PE and Games

Intent

PE at William Hulme’s Grammar School is underpinned by the United Learning PE and Health Curriculum. The aim is to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that brings out ‘the best in everyone’ across performance, leadership and health strands. We develop physically skilful young people who acquire the skills, knowledge, understanding, character and confidence to prepare them for examination PE and a positive lifelong relationship with physical activity and sport.

Implementation

All pupils in KS3 receive two 100-minute lessons a fortnight. All KS4 pupils receive one 100-minute lesson a fortnight. Further to this, those selecting GCSE PE (OCR) or Cambridge National Certificate in Sport Studies (OCR) as an academic choice receive an additional three 100-minute lessons in KS4.

The PE curriculum is coherently planned and sequenced to ensure that every child has access to the statutory areas of the PE National Curriculum and United Learning PE and Health Curriculum regardless of any barriers to learning. Pupils are presented with the opportunity to excel in a broad range of activities and sports including invasion (football, netball etc.), net (badminton, table tennis etc.), striking/fielding (cricket, rounders etc.) and target (golf etc.) games.

Pupils are presented with leadership and health opportunities throughout the curriculum. Health and wellbeing lessons develop pupils' knowledge and understanding of how and why to exercise. This content is constantly recapped and applied to sport-specific lessons to prepare pupils for the rigour of examination PE. Leadership opportunities are embedded into lessons through pupil-led activities, peer/group assessment, team tactics and officiating roles. These develop the United Learning ethos of ambition, confidence, creativity, respect, enthusiasm, determination and help to embed British values such as respect and tolerance.

Our curriculum is supported and extended by a rich, inclusive extra-curricular programme throughout the year which is underpinned by ‘The William Hulme’s Way Award Criteria’. Mass participation is encouraged in a range of activities and sports at lunch and afterschool. Healthy competition is encouraged through internal house competitions and external fixtures and competitions.

Impact

Our curriculum focus of performance, leadership and health allows all pupils to excel in PE and develop a positive lifelong relationship with physical activity and sport. Exam results, KS3 assessment key performance indicators (KPIs), pupil voice and extra-curricular uptake all support the impact that PE has on pupils at William Hulme’s Grammar School. All of this ensures that we have done all in our power to ensure that pupils have a lifelong involvement in physical activity and sport.

 

The PE Faculty provides a broad and balanced programme of activities that the students find challenging, enjoyable and satisfying. Students of all abilities are encouraged to become fully involved and given the opportunity to develop, physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively.

The National Curriculum requirements are met at Key Stage 3 and 4. At Key Stage 3 there are four areas of activity followed, Games, Gymnastics, Leadership, Rounders and Athletics. 

The PE Faculty has maintained good links with local sports clubs and has visiting coaches from them to enhance the PE curriculum. Coaches from Manchester City Football Club, Sale Sharks Rugby Club and Manchester Magic come in to work with the students.

Year Group

Boys

Girls

Year 7

 

Cross Country

Rugby

Football

Leadership

Team Building

Basketball

Gymnastics

Softball

Athletics

Cross Country

Netball

Football

Leadership

Team Building

Gymnastics

Tag Rugby

Rounders

Athletics

Year 8

 

Futsal

Fitness

Basketball

Athletics

Rounders

Cricket

Leadership

Sitting Volleyball

Goal Ball

Kabaddi

Cross Country

Dance

Boxercise

Culture

Badminton

Gymnastics

Basketball

Athletics

Rounders

Cricket

Year 9

 

Sports Leadership

Football

Coaching

Basketball

Health and Fitness

Futsal

Paralympic Sports

Athletics

Softball

Netball

Basketball

Sports

Leadership

Rugby

Tag Rugby

Badminton

Paralympic Sports

Zumba

Boxercise

Every week during games your child will be taking part in house competitions and events that contribute to the sporting house system at WHGS. These events can include:

  • House Netball
  • House Football
  • House Rugby
  • House Tag Rugby
  • House Futsal
  • House Dodgeball
  • House Badminton
  • House Basketball

Currently every Thursday during period 5 students are allocated one hour to complete a sporting opportunity of their preference. During this time we currently hold house competitions in sports such as:

  • Cross Country
  • Boys Football
  • Girls Netball
  • Mixed Basketball
  • Mixed Handball
  • Mixed Dodgeball
  • Mixed Softball
  • Mixed Athletics

Level 3 Qualification in Sports Leadership (SL3)

Learners must complete a minimum of 30 hours of leadership throughout this qualification. This will be undertaken in Unit 4 (mandatory unit) and Units 5, 6 and 7 (choose two from these three optional units). The guidance below outlines the suitability of participants within Unit 4 and Unit 7:

  • Year Group 11-13 
  • Unit 4 – Plan, lead and evaluate sport/physical activity sessions for children – the definition of ‘children’ is 4-11 year olds. 
  • Unit 7 – Plan, lead and evaluate sport/physical activity sessions for older people – the definition of ‘older people’ is 50+. 
  • Counts towards 16 UCAS Points

More information on Sports Leadership

Staff

  • Miss R J Clayden - Subject Leader of PE and Games

  • Mr A J Richardson - Director of Enrichment / Teacher of PE and Games)

  • Mr G L Oliver - Teacher of PE and Games

  • Mr Lindley - Teacher of PE and Games

  • Miss Bretherton  - Teacher of PE and Games

  • Mr B Winster - Teacher of PE and Games

View the Sports Clothing requirements for Year 7 to 11

 

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