Physical Education


Physical Education at Baines School will help students to develop the skills, knowledge and competence to live a healthy and active lifestyle at school and in the future. We aim to begin, support and continue a pathway into sport and exercise through an enthusing, inspiring curricula, extra-curricular and school community club links programme. Whether the student’s passion is in Invasion Games, Net- wall games, Striking and Fielding games, Athletics, Gymnastics or Dance, they can learn transferable, cognitive and social skills which they can apply in a variety of conditioned and competitive situations. This can help lead to improved physical, mental and social health whilst exposing young people to a future hobby, interest or career. We encourage our students to approach all physical activity with a positive attitude and an open mind. We guide students to independently develop their skillset and explore different ways to utilise these skills. We develop teamwork, co-operation, communication, creativity and leadership, and students learn to cope with physical and mental challenges through their Physical Education experiences at Baines School.

Names of staff, role & contact details

Mrs K Blackwell
Subject Leader for PE

Mr D Vernon
Head of Boys PE

Mrs C Tyson
Head of Girls PE

Mr M Hartley
Teacher of PE

Mr R Flynn
Teacher of PE

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 Term 1Term 2Term3
Year 7 BoysRugby/BadmintonGymnastics/FootballCricket/Athletics/Tennis
Year 7 GirlsGymnastics/NetballTrampolining/HockeyRounders/Athletics
Year 8Rugby/Netball/BadmintonGymnastics/Trampolining/BadmintonCricket/Athletics/Tennis/Rounders
Year 9 Boys IndividualBadminton/OrienteeringTrampolining/Weight TrainingTennis/Athletics/Golf
Year 9 Girls IndividualAerobics/DanceYoga/GymnasticsBadminton/Rounders/Trampolining
Year 9 Boys TeamHandball/RugbyHRE/FootballCricket/Tennis/Orienteering
Year 9 Girls TeamFootball/NetballHockey/BadmintonVolleyball/Rounders/Athletics
Year 10 GCSEApplied anatomy and physiologyMovement analysisPhysical training/ Performance analyisis/Assessment
Year 10 Technical AwardThe principles of training, nutrition, psychology for sport and activityUnderstanding the body and supporting technology for sporting activity
Year 11 GCSESports psychologySocio-cultural influencesHealth, fitness and wellbeing
Year 11 Technical AwardUnderstanding the body and the supporting technology for sporting activityApplying the principles of sporting activity

How and when is my child assessed?

The PE department assess pupils in Key Stage 3 after every activity (half term) following the Lancashire Assessment model. Over the course of an academic year we assess the pupils acquiring and developing skills and selecting and applying skills as well as their knowledge and understanding of health and fitness and evaluating and improving their own and others performances.

Name of course(s) offeredExam BoardLink to SpecNature of assessment
GCSE PEAQA Theory - 2 exams
30% Practical - 3 activities
10% Performance Analysis Assessment
Technical Award in Sport, Activity and Fitness (Yr10 only)Pearson Interanlly assessed coursework
40% Externally assessed exam
Technical Award in Health & Fitness (Yr 11 only)NCFE Practical
40% Theory - 1 exam