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Physical Education

Respect, Aspiration, Determination, Independence.

Physical Education

Mrs. E. Riley: Head of Department

Miss. A Murray – Second in Department

Mr. G McClelland – Second in Department

Mr. A Allcroft

Mrs C Evans (Deputy Headteacher/Dance)

Mr T Hurst

Mr Goddard (Assistant Headteacher)


PE Department
Physical Education and sport at Reddish Vale presents a challenge, improves discipline and enhances valuable life skills. Within the department, we create a positive working environment in lessons where pupils are actively engaged, and participation and achievement is celebrated.

As a department, we strive to provide a range of opportunities which allow pupils to experience a variety of activities and taste a broad but balanced curriculum.

Pupils are encouraged to develop a personal commitment to maintaining their health and well-being beyond the curriculum. Extra-curricular activities are central to this development and are given high priority by all staff. We aim to provide access to activities which will encourage our pupils to develop and improve their confidence and competence through participation in physical activity.

The faculty aims:
  • To deliver outstanding teaching and learning standards across the curriculum.
  • To utilise the excellent facilities to improve the opportunities afforded to pupils.
  • To develop a high level of sports skills and knowledge.
  • To provide a broad, balanced and differentiated science curriculum to meet the needs of all pupils.
  • To develop numeracy and literacy skills.
  • To offer opportunities outside the curriculum to enhance the skills and experience of our pupils in a variety of roles.

Key Stage 3:
8% of curriculum time (4 lessons per fortnight) is provided for Physical Education lessons.

In Year 7-8, pupils complete blocks of activity in the following:
Health & Fitness
Netball (girls)
Tag Rugby

In Year 9,10 & 11, the choice is broadened with the addition of activities including

Golf Extreme
Ultimate Frisbee


Key Stage 4: Options in Physical Education
PE can be chosen as an option at KS4, with two courses offered to exam level. In year 9 pupils have 3 lessons per fortnight.

GCSE PE contains both practical and written elements; pupils are assessed on their ability to perform in a variety of sports, complete a controlled assessment task and sit an exam.

OCR Cambridge Nationals Level 2 Sports Science

Comprises of 4 units 25% for each module. 5 lessons a fortnight.

Module one - Principles of training - coursework

Module two - Body in Action - coursework

Module three - Diet - coursework

Module four - Sports Injuries - exam unit


30% practical in 3 sports
70% exam - 2 papers - paper 1 - fitness and body systems/paper 2 Health and performance