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Physical Education forms a major part of the timetable. Sport at Lingfield College is held in very high regard, and we believe it is an integral part of a pupil's holistic development. We are very proud of the high standard of the sport we offer, as well as the exceptionally high participation rates across all year groups. Our Autumn Term 2023 Sports Round-up is now available to read.

Hockey, netball and football form the core of major team sports representation in the Autumn and Spring terms whilst cricket, athletics, tennis and rounders provide the main options for the Summer term. For more details on the sports on offer please visit our Co-Curricular pages.

Students have access to an excellent range of facilities. Sixteen acres of the School site are dedicated to sports. The facilities comprise a modern indoor sports hall, artificial floodlit hockey and tennis surfaces, all-weather netball and tennis courts and a fully equipped Fitness Suite. There are also eight all-weather cricket nets, two re-laid cricket squares and four new tennis and netball courts. The School is fully committed to providing and maintaining top-class facilities for the development of and participation in a wide range of sports. We are successful at county and national level competitions across all the major sports. A number of students go on to represent the county and region and there is a regular programme of sports tours and competitions for all year groups.

Highly motivated Physical Education teachers work with several external coaching experts to form the nucleus of what is a very successful, progressive and inclusive sporting environment for our pupils.

PE is one of my favourite subjects; I find it very relevant and practical as I can develop a deeper understanding of everyday sporting activities and movements.


Courses offered

GCSE Physical Education

What will I learn?
Students will undertake various practical activities, including team and individual sports, and demonstrate their abilities in increasingly challenging situations. Students will also learn the theoretical concepts that underpin how sporting performances can be developed and enhanced and apply this in practice. They will cultivate the ability to think, act and react under pressure, whilst also developing transferable skills, including decision-making, psychological understanding of people, independent thinking, problem-solving and analytical skills.

Topics will include:

  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Movement analysis
  • Physical training
  • Health, fitness and well-being
  • Sport psychology
  • Socio-cultural influences
  • Use of data

Pupils choose three sports from the official list (1 x individual, 1 x team & 1 free choice) to be assessed in practically. Pupils will study this course during year 10 and 11 through three formal lessons. Two of these will be classroom based aimed at theoretical concepts and the other will be practical focusing either on their chosen sports or their coursework.

A Level Physical Education

Aims of the Course

The aims and objectives of this qualification are to enable students to:

  • Develop theoretical knowledge and understanding of the factors that underpin physical activity and sport
  • Understand how physiological and psychological states affect performance
  • Understand the key socio-cultural factors that influence people’s involvement in physical activity and sport
  • Develop their ability to analyse and evaluate to improve performance
  • Improve as effective and independent learners and as critical and reflective thinkers with curious and enquiring minds.

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport

The BTEC Level 3 course has a broad basis of study for the sport sector. It appeals to students who have an interest in Physical Education and would prefer a course that favours coursework-styled assessment over written exams. 

The course is delivered over two years and consists of three mandatory modules and then a choice of optional units.


Students have access to a wide range of extra curricular activities which take place at lunchtime and after-school.  We aim to provide students with the opportunity to represent the School across a full range of sports, at all levels and age groups, through an extensive school fixture list as well as regional and national competitions.

Sports Scholarships

The School offers Sport Scholarships and Awards to talented individual athletes who can make a significant contribution to the sporting success of the School. The Elite Sports Mentoring Programme is run by enthusiastic, motivated and experienced staff and helps aspiring young athletes fulfil their potential.

All our sporting activities and achievements are covered on our Instagram page.

Mr Phil Douse
Head of Academic Physical Education