Physical education is a very important aspect of our school curriculum as it inspires our pupils to become physically confident and helps to build character and supports their health and fitness.

We always aim to embed key values such as fairness and respect and try to include a variety of sports and other physical activities to inspire our pupils and to give them the opportunity to try as many new things as possible.

Latest PE Articles

Fantastic Gliding Opportunities For Our Secondary Pupils

We have the amazing opportunity to have 5 Gliding sessions at Challock Gliding club. The pupils go up in a Glider with a fully qualified pilot and learn how to fly the Glider(if they wish) or just enjoy the flight! Year 8 and above were asked if they were interested...

Urban cycling / Bikeability Report April 2016

During the first week back in Term 5 April 11th – 14th 2016 Adrian Oliver and his team came into Orchard school to run Bikeability and Urban cycling courses for Key Stage 2 and 3. We were lucky with the weather and a great time was had by all. 28 pupils chose to take...

Orchard Wins Secondary Sports Team of the Year 2014/2015

On Wednesday evening 10th February  our winning Sainsbury’s Kent School Games Sports teams were invited to attend  The Canterbury Academy Sports Awards Evening 2016 ( as a section of the evening was for the Canterbury Sports Partnership Presentations). Orchard School...

PE Qualifications

Cert Level 1 in Physical Education.

Course Title:- NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Health and Fitness.
Guided Learning hours:- 120 hours
Course Focus:- This qualification will give learners a basic understanding of how fitness contributes to a healthy lifestyle.It will also provide them with the opportunity to develop and experience their own fitness programme.
You will:-

  • Learn about the main body systems and basic anatomy in relation to fitness.
  • Learn about the short term effects of exercise on the body.
  • Learn how diet can impact health and fitness.
  • You will understand the effects of diet on health and fitness.
  • Learn what safety factors you need to consider when planning an exercise session.
  • Understand the factors involved in a personal fitness programme.
  • Learn how to produce and review a personal fitness plan for a specific session.

The Units are:-

  • Unit 01 :-Introduction to health,fitness and exercise
  • Unit 02:- Understanding a healthy lifestyle
  • Unit 03:- Planning an exercise session.
  • Unit 04:- Understanding a personal fitness programme

Assessed through:-

  • External Exam 1.5 hours
  • Internal Assessment ( coursework)
  • Physical Education Exams.

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The Orchard School
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T: 01227 769220
F: 01227 781589

E: office@orchard.kent.sch.uk

Office Contact: Melanie Rowden
Headteacher: Annabel Lilley
Chair of Governors: Hugh Robinson

LEA: Kent County Council
DfE: www.education.gov.uk
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The Orchard School

The Orchard School
Cambridge Road


01227 769220