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Worthing High School

Worthing High School

Year 9 Curriculum Choices Evening


Physical Education at Worthing High School is:

  • Challenging
  • Engaging
  • Inspiring
  • Inclusive
  • Supportive


Information about the PE Department

Aims of the PE Department

  • To introduce students to a broad and balanced range of physical activities.
  • To encourage enjoyment and success in activities to promote participation outside of school.
  • To develop the skill level of all students, recognising excellence, improvement and effort.
  • To encourage participation of students in the roles of performer, coach, administrator and official.
  • To support the pursuit of excellence through District, County, Regional and National selection.
  • To develop qualities of co-operation, tolerance, listening, empathy and understanding.
  • To encourage fair play and integrity in all competitive situations.

Departmental Staff

Miss. M Field – Subject Leader

Miss. A. Strudwick – Leader of Dance & Performing Arts Coordinator

Mr. R Morris – Teacher of PE

Mr. P Geal – PE Technician

Mr. P Gill – Community Leader & Teacher of PE

Mr. S Townsend – Community Leader & Teacher of PE

Mr. N Mariosa – Senior Assistant Head teacher & Teacher of PE


  • Floodlit 3G Astroturf
  • 4 tennis courts
  • 3 netball courts
  • Large multi-use sports hall
  • MUGA
  • Playing field
  • Dance studio (February 2019)
  • A well-equipped Health and Fitness Suite (February 2019)

Our Philosophy

We have a "sport for all" policy at the heart of the sports programme at Worthing High School. We believe that sport and physical activity have a positive influence on students. We aim to develop every student’s interest and enjoyment in sport and physical activity, from aspiring Olympians to those who perform as part of a healthy lifestyle.

KS3 (Years 7 – 9)

Students follow a broad and well balanced curriculum in Key Stage 3 at Worthing High School. Pupils study a variety of sports, Health Related Fitness (HRF) and aesthetic activities which include:  Athletics, Rounders, Cricket, Rugby, Fitness, Gymnastics, Dance, Basketball, Badminton, Table Tennis, Tennis, Netball and Football. The focus is very much centred on the acquisition and development of new and existing skills and the application of these skills in a competitive context. Students are also encouraged to experience a number of different roles in the sporting arena such as that of coach and official. Timetabled provision is 4 hours per fortnight with many clubs running before and after school all of which ensures each and every student is suitably prepared for continuing their sports and/or performance studies in Year 10 and 11.

KS4 (Years 10 – 11)

During their core PE lessons, students in Year 10 and 11 opt to follow either a games or aesthetics pathway. The activities on offer include Netball, HRF, Lacrosse, Football, Badminton, Volleyball, Basketball, Table Tennis, Tennis, Rugby, Handball, Dance, Gymnastics and Cheerleading. We place a greater emphasis broadening the students' skills practically whilst continuing them to take on different roles and responsibilities within the lesson.

Examination subjects offered to students going in to KS4 currently include:

Each qualification has 5 lessons per fortnight in addition to the student’s core PE time.

Additional Sessions:

Period 6 and weekly revision sessions – please speak with the Subject Leader. For Easter Revision Sessions, please see relevant link on the website under Teaching & Learning >> Exam Support.

Revision Sessions

For Easter Revision Sessions, please see Exam Support and Timetables page - under Teaching & Learning.