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Curriculum Rationale: Physical Education

Our physical education curriculum encourages all students to develop the necessary academic and creative skills, as well as intellectual habits, to actively engage in lifelong physical activities to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.

The physical education curriculum at King’s Leadership Academy Liverpool helps students see how they improve in certain areas of their health (including both mental and physical health) and lead to the development of positive relationships. Physical education also plays an important role in our development and proves helpful for better physical, social, emotional and spiritual life. We do not always have time to play indoor or outdoor games in the modern age of technology, but physical education is important for a person’s all-around development and for living a healthy lifestyle.

The physical education curriculum will help students understand their body more and how it functions. They will be able to see how they can avoid fatigue and remain active in all areas of their lives.

At King’s Leadership Academy Liverpool, students will participate in a variety of team and individual physical activities, which will help students gain an awareness of the importance of working with other students who may have a wide variety of different ability levels and enhance their leadership abilities through activities taught. The curriculum aligns with the ASPIRE values and within lessons, students are developing their leadership skills and creating a character.

We aim to ensure that all our students who are disadvantaged or have any special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) have access to a carefully planned curriculum. Our curriculum aims to provide students with SEND with explicit systematic teaching and rehearsal of knowledge. We also ensure that these students have the time they need to study important subject content in physical education.

Curriculum Intent: Physical Education

The King’s Leadership Academy Liverpool physical education curriculum has been developed to ensure that all students:

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities 

  • are physically active for sustained periods 

  • engage in competitive sports and activities 

  • lead healthy, active lives.

Year 7 curriculum overview [click here]

Year 8 curriculum overview [click here]

Year 9 curriculum overview [click here]

Year 10 curriculum overview [click here]

Year 11 curriculum overview [click here]

For each curriculum overview, additional documentation is available upon request. This document outlines the exact subject knowledge your child must know and remember. These documents also include the types of teaching activities that subject staff have chosen to help your son/daughter learn the physical education curriculum here at King’s Leadership Academy Liverpool.


To check how well our students are learning the curriculum, teachers use a full range of assessment techniques. These include diagnostic questions to reveal your child’s physical education preconceptions and common misunderstandings, questioning and end-of-topic/learning cycle assessments.