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 and OCR syllabus and enables a smoother transition onto the GSCE or OCR pathway.

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

Mr M FieldingHead of Department
Mrs P BaileyDeputy Head of Department
Mr J AdekoyaTeacher of PE
Mr M RichardsonHead of year 7
Miss L BaileyTeacher of PE
Mr Afshari-RahimzadePE Technician

PE and Dance Overview

Key Stage 3

At Stretford High, students will participate in 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. They will also develop their theoretical knowledge of the key concepts within PE that encourage understanding of the background of sport and how to develop as a performer.

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 either follow the AQA GCSE Specification or the OCR Cambridge National Sport Science course.

The AQA GSCE PE course is 60% Theory and 40% Practical. The theory aspect of the course is split over two papers;

Paper 1 – The human body and movement in physical activity and sport.

Paper 2 – Socio-cultural influences and well-being in physical activity and sport.

The students are then assessed in their practical performance in physical activity and sport from a range of sports available on the specification.

The OCR Cambridge National Certificate in Sport Science equates to a GCSE; however is assessed through 4 units of work, including Injuries in Sport, Sport Psychology, The Body in Sport and Principles of Training in Sport.

Students following the OCR Sport Studies course will sit 1 exam worth 25% of their overall grade and submit coursework for the other 3 units.


Students will follow the Edexcel specification for this course.

Component 1- Exploring the Performing Arts

Component 2- Developing skills and techniques in the Performing Arts

Component 3- Responding to a Brief