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Physical Education

P.E Curriculum Overview 2017/18

Rounders Fixtures and Results

The PE Department provides an opportunity for all pupils to:

  • Assist their physical growth through structured and controlled exercise;
  • Participate in a wide range of activities; improve their range of skills whilst enhancing their confidence and sportsmanship.

To further achieve this, the school runs an extensive range of extra-curricular activities


Specialist Teaching Rooms and Staff

Indoor – sports hall, tennis hall, gymnasium, fitness suite

Outdoor – 3 football pitches, 7 netball courts, orienteering course, 1 astro-turf area and a multi-sports area.

This department has 5 full-time and 1 part-time members of staff.

 Please see below a gallery illustrating all our indoor and outdoor facilities.


Key Stage 3

Years 7, 8 & 9


A central aim of Physical Education in Years 7, 8 and 9 is to further develop pupils’ physical literacy by;

  • Creating a climate for learning whereby pupils’ confidence and competence to take part in sport and physical activity increases;
  • Encouraging pupils to apply their skills across a range of sports and physical activities;
  • Giving pupils a heightened awareness of the long-term health benefits (physical, social and mental) of physical activity;
  • Giving all pupils the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular activities.




Key Stage 4

Years 10 & 11

All pupils have a choice whether to take Edexcel GCSE PE (2PE01) or non-GCSE.  Those studying GCSE have two practical lessons and one theory lesson per week.  In addition they must also attend a minimum of two extra-curricular clubs to help prepare for their practical examination.

A central aim of Physical Education at Key Stage 4 is to maintain pupils’ enthusiasm for participating in Sport and Physical Activity. Pupils are encouraged to participate in activities which develop personal fitness and which also promote a healthy, active lifestyle. Pupils will be taught to:

  • use and develop a variety of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in team and individual games [for example, badminton, handball, cricket, football, netball, rounders and table tennis]
  • develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports [for example, athletics] or other physical activities [for example, dance]
  • take part in further outdoor and adventurous activities in a range of environments which present intellectual and physical challenges and which encourage pupils to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group
  • evaluate their performances and show improvement across a range of physical activities
  • take part in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs


Future Opportunities

Sports Studies at College/6th Form

BTec courses

Teaching courses

Coaching courses

Sports physiotherapy

Sports development

A Levels

Leisure and Tourism

Sports Academies

Sports Leadership

Sports Teams


Extra-Curricular Opportunities

Physical Education at Harper Green offers a wide range of clubs and activities which take place at lunchtimes or after school. These activities range from sports such as football, cricket, badminton, netball, athletics and table tennis to specialist activities such as cheerleading and dance.

Recent sporting achievements by Harper Green School:

  • Football league title winners
  • Bolton Schools Table Tennis Champions
  • Year 11 Athletics Champions (boys and girls)
  • Under-13 Regional Athletics finalists
  • Under-16 Cross-Country champions