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Physical Education


The Physical Education department aim to provide an inclusive range of sporting activities giving all students the opportunity to participate in high quality PE.

Physical Education is a core practical subject for students in Years 7-11.  Students can choose GCSE Physical Education (AQA) as an option at the end of Year 9 and A-Level Physical Education (OCR) in Year 12.

The Physical Education Curriculum at Ashmole Academy is underpinned by five subject specific curriculum pillars:

These pillars make explicit the purpose of Physical Education, including the knowledge and skills that are developed over time. They are referred to every lesson to enable students to link new learning to what they already know and can do.


We firmly believe in the importance of participation in physical activity at all levels to aid the physical, mental and social development of the participants. We encourage excellence through our celebrated school teams, whilst we endeavour to provide an increasing range of recreational opportunities to suit all abilities and interests.  Extracurricular sports that are offered include football, netball, table tennis, basketball, badminton, athletics (indoor and outdoor), rounders, cricket and tennis.

We are well suited to offer a broad programme for each individual student with excellent facilities, including a full-size Astroturf, two football pitches, a rugby pitch, an outdoor multi games area, large indoor sports hall and gymnasium.