PE & Dance

Welcome to the PE Department

We pride ourselves on our departments’ ethos which is to ensure that students believe sport is for all. We build students’ skill and confidence in all areas of Physical Education but we ensure that all students have a chance to be successful through assessment. This is why we believe our ‘Head, Hands, Heart’ model increases participation and promotes lifelong enjoyment. 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 KS4 examination PE. We ensure that we subsidise our curriculum with a huge range of extra-curricular opportunities along with specific pathways such as sports leaders and school representation.

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
Ms Celine OffodileTechnician

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 for a 6-week block in KS3 PE.

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

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.

Students are required to put forward a minimum of one individual sport, one team sport along with any other of their choice for a total of 3 sports. This is then accompanied by a performance analysis piece of coursework which accounts for 10% of their overall grade.