In Key Stage 3 students will experience a wide variety of sports, from those which encourage teamwork, such as football, netball and handball, to those which provide the opportunity for them to strive towards their own maximum performance, such as athletics. When first joining the school all students will study gymnastics, learning basic skills which they can transfer into other activity areas. This is a key skill in Physical Education, allowing students to recognise where techniques and systems can be implemented across a range of different sports. Girls will focus on netball in their outdoor lessons, while boys are introduced to full contact rugby, many for the first time. Students are presented with career pathways in sport, looking at both coaching and officiating skills in a variety of sports. There is also a focus on beginning to understand the body, looking at the impacts of exercise, both short and long-term, designing appropriate warm-ups and cool-downs and planning exercise sessions. Throughout the year lessons are split between outdoor and indoor activities, with students receiving 3 hours of P.E. over a fortnight.