PE & Dance

Welcome to the PE Department
We pride ourselves on our departments’ ethos which is to build students’ skill and confidence in all areas of Physical Education. We aim to provide a linear curriculum which enables all students to maximise learning and progress for all year 7 to year 11 students. It allows students to start to learn aspects of the GCSE syllabus and enables a smoother transition onto the GSCE pathway or BTEC Dance.

Meet the PE Department
The department team consists of nine members of staff. These are:

NameTitle
Mrs G RobinsonHead of Department
Mrs P BaileyDeputy Head of Department
Mr S SinghHead of year 9
Mr M RichardsonHead of year 8
Mr M FieldingHead of year 10
Miss K GordonHead of Dance
Mrs P LathamTeacher of PE & Dance
Mr D WardenTeacher Assistant

PE and Dance Overview

Key Stage 3
At Stretford High students will a variety of activities which are from the AQA GCSE Specification enabling them to start to learn the fundamental skills which will enable them to develop more advanced skills in Key Stage 4.

Stretford High students alongside PE will participate in Dance on fortnightly rotation;
Dance in KS3 includes exploring various techniques and skills in a range of styles.  Students identify characteristics of a good performance and apply their understanding to enhance their performance.  They develop their technical and expressive skills and use choreographic devices to produce creative outcomes. They have developed their ability to feedback information to their peers and to themselves to bring about improvements.  The focus within KS3 in Dance is about enjoyment and engagement as well as developing their technical ability.

Key Stage 4
Students will follow the AQA GCSE Specification. This course is 60% Theory and 40% Practical. The Theory aspect of the course is split over two papers,
The human body and movement in physical activity and sport.
Socio-cultural influences and well-being in physical activity and sport.
Non- exam assessment: Practical performance in physical activity and sport

BTEC Dance
Students will follow the Edexcel specification for this course.
Unit 1: Individual Showcase – two audition pieces
Unit 2: Preparation, Performance & Production
Unit 4: Dance Skills