Physical Education

The PE curriculum at Huxlow aims to enable all young people to become:

  • successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve
  • confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
  • responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.

PE develops students’ competence and confidence to take part in a range of physical activities that become a central part of their lives, both in and out of school. Huxlow offers a high-quality PE curriculum which enables all pupils to enjoy and succeed in many kinds of physical activity.

They develop a wide range of skills and the ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully. When they are performing, they think about what they are doing, analyse the situation and make decisions. They also reflect on their own and others’ performances and find ways to improve them. As a result, they develop the confidence to take part in different physical activities and learn about the value of healthy, active lifestyles. Discovering what they like to do, what their aptitudes are at school, and how and where to get involved in physical activity helps them make informed choices about lifelong physical activity.

PE at Huxlow helps students to develop personally and socially. They work as individuals, in groups and in teams, developing concepts of fairness and of personal and social responsibility. They take on different roles and responsibilities, including leadership, coaching and officiating. Through the range of experiences that PE offers, they learn how to be effective in competitive, creative and challenging situations.

All students are expected to equip themselves with the full Huxlow P.E. kit (please click here to visit the Uniform page) and take part in all P.E. lessons unless there is a medical reason and a note is provided from home.

Extra opportunities in PE

Students at Huxlow have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of extra-curricular clubs during and after the College day.

Find out more about our Clubs and Activities

In addition, all form groups are involved in Super Teams competitions throughout the year. Huxlow fields very successful teams in district, county and national sports competitions.

Keep up with all the news, fixtures and results from the Huxlow PE department and sports teams with Twitter @HuxlowPE

Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9)

Games and activities studied at Key Stage 3 include football, rugby, cricket, netball and hockey. Students also have the opportunity to try inclusive sports, such as wheelchair basketball and goalball, and cultural games.

Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11)

Core Curriculum: All Year 10 and 11 students have two lessons of PE each week. Games and activities studied at Key Stage 3 such as netball, football, badminton, volleyball, basketball, athletics, rounder’s, cricket, table tennis and rugby are continued into KS4. In addition, students have the option to complete a BTEC Level 1 / Level 2 Award in Sport, which is equivalent to 1 GCSE.   

Qualifications which may be obtained at Key Stage 4
  • BTEC Level 1 / Level 2 Award in Sport 

For the BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Award in Sport, students cover 4 units across 2 years:

  • Unit 1: Fitness for Sport (externally assessed - online exam)
  • Unit 2: Practical Sport Performance (internally assessed)
  • Unit 5: Training for Personal Fitness (internally assessed)
  • Unit 6: Leading Sports Activities (internally assessed)

The course content is a mixture of practical and theory lessons with many different ways of completing work, including: written reports, posters, leaflets, video & photo evidence, articles, training diaries & booklets, presentations and many others.

Huxlow students also complete a  minimum of 3 leadership events with the local Infant and Junior schools to give them a hands-on experience using their learned leadership skills and qualities. 

Qualifications which may be obtained at Key Stage 5
  • AS / A2 Physical Education
  • Sport BTec Level 3 Certificate / Subsidiary Diploma / Diploma

The East Northamptonshire College (TENC) combines the strengths of the three schools Ferrers, Huxlow and Rushden, who work together post-16 to offer a wide range of courses and opportunities to all students in the East Northamptonshire area.

Find out more about TENC

The PE department staff

  • Mr S. Letts – Learning Leader for PE, Careers Education Co-ordinator
  • Miss S. Donald – Teacher of PE
  • Miss G. Roberts – Teacher of PE and English
  • Mr A. O'Connor - Teacher of PE
Follow Huxlow PE Department on Twitter @HuxlowPE

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Huxlow Science College would like to say a huge thank you to the Finedon Educational Charity for their generous donations to the school. We welcomed Cathy Roberts and Brian Foster, trustees for the charity, on Friday 10 March 2017, to meet with some students and present cheques to the Science, Humanities and PE departments ......Read more

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Huxlow's sports teams looking sharp in brand new team kits

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