Curriculum - PE

Scroll down to find out more about the physical education department and the curriculum we teach at Irlam & Cadishead College

Physical Education

ICC PE department offers students opportunities and access to a wide range of sporting activities. In curriculum, students have the opportunity to participate in fitness activities, games activities, athletics and gymnastics.  Co-curricular activities are offered after school and at lunchtimes; activities include football, netball, rugby, fitness, mixed martial arts, athletics and dance.

The department runs a series of inter form sporting events throughout the year.  These activities will include football, netball, dodge ball, indoor athletics, rounders and athletics.

We compete regularly against other schools in different sports.  We run school teams with the aim of challenging our students to perform to their best and improve their performance. One of the department aims is to offer more of a variety of sports where the students can compete against other schools.

The school have close links with a number of local sports clubs. Cadishead Rhinos RLFC support our delivery of rugby league by running sessions after school.  Salford Red Devils are another partner who support in the delivery of rugby league in curriculum time.

Key Stage 3

Year 7 Curriculum

Autumn to Spring

  • Base Line Testing
  • Association Football
  • Netball
  • Health related exercise
  • Badminton
  • Gymnastics
  • Rugby League

Summer

  • Softball
  • Athletics Track and Field
  • Rounders
  • Cricket

Year 8 Curriculum

Autumn to Spring

  • Association Football
  • Netball
  • Health related exercise
  • Badminton
  • Hockey
  • Basketball
  • Gymnastics
  • OAA
  • Rugby League

Summer

  • Softball
  • Athletics Track and Field
  • Rounders

Year 9 Curriculum

Autumn to Spring

  • Health related exercise
  • Basketball
  • Badminton
  • Gymnastics
  • Rugby Union Football
  • Association Football
  • Hockey
  • Handball
  • Leadership

Summer

  • Cricket
  • Softball
  • Athletics Track and Field

Key Stage 4

All students continue to participate in core physical education during Years 10 and 11 for one hour per week where they can choose to specialise in two or three activities.  This allows us therefore, to offer a progressive physical education pathway from Year 7 to Year 11.

In addition to the core PE hours, we also offer an examinable option for students to study. This is currently in the form of the OCR Cambridge National Sports Studies course.

Is it for me?

Sports Studies is for students with a genuine interest in sport and exercise and for those who wish to seriously advance their skill level, knowledge and understanding of the subject.

It is advised that all students on this course regularly participate in organised sport competing at club level and frequently take part in structured physical training beyond compulsory PE lessons.

What will I study?

To achieve the qualification all candidates must complete 4 units.

Sports Leadership: The process of coaching others; including how to plan, deliver and evaluate sessions as well as officiating.

Practical Sport: Which must be the recording and development of one team and one individual sport.

Contemporary issues in sport (written examination): Pupils will learn about the current affairs and topics in sport. This unit is assessed through a one hour written examination.

Outdoor Adventurous activities: The learning and completion of various outdoor activities and planning and reviewing these activities with lots of focus upon health and safety.

PE Guidance

You can view our PE Guidance Policy HERE