Department Overview

The Physical Education department strive to ensure lessons motive, inspire and ensure our pupils feel safe and confident in their learning environment and aid pupil progress. We develop positive relationships with our pupils to help break down any potential barriers physical activity may bring. Achievements in PE are celebrated and all pupils are encouraged to participate in activities beyond the classroom. The department place great recognition on the social, emotional and health benefits of physically activity and how these are conducive to positive behaviours and academic achievement across the school.

Our Aims

    PE offers opportunities for pupils to:
  • Become skilful and intelligent performers;
  • Acquire and develop skills, performing with increasing physical competence and confidence, in a range of physical activities and contexts;
  • Learn how to select and apply skills, tactics and compositional ideas to suit activities that need different approaches and ways of thinking;
  • Develop their ideas in a creative way;
  • Set targets for themselves and compete against others, individually and as team members;
  • Understand what it takes to persevere, succeed and acknowledge others' success;
  • Take the initiative, lead activity and focus on improving aspects of their own performance;
  • Develop their understanding of the different roles in PE, experiencing umpiring, coaching and sports leadership.
  • Discover their own aptitudes and preferences for different activities;
  • Make informed decisions about the importance of exercise in their lives preparing them to be lifelong participators.

Accomodation and Resources

  • One field with a football pitch, a 200m track and two Rounder's pitches marked.
  • Two outdoor yards providing three netball courts.
  • A sports hall providing four badminton courts.

We have a vast amount of sports equipment enabling us to teach over 20 activities.


Physical Education programmes of study aim to inspire pupils to succeed across a broad and varied curriculum. All pupils in Year 7 and 8 have an opportunity to study Netball, Hockey, Basketball, Football, Fitness, Badminton, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Rounders, Tennis, Athletics, Cricket, Trampolining, Kinball, OAA, Handball, Lacrosse and Dance. In Year 9, we create opportunities for pupils to begin to specialise and choose areas of interest and expertise.

Physical Education programmes of study in core PE at Year 10 and 11 aim to develop personal fitness and promote an active, healthy lifestyle that will encourage pupils for life long participation.

Examination PE

Courses currently offered are:

L2 BTEC Sport
Year 10 - Three lessons per week 1 practical / 2 theory
Year 11 - Three lessons per week 1 practical / 2 theory
Practical - Pupils will be coached and assessed in Badminton, Rounders and fitness.
Theory - Pupils will study health, fitness and training methods. They will also study leadership in sport.

Practical activities
Badminton - continuous assessment
Rounders - continuous assessment


Coursework units:
Practical Sports Performance
Leading sports activities
Training for personal fitness

Examined unit
Fitness for sport and exercise -1hour online exam. Pupils can support their practical work by attending extra-curricular clubs provided for netball, hockey and rounders. Pupils should also consider joining sports clubs outside of school to gain extra practice. Pupils are given the opportunity to become Young Leaders.

Level 2 Sport and Coaching Principles

What is this course about?
Provide insight into the sports performance and coaching sectors.

Sports performance and identifying methods for improvement, fitness for health and performance and the science of sports coaching.

Learners will develop knowledge and understanding in how to analyse performance, create an action plan and evaluate improvements across all three units, providing a clear grounding in the sectors for those learners that may choose to enter into related jobs or further education and training.

The qualification will cover three units
Improving Sporting Performance
Fitness for Sport
Coaching Principles


The qualification is assessed through a combination of one written examination and two centre-marked assignments.

Where could this qualification lead to?

The main purpose of the qualification is to support access to further education and training such as level 3 qualifications: The most relevant pathway will depend upon the outcome achieved within this qualification and others taken alongside. The qualification will allow progression routes into:

  • Physical Education
  • Diploma in Sport / Sport Coaching
  • Level 3 Diploma in Sports Coaching
  • Level 3 Medical Science

Pupils can support their practical work by attending extra-curricular clubs provided for netball, hockey and rounders. Pupils should also consider joining sports clubs outside of school to gain extra practice. Pupils will be given the opportunity to take "Young Leaders" awards.

Examination Dance

Why choose GCSE Dance?
  • Practical and Theoretical Content
  • Transferable Skills
  • Improve your technical, physical and expressive skills.
  • Study something you love whilst gaining a qualification.

Practical Content - 60% in total
  • Performance - 30% of GCSE
  • Performance of two set phrases as a solo approximately 30 seconds each.
  • Performance of a duet/trio lasting a maximum of 5 minutes.
  • Choreography- 30% of GCSE
  • Creating your own solo or group choreography with guidance from Mrs Sutherberry

Theoretical Content - 40% in total
You will study:
  • Knowledge and understanding of choreographic processes and performance skills.
  • Critical appreciation of own work.
  • Critical appreciation of professional works.

Video sent off to external moderator in May. - External written exam in June.

LSSP Partnership

Broughton Hall is an enhanced member of the LSSP. They provide a range of opportunities for all students to take part in a competition and facilitate and deliver competitions and leagues that lead to city finals and the Level 3 Merseyside county finals.

    Opportunities that will be provided for pupils in 2018/2019 will include:
  • Dodgeball
  • Volleyball
  • Boccia
  • Tri Golf
  • Futsal

The PE department and LSSP are committed to engagement and inclusion in PE and are passionate about creating opportunities for pupils to develop their confidence and will be represented in the Sports Challenge 2019.

Contact Information

For more information please contact Mrs Hayes on 0151 541 9440.

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