Physical Education (PE)

Head of Department
Mr A Haworth


  • Bachelor of Science in Sports Studies

The physical education curriculum at Pleckgate High School is designed to inspire, challenge and motivate students to be the best they can be.  We offer a curriculum that allows every student to find a challenging sport or activity that provides opportunities to develop their physical capabilities.

Our curriculum aligns with the National Curriculum and allows students to excel in a broad range of physical activities; Pleckgate students learn traditional sports, as well as more unusual activities such as handball and orienteering. We want students to engage in competitive sports and activities in lessons and in wider school, local and national fixtures and competitions.  Students are also encouraged to lead healthy, active lives and  how to make healthy choices throughout all programmes of study.

The PE curriculum is differentiated for each learner and we focus on developing students’ passion for the sports they enjoy. Students have access to academic study at GCSE and a wide range of extra -curricular activities and teams are on offer to all of our students. Students cover a range of sports and activities on a rolling programme including football, netball, table tennis, badminton, handball, cricket, dance, gymnastics, rounders, athletics, fitness, rugby and orienteering. All lessons aim for students to be as active as possible, whilst also developing key skills such as resilience, communication, teamwork and leadership skills.

Students may study sport through GCSE PE or Cambridge National Sports Studies. 

Students will receive a well‐rounded introduction to the world of PE, sport, and sport science through the combination of physical performance and academic challenges in GCSE PE including strong performance in three sports.

The Cambridge National Sports Studies course allows students to focus on contemporary issues in sport, such as considering the role of the media in sport and working in the sports industry. Our curriculum is designed to provide a blend of practical sports activities and the theory that underpins it to give all students a full understanding of sport.

We excel in football, netball, table tennis and cricket and our teams have won many trophies and awards. We offer a number of trips and visits , for example an annual champions league game at the Etihad stadium where many students have watched some of the best football teams in Europe such as Man City, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus. We also have trips to watch international cricket games and the netball super league.

Please note, every subject exercise book your child has contains a subject ‘Pleckgate Learning Journey’ that outlines the content covered, timelines and assessment points for the current year.

Mr A Haworth

The Community of Pleckgate has a local secondary school it can be proud of. It provides an excellent education for all its pupils. They flourish in a bright, positive and secure environment”

Ofsted 2019

Ofsted Outstanding Provider