Physical Education

About this course

The Altius Alliance will ensure that you are trained, coached and mentored by experienced, highly effective practitioners and Specialist leaders of Education (SLEs) to achieve QTS and a PGCE (SCITT).

All trainees undertake at least one of their three assessed placements at a Laurus school.

The PE department at Cheadle Hulme High School currently has a six badminton court sports hall, fitness suite, dance studio, 3G pitch, astroturf, climbing wall and three outdoor netball courts.

At KS3 all students are taught five areas for each sport; competition, health and fitness, application, mastery and performance. These key skills are taught through a wide variety of disciplines including: Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Climbing, Dance, Football, Hockey, HRE, Netball, Rounders, Rugby, Tennis and Trampolining.

At KS4 all students have one lesson per week looking at a variety of activities to develop a healthy, active lifestyle. Students may also opt for GCSE PE or Btec Sport Level 2 where we follow the Edexcel specification. We also offer A Level PE, where we follow the OCR specification.

Students are encouraged to be fully involved in sport at CHHS. We run House Sport events during curriculum time, where students are able to represent their House in a multitude of sporting activities. The department also runs an extensive extra-curricular programme which includes the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme.


The course:

The course runs from September to the end of June.

All of the time is spent in schools (apart from 4 days at university to undertake the Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) (SCITT).

  • The course comprises:
  • Generic teacher training
  • PE pedagogy programme – reflecting the KS3 and KS4 content outlined above
  • SEND with mental health programme
  • Three assessed teaching placements
  • Enhancement placements – at SEND school and Post 16 placement (unassessed)
  • Enrichment opportunities
  • PGCE (SCITT) with 60 Masters credits



QTS: This is an evidence based course where trainees are required to maintain and submit files of evidence of meeting the Teachers’ Standards (DfE). These files comprise school experience files, formal lesson observations, pedagogy tasks, specific generic and curriculum-based tasks.

PGCE (SCITT): Two assignments (5000 words each) at Masters level.

‘The SCITT has an excellent reputation for producing NQTs who are confident and competent teachers.’ (Ofsted 2017)


How to apply

Please apply via the UCAS website>

UCAS code: 359Y

Entry Requirements

Physical Education

2:2 honours in undergraduate degree. Degree modules must be at least 50% relevant.

Typical degree subjects: Sport, PE, Coaching, Sport Science and Sport Pedagogy.