Physical Education


What will my child's learning be like in PE?

Students will have the opportunity to experience a range of sports, physical activities, enrichment activities and competitions throughout their journey at school. All levels of ability are given careful consideration which enables teachers to pitch lessons at the correct level of challenge. Students are always encouraged to become fully involved and given the opportunity to develop, physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively.

What are we aiming to achieve in the PE department?

Key Stage 3

The PE Curriculum is broad and balanced which allows students to develop skills in Games, Gymnastics, Leadership, Rounders and Athletics. Students develop skills in isolation and game play, as well as developing tactics and evaluating performance. We aim to promote confidence, competence, motivation, resilience and a desire to lead a healthy active lifestyle. These key skills are transferrable to other aspects of school and aim to support future opportunities for success. Students are assessed as they develop and lessons are differentiated to support, stretch and challenge all students. We offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities for students to get involved for fun or to compete and achieve their personal best.

Key Stage 4

Students focus on developing the key transferable skills embedded at KS3. Students can choose to participate in a variety of physical activities to promote both participation and competition. Students are encouraged to take on a variety of roles within lessons such as leadership and officiating in order to develop a more holistic and tactical understanding of the activities.

Students can opt to take OCR Cambridge Nationals in Sports Studies Level 1 & 2. The knowledge gained throughout this course will help students to progress on to other related sports courses, apprenticeships and employment.

Qualification: OCR Cambridge Nationals in Sports Studies Level 1 & 2

Level 1: Pass, Merit, Distinction is equivalent to GCSE 1-3
Level 2: Pass, Merit, Distinction, distinction * is equivalent to GCSE 4-9

Assessment:  Coursework 75% / Test 25%

Students complete four units of work, three of which are internally assessed, the other is externally assessed.

Course Content: Sport and the media; Contemporary issues in sport; Sports leadership; and Developing sports skills

For more information please contact

Mrs V Pilling, Head of PE victoria.pilling@lowryacademy.org.uk 

Mr M Walker, Teacher of PE - Head of Year 11 matthew.walker@lowryacademy.org.uk 

Mr M Smith, Teacher of PE marcus.smith@lowryacademy.org.uk 

Miss E King, Teacher of PE & I.T emma.king@lowryacademy.org.uk