Physical Education

Welcome to Physical Education (Year 7)
Through a broad and balanced curriculum of engaging health, wellbeing and sports activities, we aim to develop mentally, physically and emotionally holistic and confident individuals, so they can acquire a wide variety of transferable skills (such as communication, organisation, evaluation, resilience, initiative and teamwork), creating a life-long love for physical activity.

Head of Faculty

Mrs R Davison (rdavison@wrhs1118.co.uk)

KS3 PE National Curriculum

  • Use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games (for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders, rugby and tennis)
  • Develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports (for example, athletics and gymnastics)
  • Perform dances using advanced dance techniques within a range of dance styles and forms
  • Take part in outdoor and adventurous activities which present intellectual and physical challenges and be encouraged to work in a team,
  • Building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group
  • Analyse their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best
  • Take part in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs

KS4 PE National Curriculum

  • Use and develop a variety of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in team and individual games (for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders, rugby and tennis)
  • Develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports,(for example, athletics and gymnastics), or other physical activities (for example, dance)
  • Take part in further outdoor and adventurous activities in a range of environments which present intellectual and physical challenges and which encourage pupils to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group
  • Evaluate their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement across a range of physical activities to achieve their personal best
  • Continue to take part regularly in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs

Year 10 Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

All Year 10 students are entered on to the Bronze DofE course. This is to provide them with a range of physical and skill based curriculum whilst achieving a range of excellent awards and qualifications along the way. Students can opt how much of the course they complete (just three sections or the full award). The DofE award will set them up with a range of employability skills in preparation for the college applications at the start of Year 11.

Year 11 Mindfulness Curriculum

The Mindfulness Curriculum has been created to give students the experiences of managing stress, coping with anxieties and discussing emotions. At the same time we want to ensure they are getting a good balance of healthy active lifestyles as well as healthy active minds. There are four areas to the curriculum: Ways to Keep Fit, Relaxation, Stress Relief and Life Skills. These activities are mixed up into blocks so all students experience practical and non-practical lessons each half term. This encourages them to maintain physical fitness.

Sixth Form Physical Education

Students can progress from Key Stage 4 PE and study Sports Leadership awards and the DofE award at higher levels in years 12 and 13 at Whalley Range Sixth Form College. These are natural and positive progressions to be making which are treated as assets on a Curriculum Vitae and employability application. We also accept and support beginners on both courses.

Quality Marks, Awards & Affiliations

We strive for excellence and are very proud of our achievements and affiliations.

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Confederation of School Trusts logo Educate Awards Winner 2019 logo SSAT Educational Outcomes Awards 2018 logo SSAT Effective Learning Behaviour logo SSAT Climate for Learning logo Cyber Essentials Certificate logo Manchester United Foundation logo The Duke of Edinburgh logo The Cultural Diversity Standards logo The Schools Co-operative Society logo School Achievement Award logo Sport England logo Leading Edge Partnership Programme logo The Quality in Careers Standard logo Healthy Schools Manchester logo Basic Skills Quality Mark logo Whalley Range Sixth Form logo Education and Leadership Trust logo