PE at Crayford Academy

Teacher Position Held

Miss N Cooke

Head of PE

Mr R Samjawon

PE Teacher / Senior Head of House

Mrs C Woodgate

PE Teacher / Head of House

Mr N Quigley

PE Teacher / Head of Year

Miss E Prior

PE Teacher / Head of Year

Welcome to the Physical Education Department

At Haberdashers' Aske's Crayford Academy our aim is to provide a fully inclusive and enjoyable Physical Education program. We seek to promote all aspects of Physical Education and active recreation, and encourage our students to develop physically, personally, socially and morally. We do this via a rich and varied curriculum, which focuses on fundamental skills that are applicable to all sports and activities; and also through the numerous extra-curricular activities that are provided for our students.  All pupils are expected to have the correct PE kit, as listed in the Academy hand book, for every PE lesson. 

Aims of The PE Department

  • To enable students to develop technique and competence in a broad range of physical activities.
  • To maintain and/or stimulate pupil interest and enjoyment in Sport and to understand the role of exercise for a healthy active lifestyle.
  • To enable pupils to be familiar with a body of knowledge, principles and vocabulary related to PE and Sport.
  • To enable pupils to work independently and as part of a team in varied activities, so as PE contributes to the development of core skills such as CREATIVITY, PERSONAL, COGNITIVE, SOCIAL and PHYSICAL skills.
  • To employ teaching methods and resources that allow all pupils (irrespective of their gender, ethnic origin, academic ability, etc.) to have equal access to SPORT, and to experience success and enjoyment in their PE work.
  • To develop an awareness in pupils of the implications of sport and physical activity (past and present) for the individual and the local, national and international communities.

Key Stage 3

Students will have three 50 minute lessons each week. All year groups take part in a variety of activities across the year, covering different types of activities, from different areas of the National curriculum. This ensures they get a balanced programme of Physical Education and develop skills that are transferrable from one activity to the next.


Students will study two activities during one Askean term. The order of the activities varies for each class and there are small differences between the girls and boys curriculum. Students are assessed each term across all the activities learnt. The National Curriculum levels they achieve in each of the areas are then averaged. 


Key Stage 4

Core PE

All students will study Physical Education in KS4. Students will have two 50 minute lessons each week.



Students can also opt for AQA GCSE PE as part of their subject options. If they choose to study GCSE PE, they get an additional three 50 minute lessons a week on top of Core PE. These lessons will be a mixture of theory and practical at different times of the year.


Paper 1: The human body and movement in physical activity and sport

  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Movement analysis
  • Physical training
  • Use of data

Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes, 78 marks, 30% of GCSE


Paper 2: Socio-cultural influences and well-being in physical activity and sport

  • sports psychology
  • socio-cultural influences
  • health, fitness and well-being
  • use of data

Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes, 78 marks, 30% of GCSE


Non-exam assessment: Practical performance in physical activity and sport

  • practical performance in three different physical activities in the role of player/performer (one in a team activity, one in an individual activity and a third in either a team or in an individual activity)
  • analysis and evaluation of performance to bring about improvement in one activity

Assessed by teachers, moderated by AQA, 100 marks, 40% of GCSE