Physical Education

PE Curriculum Journey

The PE department at Golborne High School offers a diverse curriculum to inspire pupils curiosity of the subject where a passion for physical activity is enthusiastically promoted. This is pivotal to establishing a love of sport and exercise at a young age which will encourage lifelong participation, develop valuable life skills and prepare pupils to lead a healthy active lifestyle.

In Key Stage 3 pupils build on and embed the physical development, skills and basic principles learned in key stages 1 and 2, becoming more competent, confident and expert in their techniques, and apply them across different sports and physical activities. The National Curriculum is followed throughout Key Stage 3. For example, pupils decision making is developed through having the opportunity to explore a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games, develop their technique, analyse performance and have plenty of opportunities to take part in competitive sports through extracurricular teams and activities. Through experiencing this curriculum, pupils develop valuable life skills such as determination and resilience which improves how they cope when things get difficult. The richness of experience and learning further allows pupils to develop their  Independence and organisation skills through ensuring that they have appropriate PE kit and footwear depending on the activity or extracurricular fixture. Furthermore, pupils develop their personal and socials skills such as confidence and teamwork by engaging, supporting and learning from others. Every child matters, therefore lessons are tailored to cater for pupils Individual ability and learning needs to ensure every pupil is engaged, challenged and supported appropriately.

In year 10, Key Stage 4 pupils have the option to study AQA GCSE PE or OCR Cambridge National Sport Studies. Throughout Key Stage 4 pupils are encouraged to take ownership of their future by exploring and researching careers in sport that they are interested in so that they specifically know what they need to achieve to fulfil their ambition.  This Independence prepares pupils for Post 16 education through A Level PE and Level 3 Vocational Qualifications. Every pupil in Key Stage 4 will further experience a diverse curriculum to further embed prior learning and develop skills learned in Key Stage 3.  The priority is to nurture pupils enjoyment of sport by encouraging inclusive and competitive participation in sport outside of school whilst also preparing pupils for life with the knowledge to look after their mental and physical health.

To enhance our curriculum and to embed skills and knowledge developed in lessons,  the PE department offers a vast range of sports and activities through extracurricular clubs. Training and fixtures available to all pupils include, Football, Rugby League, Netball, Basketball, Health related fitness classes, Cricket, Athletics, Dodgeball, Handball, Badminton, Rounders, Cheerleading and Dance. Furthermore, to extend pupils curiosity for the subject and to enhance their experience of the wider world the PE department offers a range of educational visits and enhancement trips.