CVCC PE – Realising potential through participation, performance and leadership

Physical Education holds a special position within Clyst Vale as an area in which all students are able to express themselves and achieve success across a broad range of activities.

Our vision is for Participation, Performance, Popularity and Leadership. We want students to grow in confidence and ability through our classes, clubs , trips and events.

All students participate in KS3 participate in four hours of PE per fortnight and three hours per fortnight in KS4.

Students with a passion for physical activity can continue their studies with GCSE, BTEC and A Level PE courses.

Many students also take the opportunities provided to obtain coaching, leadership and officiating courses.

As a team we pride ourselves on delivering a broad, balanced and challenging curriculum that can be accessed by all our students. We provide many opportunities for students to add to their PE curriculum time, with lunchtime and after college clubs. Through further participation students can be coached to sporting excellence or supervised in their pursuit of recreational enjoyment.

We run popular and successful exam based courses at GCSE, and L1 & L2 BTEC, as well as coaching, officiating and leadership courses from Key Stage 4 upwards.

Once a year we hold a Sports Awards Evening to celebrate the efforts and successes of the students, to which guest speakers are invited.


World Cup and Premiership Rugby Referee Luke Pearce presenting the Sports Ambassador 2019 award to Ben Parsons


Olympic, Commonwealth and World Championship medal winning athlete Jo Pavey presenting the Sports Ambassador 2018 award to Tom Rush





Mr J Powell Head of PE
Ms A Broomfield KS4 co-ordinator
Mr D Stapleton  Teacher of PE  
Mr A Pearce Teacher of PE & Head of Green School
Ms H Elliot Teacher of Dance, PE and Psychology
Mrs K Needs Teacher of PE & Local Learning Community Link

At Key Stage 3 students experience a wide variety of activities with an aim to improve skill acquisition, decision making, evaluation skills and knowledge of healthy lifestyles. Students are encouraged to perform to the best of their ability and to strive to improve their own performance and encourage others in their work. We use Year 9 as a preparation for many for the potential GCSE PE and L2 BTEC Sport courses.

In Key Stage 4 students are given the opportunity to follow successful courses in GCSE PE – AQA and BTec Sport Level 2 – Pearson/Edexcel. In their compulsory PE students are given the freedom to select performance ‘pathways’, which allow them to focus their attention on team games, individual activities or aesthetic activities. The pathways are then delivered with an emphasis on health and lifelong participation, as well as seeking to develop skill, teamwork, etiquette and leadership.

In Post 16, students who have achieved well in their GCSE and BTEC courses have the chance to study Physical Education A Level (AQA) or Level 3 BTEC Extended Certificate. At this stage the academic rigour is matched with practical assessments in the student’s chosen activities. Credit is given to students’ practical ability and the students are encouraged to pursue their chosen activity and role to a high level.

The College runs an extensive range of extra-curricular activities ranging from traditional team sports such as rugby, netball and football to alternative activities like mountain biking and free-style gym. Whilst part of our vision is for mass participation, we also pursue sporting success and have high achieving teams and individuals across the age range.

Autumn 2019 Lunch Clubs