Welcome to the Physical Education Department at Burscough Priory Science College.
Our Mission Statement is for each individual to achieve their maximum potential through meaningful, varied and challenging situations, as well as promoting the enjoyment of physical activity and fitness and developing confidence and knowledge of the subject. The department strives to developing a fit for life ethos in pupils so they continue to take part in physical activity after leaving school and recognize the importance of physical fitness.
Course Content Overview KS3
At Key Stage 3, pupils take part in a challenging yet enjoyable curriculum across a range of sports. Pupils will be encouraged to develop communication, team work and leadership through team sports whilst improving knowledge of rules of the games and how to have a healthy active lifestyle. The range of activities covered include: Gymnastics, Dance, Volleyball, Basketball, Football, Hockey, Netball, Fitness, Leadership, Handball and Multi skills.
Course Content Overview KS4
At key stage 4 pupils will get an opportunity to opt to do GCSE PE. Pupils not opting for GCSE PE will cover a wide range of sports and get the opportunity to use the local community facilities at Burscough Sports Centre. Here they have full use of the sports hall and the fitness suite. Activities covered are Fitness, Badminton, Volleyball, Rounders, Tennis, Hockey, Basketball and Netball.
How we Stretch and Challenge our students
Lessons are challenging and differentiated to ensure every pupil achieves success and progress to ensure they strive above and beyond their minimum acceptable level of progress.
How we support our students
Every child matters in the PE department, with a wide range of sports and activities offered and lessons delivered to allow every child to achieve success. Extra-curricular opportunities and extra revision sessions are all offered to help and engage pupils to ensure they achieve their targets in the subject.
How we deliver Literacy and Numeracy in PE
Literacy is an important aspect in lessons, developing communication skills and increasing confidence through leadership. Pupils are encouraged to give feedback, use subject specific words and deliver warm ups and stretches to their peers.
Numeracy is regularly used within PE to record data, such as heart rate monitoring, timing, measuring, scoring and counting. Pupils learn to analyze and evaluate data and are encouraged to deliver their own competitions in lessons and in extra-curricular clubs.
Pupils will have an opportunity to opt for the GCSE PE option in Year 10 and all Year 9 pupils will be introduced to GCSE PE theory to develop their knowledge of healthy active lifestyles.
Mrs R Preston (Head of Faculty)
Mr R Sheard (Head of department)
Miss S Jones (PE teacher)
Mr A Rimmer (PE teacher)
Pupils have a wide variety of sports on offer through extra-curricular opportunities. This is inclusive and open to all pupils through after school and lunch time clubs so all pupils can attend. The school also competes in the West Lancashire schools games programme, regularly competing in leagues, cups and festivals in a wide variety of sports. The department also run sports trips to Spain for Netball and football and residential trips to Hothersall Lodge for Outdoor and Adventurous Activities.
|PE Extra Curricular||Monday||Tuesday||Wednesday||Thursday||Friday|
1:20 – 1:50
Dodgeball Year 7
Basketball Year 7
|Year 11 GCSE Intervention (Room 18)||Mixed
Dodgeball Years 8 & 9
Dodgeball Years 10 & 11
3:20 – 4:20
|Staff Fitness Club||Girls
Netball Year 7 & 8
Basketball Year 8 & 9
Netball Year 9, 10 & 11
Handball Year 7 & 8
Rugby (All year groups)
Basketball Year 10 & 11
How parents can support their children in PE
Parents are welcome to attend extra-curricular fixtures for their child and support the team. The department has excellent club links and supports parents to encourage pupils to join sports clubs and take part in sports outside of school at the highest level possible and celebrate pupils success in school.