able to plan and lead a range of practical sport activities, helping you to improve your practical sports performance. 

Content Overview:

  • Unit 1: Fitness for Sport and Exercise (External Exam)
  • Unit 2: Practical Performance in Sport (Internal Coursework)
  • Unit 3: Applying the Principles of Personal Training (Internal Coursework)
  • Unit 4:The Mind and Sports Performance (Internal Coursework)

Please go to: here for the full specification.

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