Subject Overview

The PE department aims to provide a broad, balanced and inclusive curriculum. Our aim is to promote scientific literacy, foster good team working skills and encourage healthy lifestyles amongst all our students. Our department is situated in a specialist building comprising of a state of the art sports hall, dance studio and gymnasium.

We hope to demonstrate to students the progress that can be made in society when individuals work together, building on the knowledge and experience of the past in pursuit of a common goal. In addition, we aim to nurture the natural talent and enthusiasm of our students. We hope to maximise their potential and produce some of the best young athletes, coaches and scientists around. Physical Education covers all aspects of physical, mental, moral and social health.

PE Subject Staff

Mr West Teacher of Physical Education / House Progress Leader
Miss Bellemey Teacher of Physical Education / Temporary House Progress Leader
Mr Winrow Part-Time Teacher of Physical Education (West Lancashire Sports Partnership)

Key Stage 3 Physical Education

The KS3 curriculum is taught in mixed ability classes. Each pupil in Years 7 & 8 experiences five hours of Physical Education per fortnight.

In Year 9 pupils will experience three practical lessons a week until after February half term when they will begin to undertake their OCR GCSE and Cambridge National Sports Science theory content which will help them gather a greater understanding of the curriculum.

Key Stage 4 Physical Education

In Year 10 and 11, students will follow the KS4 curriculum and a programme of study via Cambridge National Sports Science. The course is designed to ensure pupils progress and develop a higher standard of knowledge and understanding in specific areas of Sports Science. The course aims to develop the experience of a variety of topics that fall under Sports Science to enable the opportunity to further pursue this in Post-16 courses.

The course will provide six hours of Cambridge National study over the 2-week timetable.  Students not undertaking Cambridge National in PE have 2 hours a week of Core PE. Cambridge National promotes an in depth knowledge in Sport Science and helps students appreciate how sport science underpins sport at all levels. They learn about applying the principles of training, injury prevention, improving personal fitness through appropriate diet, and the role of technology in performance.

“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body. It is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity”

John F. Kennedy.