In Year 7 and 8, pupils have five lessons of PE over two weeks. They follow a National Curriculum course covering the following areas: Games, Gymnastics, Athletic Activities, HRE, Dance, Leadership and Team Building. In Years 9, 10 and 11, the pupils have the chance to experience a wider range of physical activities, including Volleyball, Table Tennis, Badminton, Weight Training, Aerobics, Outdoor and Adventurous Activities and Dodgeball.
In Years 10 and 11, the pupils can choose to do GCSE PE. This involves both practical and theoretical work in the area of sport and is ideally suited to those pupils who have a keen interest in physical activity.
Extra-curricular activities play an important role in the department and teams are entered in many sports throughout the Blackpool, Lancashire, and the North of England area. Specialist coaches are presently employed to provide expert tuition in Dance, Yoga, Girl’s Football and Hockey.
Our main aim in the department is to show the pupils how they can maintain an active and healthy lifestyle and give them the necessary skills and enthusiasm with which to do this. We try to introduce the pupils to a wide range of physical activities and encourage them to maintain their interest in these outside of school time. It is our aim to ensure that each child realises their full potential in all areas of Sport and Physical Education.