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Year 8 Learning

Practical PE

In Year 8 students will develop their knowledge, understanding and application of the core and advanced skills in a variety of sports. Students will spend 4 lessons on each activity.

In Year 8 students will have the opportunity to participate in handball, basketball, football, netball, rugby, gymnastics, trampolining, badminton, trampolining, tennis and striking and fielding activities.

Links to the practical timetable timetable and what students will know and be able to do at the end of each activity are available below.

Theory / BTEC Sport

In Year 8 students will have 1 theory lesson a fortnight. Across the year students will learn about nutrition, benefits of exercise and barriers to participation and fitness and training.

Students will also be able to make links between practical and theory lessons such as when learning about rules and regulations in sport.

Please see the table below of the KS3 BTEC Sport curriculum (please note dates/terms are approximate).



Key content






Components of Fitness, Training and Testing

  • Carbohydrates
  • Fats
  • Protein
  • Athletes’ diets



  • Muscular endurance
  • Aerobic endurance
  • Muscular strength
  • Speed
  • Flexibility
  • Power


Benefits to exercise and barriers to participation

  • Physical, social and mental benefits to exercise
  • Barriers to participation (cost, time, access, cultural barriers)
  • Methods to address the barriers







Celebrating Leicester

  • Skills of a leader
  • Qualities of a leader
  • Practical leadership



  • Sport in Leicester
  • Racial equality in Sport