Physical Education

We support pupils’ health and fitness by providing opportunities to excel in competitive sport and activity

Judgemeadow Community College has a high quality physical education curriculum that inspires and gives opportunities for all students to succeed and excel in competitive sport and physically demanding activities. The curriculum provides a range of activities that allows students to learn a broad range of life skills such as communication, collaboration and competition.

We provide opportunities for all learners to become physically confident in a way which supports our students’ health and fitness by engaging in various activities that encourage independent learning.  Skills developed can also help to build character and embed values such as fairness, teamwork, resilience and respect.

The P.E curriculum at Judgemeadow enables students to develop an understanding of how to improve in many different physical activities and encourages students to evaluate, reflect, analyse and recognise their own, and others successes.

PE hours per week
Year 7: 2 hours Year 8: 2 hours Year 9: 1 hour Year 10: 2 hours Year 11: 1 hour



The first three years of high-quality physical education are designed to give a wide range of opportunities that help students become physically confident in a way, which supports each student’s health and fitness. The broad and balanced PE curriculum at Judgemeadow enables students to develop an understanding of how to improve in many different physical activities and encourages students to evaluate, reflect, analyse and recognise their own, and others’ successes. Please see below an example of what is covered across the different year group:

P.E. Curriculum Map

PE Knowledge Organiser

Lunchtime Wellbeing Programme



During Years 10 and 11 students will be offered a variety of activities that further develop skills/techniques, strength and power. The programme is a combination of set units of work (e.g. Fitness, team games, individual games, other competitive activities or dance, OAA). All students will have some choice of which activity they prefer.


There are a broad range of activities that regularly appear in our KS4 programme including: football, hockey, netball, urban rebounding, dance, basketball, table tennis, unihoc, badminton, tennis, cross-country, athletics, rounder’s, cricket, volleyball, orienteering, rugby and fitness. Skills developed will also help to build character and embed values such as fairness, teamwork, resilience and respect.


KS4 Options

If your child chooses Sport as an option then they will follow 1 of 2 strands.

OCR GCSE Physical Education or OCR National Sport Studies. The PE faculty will make the decision, which is most appropriate for your child.

The following links will give more information on both qualifications

OCR GCSE PE Theoretical Specification:

OCR GCSE PE Non-exam Assessment Specification:

OCR National Sports Studies:



This demanding course will provide students with an opportunity to study theoretical aspects of Physical Education. Throughout the examination PE course, students will be encouraged to improve their knowledge of sports science through research, along with developing their physical skills. Students are continually assessed and are expected to take part in extracurricular sport. The course is ideal for student who regularly participates in three competitive sports.


How will the course be assessed?

content overview Assessment Overview
Applied anatomy and physiology. Physical training

Physical factors affecting performance (01)

60 marks

1 hour exam paper

30% of total GCSE

Socio-cultural influences

Sports psychology

Health, fitness and well-being

Socio-cultural and sports psychology (02)

60 marks

1 hour exam paper

30% of total GCSE

Practical activity assessment

Analysing and Evaluating Performance (AEP)

Performance in physical education (03)

80 marks

non-exam assessment (NEA)

40% of total GCSE

OCR National Sports Studies

Pupils will complete 4 units.


We offer an extensive range of extracurricular clubs and activities. All of our students at Judgemeadow are encouraged to attend and participate in either a performing, leading or officiating role. We have representative teams in football, cricket, table tennis, badminton, basketball, rugby, rounder’s and athletics. We have specialist coaches working with the college staff during some of these clubs and team sessions. The College has been awarded the ‘Football Associations Charter Standard’ and ‘Badminton England’s Premier School Status’.



We offer specialised teaching areas across our curriculum. These include indoor facilities, like our new four badminton court sports hall, dance studio/gymnasium and a fitness room. We have a huge amount of outdoor space covering 65 acres, also the Football Foundation funded 3G rubber crumb football pitch alongside the multi use games area.



Students are very strongly advised NOT TO bring valuable items to school on days when they have P.E. as we do not have facilities for safe storage. Whilst every effort is made by the PE staff to maintain tight security, the PE Faculty cannot guarantee this at all times and therefore cannot be liable for the loss of any valuables e.g. mobile telephones, wallets etc



Students are required to wear appropriate PE kit in colours as below – please note that grey is not considered PE kit and fashion leggings are not considered appropriate (any student wearing fashion leggings or grey joggers/tops will be asked to change into spare kit).

It is the policy of Judgemeadow Community College PE department that students should bring their PE kit to all PE lessons, regardless of whether they are physically taking part or not.

The reasons for this are that the programme of study for Physical Education at KS4 requires students to take up different roles and responsibilities including leadership, coaching and officiating. Students should also be able to evaluate and offer suggestions for improvements in other performers. Therefore, our policy is that all students bring PE kit to every PE lesson.

If your son/daughter is unable physically to take part in the lesson, they are required to bring a note with a contact phone number and signed by a parent or guardian (person with parental responsibility). They are required to do this for every lesson missed. If there is a prolonged illness or injury, then students must provide a medical note. If students fail to bring kit, they will be provided with clean spare kit.


PE Kit

Boys Girls
  • Judgemeadow RED t-shirt
  • Judgemeadow training top
  • PLAIN BLACK tracksuit bottoms or BLACK shorts or WHITE shorts
  • Trainers (A different pair from those worn commuting to college)
  • Football boots (Football/Rugby/Hockey)
  • Judgemeadow RED t-shirt
  • Judgemeadow BLACK jumper
  • PLAIN BLACK tracksuit bottoms or BLACK shorts or BLACK leggings
  • Trainers (A different pair from those worn commuting to college)
  • Football boots (Football/Rugby/Hockey)

These items should be purchased from The Schoolwear Centre, Charles Street, Leicester or their online service who stock the approved items.


NOTE: All students are required to wear football boots when on the Football Foundation. This DOES NOT include AstroTurf trainers.

We advise that students should wear base layers, hats and gloves during the cold weather.

In addition, we* strongly recommend that students wear studded footwear and shin pads for activities on the playing fields/Football Foundation areas, and that a gum shield is worn when playing rugby or hockey.
(*These items are strongly recommended by the National Governing Body of the relevant sports and endorsed as safe practice by the AfPE.)

During the summer term, the boys will wear all white kit, the girls red shorts or leggings and a white top. 

All items of clothing must be labelled with the student’s name. Should it be lost, the property, when found, can easily be returned. Unclaimed, un-named property will be passed to a charity shop after one week.

LeicesterShire & Rutland Sport

LRS School Fixtures is the one-stop shop for competitive school sport across Leicester-Shire, Leicester City & Rutland. 

It aims to give every young person in every school the opportunity to compete in a variety of school sport competitions, via appropriate locally scheduled leagues and one off events, which in many cases feed through to county finals and beyond. 

On the LRS School Fixtures website you can:

    • explore sports taking place and find local club information
    • view school profile pages
    • check out upcoming fixtures
    • look at the latest results, and competition league tables
    • find out if your school has won a competition and are going through to a Leicester-Shire & Rutland School Games’ final
    • find out about the latest school sport news and upcoming events

To visit the website, click here.


Sport for all

At Judgemeadow everyone has the opportunity to participate in out of school hours sporting activity.

Contact Information

Head of Physical Education Department

Leanne Taylor