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Physical Education

Melbourn VC Physical Education vision: 

  • To encourage students to develop physically and acquire the highest possible level of attainment & achievement in the skills and techniques which form part of the P.E curriculum.
  • To provide a variety of opportunities, both competitive and non-competitive, in which students can enjoy the experience and achieve success.
  • To promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and encourage students to have an understanding of their body, its capabilities and needs.
  • To encourage students to use leisure time positively and constructively and make them aware of opportunities.
  • To develop students into mature young people who are able to lead both their own and others’ learning.
  • To make students aware that PE and school sport is an effective tool in providing life skills that can be transferred across to other subjects and everyday life and that can lead to a rich and fulfilling life.

Key Stage 3

Taking part in regular physical activities is essential in the development of a young person. The benefits of physical education (PE) are numerous and range from improved physical fitness, self-discipline, skill and motor development to knowledge and understanding in leadership and coaching.

At Melbourn Village College we have a broad curriculum that allows pupils to develop skills in a wide variety of sports, including netball, hockey, rugby, football, basketball, athletics, rounders, cricket, tennis, gymnastics, badminton, swimming and table tennis.

At both Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 all students have two hours of PE a week. This can be increased by the enrichment programme and fixtures that are available after school. In Years 9 and 10 we also offer a sports leaders course where pupils are able to lead sporting activities to younger pupils at Melbourn Village College and local primary schools.

Our curriculum

At KS3 all students are taught in mixed ability classes which are usually single sex. Boys study rugby, badminton, basketball, gymnastics, swimming, health-related exercise, tennis, rounders, cricket and athletics. Girls study the same curriculum, but exchange rugby for hockey and also study netball. In KS3 students are encouraged to take an active role, which could be performing, officiating, evaluating or leading.

PE Kit List

Key Stage 4

Our curriculum:

At Key Stage 4 all students have 2 x 1 hour of PE lessons per week and are taught in mixed ability classes usually single sex. The students decide upon their own curriculum as long as they meet the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum. They can study all the sports from Key Stage 3 but with the addition of Aerobics, Trampolining, Boxercise, Table Tennis, Football, Handball, Fitness Training, Dodgeball and Volleyball. Our aim in this Key Stage is to promote life-long participation in physical activity and this is represented by the students choice and range of activities available.

We also offer GCSE PE as an option for Key Stage 4 students where they will have an extra 2/3 hours per week of PE lessons. Students are assessed in 3 sports and there are also 2 theory units examined in May of Year 11. We use OCR course J587 (9-1). Click the link below to be taken to the OCR website.

PE Kit



  • Mrs K Coghlan (Head of Department and Primary Schools Sports Co-ordinator) 
  • Mr R Barlow (Examination Course leader)
  • Miss C Evans (Sports Leader Co-ordinator)
  • Mr J Barnes (Part-Time Teacher of PE)


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