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Welcome to the curriculum page for Physical Education.
The aim of the Physical Education department is to educate boys through physical activity. We aim to develop physically literate students who are inspired to discover and reach their personal best. We do this by setting high expectations, where boys have an outward looking perspective on activity and challenge whilst working in isolation or part of a team. Team-work and individual learning have a key part to play in all aspects of sport and it is our aim to help all learners find ways to help themselves and others. Upon leaving all boys will have the skills and confidence to continue to participate in a number of sports, enabling them to lead a healthy, active lifestyle.
The department consists of 5 staff that have a variety of roles appertaining to the school and their specialism.
Through the curriculum our aims are to provide pupils with a broad and balanced curriculum with traditional outdoor sports such as rugby, football, cricket , athletics and cross country and indoor activities including badminton and basketball complimenting exciting and innovative activities such as: : dodgeball, handball, tchoukball, Danish longball and indoor rowing..
The fitness suite enables pupils to access state of the art equipment, which enhances their fitness and wellbeing. The fitness suite consists of 10 concept 2 rowers, 8 WattBike Pro bikes, along with weights machines and free weights.
Pupils are encouraged to work hard within their lessons and expand their knowledge and skills in the extra-curricular programme.
Extra-curricular provision is wide and varied and all pupils have the opportunity to participate at their own level in both competitive and recreational activities. Successes range from local and regional to national and even international. A number of pupils are part of academy programmes in various sports.
The extra-curricular provision covers many of the major sports as well as others. Teams are entered into local and regional competitions in the following sports: - rugby, football, badminton, basketball, cross-country, athletics, swimming, cricket, golf, cycling, and table-tennis.
Click here to access the Sports Calendar.
Sport provides the school with the opportunity to excel on a national stage as well as creating friendships and team spirit which transcends throughout the school.
The department offers examinations in GCSE Physical Education and OCR Cambridge National Level 1/2 in Sports Studies.
- Mr I Battarbee – Head Of Department, i/c of Rugby
- Mr J Davies – 2nd in Department, i/c of Football & Cross-country
- Mr G Peacock – Teacher, Head of Year 11
- Mr T Campbell – Teacher, i/c of Athletics & Golf
- Mr J Rothwell – Teacher, i/c of Cricket & Badminton
Curriculum Information - PE
Physical education is highly valued at Key Stage 4. All students enjoy the opportunity to pursue the subject at GCSE level.
The OCR Physical Education course is assessed by examinations at the end of Year 11. The exam is based on Two Theory papers and a practical exam in 3 sports. The 3 sports must be on the approved list list (see https://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/234827-guide-to-non-exam-assessment-gcse.pdf) and the pupils need to be seen in regular competitive situations under competitive pressure in authentic performance situations. Further details are available from the examination board here: www.ocr.org.uk
The Cambridge National Level 1/2 in Sports Studies allows pupils to follow a more vocational side to Physical Education and sport. It consists of 1 exam worth 25%, with 3 other modules as mentioned above; which are assessed internally. Pupils need to choose two sports from an approved list (https://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/347665-cambridge-nationals-sports-activity-list.pdf) and need to be seen in regular competitive situations under competitive pressure, in authentic performance situations.
To support your son’s learning and engagement in this subject he needs to have the following PE Kit:
|Indoor PE Kit||Outdoor PE Kit|
|White T Shirt with school badge*
Royal Blue Shorts with school badge*
White Sports Socks
Trainers with non-marking soles
|Red & Gold/Blue Rugby Shirt (Reversible) with school badge*
Royal Blue Rugby Shorts with school badge*
Royal Blue Socks with school badge*
Football/Rugby Boots (no blades)
|Items indicated by * are only available from our recognised suppliers:|
All articles of clothing MUST be clearly marked with the student's name.
Official West Hill School Uniform Suppliers are:
|On the High Street||On Line|
|Debonair||Kit Traders Ltd|
|82 Old Street
Ashton under Lyne
|Tel: 0161 343 2900||Tel: 01606 834490|
Ocr GCSE exam board - http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse-physical-education-j587-from-2016/
Year 10 Textbook OCR GCSE (9-1) PE
The School VLE has numerous links to workbooks, powerpoints, unit tests, past exam papers and other various revision materials.
GCSE Bitesize - http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/pe/
My PE Exam - http://www.mypeexam.com/
Brian Mac - www.brianmac.co.uk