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Physical Education


Department Staff

Miss L Perkis
(Head of Physical Education)
Miss R Arnold
Mr S Trueick

Key Stage 3 (Topics)

Year 7
(+ Swimming)
  • The KS3 curriculum allows students to explore a range of sports and activities to enable holistic development within the Applemore Physical Education Three Pillars (above).
  • These range from team games (Football, Rugby & Cricket) to individual performances such as Badminton, Gymnastics and Dance).
Year 8
Year 9
(+ Fitness 4 Sport)

Key Stage 4 (Topics)

Courses & Assessment Methods

Cambridge Nationals Certificate in Sports Studies

x3 Coursework (25% each) and x1 Exam Paper1 (25%)

Year 10
  • Pathway 1 – Games
    Rugby/Football/Badminton/Softball/Cricket/Competitive Cycling
    + Spin & Gym (Applemore Leisure)
  • Pathway 2 – Lifestyle
    Spin/Gym (Applemore Leisure), Boxercise, Circuits, Badminton
    Leisure Cycling, Tennis, Rounders, Body-pump, Ultimate Frisbee
  • Pathway 3 – Creative Fitness
  • Gymnastics, Body-pump, Zumba, Dance, Yoga, Rounders & Leisure Cycling + Spin & Gym (Applemore Leisure)
Year 11

Curriculum Accessibility

Provision for SEND students
  • Small group work
  • Adapted tasks
  • Private changing cubicles


  • Our Extra curricular clubs update throughout the year. We enter the New Forest Leagues and competitions, with weekly training rewarded with selection for school teams.
  • Leagues & Competitions:
    Sept–Nov = Football
    Nov-Jan = Rugby
    Jan-March = Netball
    April-July = Cricket, Rounders & Athletics

  • New Forest X-Country and Hampshire Rugby Festivals

  • Ski Trip
  • Lie Cricket Events @ The Ageas Bowl– Hampshire Hawks
  • Bournemouth Hampshire Athletics Competition
  • Weekly Fixtures


  • AppleLink
  • 4G Astro(+Floodlights)
  • Full Size Rugby Pitch & Training Grids + Jnr Rugby Pitch
  • 300m Athletics Track (grass)
  • Tennis/Netball Courts
  • Gym
  • Access to Freedom Leisure:
    Gym, Spin Studio, x6 Badminton Courts, Swimming Pool, Dance Studio
  • Check the school twitter for PE updates and news

Future Pathways

Further Education
Career and Progression


Physical Education is very popular amongst students at Applemore College.  We offer a wide range of extra-curricular clubs such as netball, football, trampolining, table tennis, rugby, cricket, rounders and athletics and celebrate our success in The New Forest Schools competition.

With access to specialist facilities such as our full-sized, flood lit, all weather pitch, swimming pool, gym and spinning studio students have many opportunities both in lessons and after school to improve their physical fitness and develop their inter-personal and leadership skills.

The Swimming Pool at Applemore Health and Leisure Centre is regularly used by our students

Students thoroughly enjoy representing their House through inter-house competitions which culminates in our Sports Day, which is always an event to remember.

We are a fully inclusive school and encourage our students to try new sports and develop new skills.  We believe there is a sport for everyone and look forward to welcoming your child to our team!