The Physical Education Faculty

Teaching and Learning Director
Mr R Finc

At Oulder Hill, the P.E. curriculum is designed to give students of all abilities the chance to experience a wide range of sporting activities that will help encourage future participation and enhance both enjoyment and excellence for all. Physical Education department aim to provide all children with a positive experience within their PE lessons and extra-curricular activities. We aim to encourage a lifelong interest in sport and ensure that each and every pupil has the opportunity to develop physically, socially, and morally within the department’s programmes of work.

The department has been twice awarded the prestigious Sportsmark award for their contribution to school sport and sport in the local community. The achievement of this award demonstrates that the school provides great opportunities for its pupils and encourages them to take part in sport both within school and with the clubs with which the school is linked.

Key Stage Three

Throughout Years, 7-9 students receive two hourly lessons of PE. Pupils study invasion and striking games, gymnastics, dance, athletics and fitness activities. The department recognises the value of a full unit of work incorporated into the curriculum for Health Related Fitness.

Key Stage Four

In Years 9, 10 and 11 students receive three hours per two weeks of core PE and can also opt to study the GCSE PE Edexcel course or the BTEC Certificate in Sport.

Year Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
9

Exercise

Fitness

Practical Fitness

Fitness Testing

Fitness Tests

Warm Up

Training Types

Training sessions

Exercise Programme

Circuits

Rounder’s

Athletics

Cricket

Softball

Rounder’s

Athletics

Cricket

Softball

10

Healthy Active Lifestyles

Practical 1

Influences

Sports Participation

Practical 2

Physical activity as part of HAL

Practical 3

Personal Health and Wellbeing

Practical 4

Effects of exercise on body systems

Practical 5

Effects of exercise on body systems

Practical 6

11

Personal Exercise Programme

Practical 7

Analysis of Performance

Practical 8

GCSE
PreparationPractical Assessment
GCSE
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GCSE Preparation:

Practical Assessment

GCSE PE

GCSE PE is offered as an option.

The department has studied the Edexcel syllabus as we feel that this is more suitable to the needs and expertise of our pupils.

The course is examined in the following ways;

  • 40% Theory Examination.
  • 50% Practical Examination (25% throughout years 10 & 11, 25% during practical examination at the end of year 11).
  • 10% Analysis of Performance and Personal Exercise Plan.

Practical Activities are studied during Years 10 and 11 in half term blocks. Students must be assessed in four activities across two areas.
Activities available to study include:

Football, netball, hockey, basketball, training, badminton, athletics, rounders, swimming, personal survival, trampoline (during a lunch hour throughout the year).
Other activities that pupils can be assessed in are;

Rugby union, golf, gymnastics, squash, cricket, karate, judo, tennis and dance.

Year Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
7

Base-lining

Swimming

Fitness

Cross Country

Football / Rugby

Netball / Hockey

Basketball

Swimming

Swimming

Table Tennis

Athletics

Rounders

Athletics

Cricket

8

Swimming

Fitness

Cross Country

Football / Rugby

Netball / Hockey

Basketball

Swimming

Swimming

Table Tennis

Athletics

Rounders

Athletics

Cricket

9

Swimming

Fitness

Cross Country

Football / Rugby

Netball / Hockey

Basketball

Swimming

Trampoline

Swimming

Table Tennis

Trampoline

Athletics

Rounders

Athletics

Cricket

10

Swimming

Fitness

Cross Country

Football / Rugby

Netball / Hockey

Basketball

Swimming

Swimming

Table Tennis

Athletics

Rounders

Athletics

Cricket

11

Swimming

Fitness

Football / Rugby

Netball / Hockey

Basketball

Swimming

Swimming

Table Tennis

Athletics

Rounders

Athletics

Cricket

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BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Sport

BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Sport qualification is a vocational or work-related qualification. This doesn’t mean that it will gives all the skills needed to do a job, but it does mean that you’ll have the opportunity to gain specific knowledge, understanding and skills that are relevant to your future career.

This qualification consists of the four units of study:

  • Unit 1 – Fitness Testing and Training – 5 credits
  • Unit 2 – Practical Sport – 10 credits
  • Unit 4 – Anatomy and Physiology for Sport – 5 credits
  • Unit 5- Injury in Sport – 10 credits
  • Assessment – you will be set a number of assignments throughout the course. These may take a variety of forms from research, practical activities, presentations, reports and evaluations.

The important thing is that skills and knowledge are evidenced throughout the course.

Year Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
9 Intoduction to BTEC – Skills Building Unit 2: Practical Sports Performance Unit 2: Practical Sports Performance Unit 2: Practical Sports Performance Unit 2: Practical Sports Performance Unit 2: Practical Sports Performance
10 Unit 3: Mind & Sports Performance Unit 3: Mind & Sports Performance Unit 3: Mind & Sports Performance Unit 3: Mind & Sports Performance Unit 3: Mind & Sports Performance Unit 1: Fitness for Sport & Exercise
11 Unit 1: Fitness for Sport & Exercise Unit 1: Fitness for Sport & Exercise Unit 1: Fitness for Sport & Exercise Unit 6: Leading Sports Activities Unit 6: Leading Sports Activities Unit 6: Leading Sports Activities

Junior Sports Leaders Award

During core PE time, pupils at year 10& 11 are given the opportunity to study the Junior Sports Leader Award run by the CCPR for which the school is fully accredited to teach. The department sees this as an extremely valuable certification which will aid the pupils who are particularly interested in a career in leadership or sporting activities.

Extra-Curricular Activities

The department offers numerous amounts of extra-curricular opportunities with clubs running before school, at lunchtimes, and after school. The department sees extra-curricular sport and activities as a fundamental aspect of the growth of the whole child. To see young people growing in physical skills, self confidence and self worth is a truly enriching experience. Nowhere in school is it more evident that in PE.

The department prides itself on offering a wide range of activities and its success in inter-school competition. The list of extra-curricular opportunities is listed below.

Boys and Girls

  • Football
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Hockey
  • Rugby
  • Cross Country
  • Athletics
  • Trampoline
  • Rounders
  • Gymnastics
  • Dance
  • Golf
  • Cricket

The school competes in local borough competitions, Greater Manchester competitions and English schools competitions with great success.