The PE curriculum at CCSC is designed to develop physical and mental skills in order to improve practical performance in a range of team and individual sports. 

Our curriculum looks to build on cross curricular themes which include developing skills and techniques, making and applying decisions, developing physical and mental capacity to succeed, evaluating and improving performance, and promoting and understanding the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle. 

Here is a table outlining the range of individual and team sports that all pupils will undertake in Core PE lessons.

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At Key Stage 4, pupils have the option to select  AQA GCSE Physical Education or OCR Cambridge National Certificate in Sport Science. The exam specification can be found through the following links:


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Also, there are numerous extra-curricular activities and school teams across a range of sports, available to pupils at lunchtime and after school in order to further their learning and skills. The timetabling of these clubs is seasonal and will change through out the academic year. 

From these extra curricular activities we are then able to select squads and teams to enter a wide range of competitions and tournaments as part of the Newcastle under Lyme Schools Sports Association. In order to participate in these tournaments, staff, pupils and spectators are expected to represent themselves in the correct manner and in accordance with the Newcastle School Sports Association Code of Conduct. This can be downloaded here.

To further enhance pupil opportunities the PE department strives to build links with the local sports clubs in the community to provide opportunities for our pupils to for local people to participate in physical activity outside of school. 

Leadership is also a key strand running through the PE curriculum and pupils are given opportunities to develop their leadership skills through PE lessons and in some cases, in partnership with local primaries under the guidance of the School Games Organiser. 

You can keep up to date with the latest PE news and updates by following the CCSC PE department on Twitter and Instagram. 

Twitter – @CCSCStaffs_PE
Instagram - @CCSC_PE

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