Healthy Living

The Healthy Living Faculty is an innovative concept which encompasses 3 subject areas, Food, Physical Education and Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHEE).


Within the Healthy Living Faculty we will educate students and the wider College community to make informed decisions enabling them to lead a healthy, fulfilled life.


Our 3 generic outcomes are students to become:

  • Confident Individuals
  • Responsible Citizens
  • Successful Learners


Subject Overview – Physical Education

In this increasingly sedentary society, the importance of Physical Education has never been greater. It is vital that we equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. Our ethos at Brixham College is to enthuse and inspire our students to enjoy sport and exercise as part of their daily lives.


This ethos is embedded in a number of different ways. In core PE lessons, students are introduced to a wide range of activities from dance to rugby to badminton to mountain biking, enabling them to develop their core skills in a wide range of sports.


Students are able to utilise skills in the inter-house sport competition, enabling them to develop concepts such as sportsmanship, teamwork and co-operation. Students who wish to further enhance their skills take part in a full extra-curricular programme, which runs at lunchtime and afterschool. Fixtures against other schools and participation in national schools competitions and cups, ensures we are nurturing the potential of our talented students and allowing them to experience school sport at the highest level.


We have a wide range of facilities for our students to use; both on site and at the local swimming pool. Our facilities include a state of the art fitness suite, gymnasium, sports hall, outside courts, rugby/football pitches and artificial cricket wicket. This helps us to deliver a wide and varied curricular and extra-curricular programme


KS3 Core PE Programme

Year 7 and 8 students receive four hours of Physical Education a fortnight. Students are in single sex mixed ability classes and experience a wide range of aesthetic and games activities; individual and team. Students learn through performing, coaching, officiating and evaluating. Their knowledge and understanding of health and fitness is embedded through the curriculum.


KS4 Core PE Programme

In Year 9, 10 and 11 students receive three hours of Physical Education a fortnight. Students can opt to undertake a variety of different activities including mountain biking, fitness suite, rounders, volleyball, trampolining and numerous other traditional and non-traditional sports.


Students should bring the following items to all Physical Education lessons.

Girls (Inside)

  • Trainers
  • Black Shorts
  • White T – Shirt

Girls (Outside)

  • White T – Shirt
  • Black Shorts
  • Boots/Trainers depending on activity
  • Black Tracksuit Bottoms (Optional)
  • Black Sweat Shirt


Boys (Inside)

  • Trainers
  • Black Shorts
  • White T – Shirt

Boys (Outside)

  • White T – Shirt/Black White Rugby Shirt
  • Black Shorts
  • Boots/Trainers depending on activity
  • Black Tracksuit Bottoms (Optional)
  • Black Sweat Shirt


If your son or daughter is not participating due to illness or injury they should get changed into their kit and also bring a note. They do not have to take any physical part in the lesson however they are expected to take on the role of a coach, referee, tactician or umpire. This still allows your child access to the National Curriculum through other means other than physical participation.


Key Personnel:

Examination PE

GCSE PE – Mr. Tippett

Cambridge Technical – Mrs. Wilson


KS3 Food – Ms. Stewart

KS4 Ms. Stewart

Examination – Ms. Stewart 

Child Development

KS4 Child Development – Miss. J. Moss. 


KS3/4/5 – Mr. A. Tailford.


Competition – Mrs. Birchall

Curriculum – Miss. J. Moss.


Further information about the programmes of study for Health Living can be obtained from the Faculty Leader, Mr Dyke.

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