Staffing: Mr P Connelly (Head of Department), Mr M Andrews, Miss H Hulme and Mrs Shelmerdine
Structure of the Curriculum
Currently Year 7 and 8 pupils have 2 x one hour PE lessons a week, Year 9, 10 & 11 pupils have 1 one hour lesson.
Year 9 and 10 GCSE PE groups have an extra 2 x one hour lessons per week and Year 11 students have an extra 2.5 hours per week.
At the start of year 7, 8 & 9 all pupils undergo baseline fitness tests. The results of these (in conjunction with levels from the previous year for years 8 & 9) help us to set the pupils in appropriate PE groups.
In line with National Curriculum expectations the PE department delivers a broad base curriculum of games, athletics activities and aesthectic activities such as gym and dance. In core PE lessons sports are taught in blocks of 6 lessons and lower school pupils are assessed at the end of each unit of work.
GCSE PE students follow the AQA specification. They cover a range of topics including The Participant as an individual, Physical and mental demands of performance, Leisure and recreation, Diet, Health, fitness and a healthy active lifestyle, Training methods, Cultural and social factors that affect sport, International factors, Social factors and School and Physical Education. 60% of the course is practical and pupils must perform in 4 different activities. 40% of the marks are for a final written exam.
Extra Curricular Activities
There is a very wide range of extra curricular sport in school. These take place before school, lunchtimes and after school. We provide opportunities for pupils to compete in football, netball, basketball, hockey, x-country, rugby, badminton, indoor athletics, volleyball, boxing, table tennis, rounders, trampolining, athletics, tennis and cricket.
We participate in many inter school competitions and we have our own extensive interform sports competition too.
View our current extra-curricular timetable here.
PE Department Honours 2015 – 16
Year 7 & 8 Girls Football – Bury Schools’ 5-a-side Champions
Year 7 & 8 Girls Football League Cup Champions
Year 7 & 8 Girls Football – Bury Schools’ 7-a-side Runners up
Year 7 Girls Hockey rally Runners up
Year 10 / 11 Hockey rally Champions
Year 7 & 8 Girls Bury Schools’ Tag Rugby Runners Up
Year 7 & 8 Girls Bury Schools’ Volleyball Champions
Year 9 & 10 Girls Bury Schools’ Volleyball Champions
Year 7 & 8 Boys Bury Schools’ Volleyball Champions
Year 9 & 10 Boys Bury Schools’ Volleyball Champions
Year 10 Boys Bury Schools’ Football Cup Winners
Year 9 & 10 Boys Bury Schools’ Table Tennis Champions
Year 7 & 8 Boys Bury Schools Table Tennis Runners up
Year 7 & 8 Boys and Girls Tennis Champions
Year 7, 8 & 9 Boys Bury Schools’ Badminton Champions
Year 10 & 11 Boys Bury Schools’ Badminton Champions
Year 10 & 11 Girls Bury Schools’ Badminton Runners up
Years 7 & 9 Girls Bury Schools’ Netball Rally Semi-finalists
Year 7 & 8 Bury Schools’ Tennis Champions
Other school teams
Cricket, netball, rounders and hockey
Interform sports competitions for all year groups
Football, netball, rounders, basketball, hockey, volleyball
We have external club links with
The RFU, Bury Rugby Club, Bury Cricket Club, Bury Blue Devils Basketball Club