Curriculum leader for Physical Education: Mrs A Thatcher
At St. Gabriel’s we encourage all pupils to fully participate in every activity, enjoy every lesson and always strive to achieve their best. As a result they learn to value the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle. Our long term aim is to provide pupils with positive experiences of PE which encourage lifelong participation in sport and/or physical activity and contributes to a healthy, active lifestyle and a good level of health and fitness.
Curriculum overview at KS3
At KS3, pupils receive two hours PE per week. One lesson is their ‘Games’ lesson and pupils participate in a range of games orientated activities, the other lesson is their ‘PE’ lesson where the focus is on more individual activities and improving their health and fitness.
Outlined below are the activities that pupils currently take part in;
Tennis Outdoor Challenge
Trampoline Fitness (HRF)
Football Outdoor Challenge
Curriculum overview at KS4
At KS4, pupils can choose to study GCSE PE. They receive 3 hours of GCSE PE per week and study the Edexcel exam board programme of study and assessment. They all receive an extra one hour in Core PE time. GCSE PE is a combination of practical and theory lessons. From Sept 2014, pupils who do not opt for GCSE PE have the opportunity to complete Level 1/2 Sports Leadership Qualification. Pupils that do not opt for GCSE PE or Sports Leadership, participate in 1 hour Core PE per week.
Outlined below are the activities that pupils currently take part in at KS4.
Rugby Health-related fitness circuits
Table tennis Sports Leadership
In addition to offering high quality PE lessons, the PE Department at St Gabriel’s prides itself on the quality of the extra-curricular provision for our pupils. Currently the following sports are offered to pupils. For each of these activities where possible the teams compete in Bury, Catholic and County Competitions.
Other activities offered by staff or Sports Partnerships that may not be competed in, include: