Sports: Years 7 – 9 Overview

The Physical Education programme for Years 7 – 9 allows for a breadth of study in a variety of individual and team sports. It has been developed to provide students with the necessary skills, tactical awareness, and knowledge and understanding in preparation for examination P.E. as an option in Years 10 & 11.

Year 7, 8 & 9 Physical Education

As students enter the Secondary School, in Year 7, they will continue with a programme of one 80 minute lesson and two 40 minute lessons per week, throughout the year. Years 8 and 9 both receive two 80 minute lessons per week.

Curriculum Overview



  • Yr 7 lessons on Monday and Thursday’s will be a swim or fitness lesson. Monday’s – boys swimming / girls fitness and on Thursday’s, boys fitness and girls swimming.
  • Yr 7 lessons on Wednesday’s will follow the above schedule
  • Students in Years 7 – 9 are assessed in terms of effort and achievement at the end of each unit. In Years 10/11, as core Physical Education is a compulsory, non-examined subject, students are assessed based on their effort.

The sports program at Uplands provides the opportunity for our students to grow in responsibility and respect, cooperation and citizenship.