Welcome to the Physical Education department site. This is where you will find information about what we offer during PE lessons at St Philomena’s School, as well as extra-curricular activities, sporting events, fixtures and results. At this time, fixtures have been cancelled and events have been postponed due to COVID, however our extra curricular clubs are still running and we would love to see as many students attend as possible. 

We will endeavour to update the fixtures and results as often as possible. 


The PE Curriculum – KS3 

Throughout KS3&4 our students develop their skills, tactics and knowledge in gymnastics, swimming, netball, football, dance, fitness, cross-country, athletics, rounders and tennis. 

Every class has 3 lessons over the 2 weekly timetable, one of these lessons is health related fitness. All students complete the cross country course and then take part in different fitness activities. Below are the rotation of sports which students are currently participating in. 


KS3 and 4 PE Rotations for the Autumn term 

Sets Autumn 1 Autumn 2 

P/A Tennis Netball 

S/H Football Tennis 

T/J Athletics Football 

V/M Netball Athletics 


The PE Curriculum – KS4 

At KS4 we offer a choice of activities from table tennis, badminton, netball, dance, fitness, games and gymnastics, but they all take part in life saving, circuit training, personal safety, outdoor education, tennis, rounders and a leadership activity in one of three sports offered. 

LS = Life Saving N = Netball B = Badminton Ga = Games CT = Circuit Training Fi = Fitness D/G = Dance / Gym TT = Table Tennis OE = Outdoor Education PS = Personal Safety OG = Outdoor Games 


Extra Curricular Activities: 

At the moment, due to COVID we have a restricted timetable.

We offer a number of extra-curricular clubs at both lunchtime and after school, providing students with an opportunity to further develop their skills learnt in curriculum time and to experience activities that we are unable to offer in curriculum lessons. 

Most clubs are run by the PE staff, but we also hire coaches for some of the clubs in order to maximise what we can offer.

A number of the clubs provide fantastic opportunities for students to compete for the school, either in local leagues, or nationwide competitions. 

Lastly, for your information, all policies relating to PE are detailed below. 

Many thanks for your continued support.


Current PE Extra Curricular Timetable 

PE Extra curricular timetable 

KS3 PE Assessment: Head Heart Hands

What is Head Heart Hands?
Our 9-1 Head Heart Hands assessment is made up of three strands: Head (cognitive),  Heart (social) and Hands (physical). Each strand consists of individual sub-strands that determine the key words for assessment criteria. This holistic development-based model assesses pupils in their physical, social and cognitive Physical Education development. 

What does this look like in PE?
This assessment will enable opportunities for pupils to take on different roles within PE, to apply their knowledge of sport and PE and to develop social skills such as teamwork and resilience. Roles include leading a particularly part of the lesson such as a warm up or officiating a small sided game.  

How will I be assessed?
The criteria for each strand is accompanied with descriptors to assess in all three areas of the Physical Education curriculum. This method of assessment allows for opportunities to assess in both practical and theory lessons. 

St Philomena’s Catholic High School for Girls

Pound Street

Carshalton Surrey


T: 020 8642 2025


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