Physical Education

Faculty of Physical Education & Performing Arts


Mr S Perry

Miss S Roberts

Miss C Dixon

Mr C Rowley

Mrs L McKiernan

Mrs K Soulsby

Mr J Dixon

- Head of Faculty

- KS4 co-ordinator

- KS3 co-ordinator





A high-quality Physical Education curriculum provides the foundations for understanding the capabilities of the human body through a varied activity content founded upon the gospel values of mutual respect. We believe in giving all pupils the opportunity to discover and develop their physical potential through a balanced and developmental programme of activities. We do so in the belief that physical education in a safe, supportive and challenging environment is a vital component in the development of all pupils' physical and emotional health and well-being. We hope to encourage enjoyment, tolerance, co-operation and the development of expertise through our PE curriculum


We strive to achieve the following aims for our pupils:

  • Enable all pupils to experience and enjoy a wide range of sporting activities.
  • Promote the importance of adopting a healthy lifestyle and highlight the benefits of physical activity on the body
  • Provide extra-curricular opportunities for pupils to pursue their interests in sport and physical activity
  • Develop pupil's spiritual, moral, social and cultural experiences through intra and inter school sport competitions
  • Allow pupils to gain coaching and leadership qualifications when working with young children through PE and school sport
  • Enable pupils to work independently and as part of a team in varied activities
  • To continue to develop community club links including links to clubs suitable for development of our high achieving national hopefuls
  • To employ teaching methods and resources that allow all pupils to have equal access to PE and school sport, irrespective of their ethnic origin, religion, sexuality or academic ability
  • To enable pupils to access a high quality provision through 'outstanding' teaching and learning opportunities
  • We adopt a 'Sport for All' ethos where we actively promote 100% participation


KS3 Curriculum 2018-2019

Years 7 & 8

In Years 7 and 8 pupils follow the National Curriculum. They will build on the physical development and skills learned in key stage 2 and become more competent, confident and expert in their techniques and apply them across different sports and physical activities.

Physical Education KS3


KS4 Curriculum 2018-2019


Year 9, 10 & 11

Pupils will follow the OCR GCSE (9-1) 'Physical Education’ Course. The course is divided into three components:

Component 1 – Physical Factors Affecting Performance

Component 2 - Socio-cultural Issues and Sports Psychology

Component 3 – Performance with Physical Education

End of Course Assessment:


Method of Assessment

Percentage of total GCSE

Component 1

1 hour written examination


Component 2

1 hour written examination


Component 3

Non exam assessment - internally assessed and externally moderated



Extra-Curricular Sport at St Peter's


St. Peter's has a fantastic reputation for sport, and achievement that saw us placed in the top 30 state schools for sport in 2013/2014. Currently, we are National Champions in Boys' U15 200m, Rugby League and Cheerleading, with national finals being regularly attended in basketball.

We also achieve regular participation at Regional and Local finals with a high level of success being experienced in a wide range of sports.

We have strong links with Salford Red Devils RLFC, Manchester Giants Basketball and Sale Harriers Athletics. These links provide an outlet for our talented athletes to further their achievement.