Welcome to Harrop Fold

At Harrop Fold, we are committed to making the difference for all our young people.  Our aim is to produce well-rounded young people who are prepared for our ever-changing world. We do this by focusing on the Personal, Social and Academic aspects of education, which will drive our young people to reach their potential and achieve true excellence.

Physical Education

What will my child’s learning be like in PE

Students will have the opportunity to experience a range of sports, physical activities, enrichment activities and competitions throughout their journey at school. All levels of ability are given careful consideration which enables teachers to pitch lessons at the correct level of challenge. Students are always encouraged to become fully involved and given the opportunity to develop, physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively.

What are we aiming to achieve in the PE Department?


The PE Curriculum is broad and balanced which allows students to develop skills in Games, Gymnastics, Leadership, Rounders and Athletics. Throughout KS3, students develop skills in isolation and game play, as well as developing tactics and evaluating performance. We aim to promote confidence, competence, motivation, resilience and a desire to lead a healthy active lifestyle. These key skills are transferrable to other aspects of school and aim to support future opportunities for success. Students are assessed as they continue to develop these skills and lessons are differentiated to support, stretch and challenge all students. We offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities to provide our students with an opportunity to be involved to have fun or to compete and achieve their personal best.


At KS4 students focus on developing the key transferable skills embedded at KS3. Students can choose to participate in a variety of physical activities to promote both participation and competition. Students are encouraged to take on a variety of roles within lessons such as leadership and officiating in order to develop a more holistic and tactical understanding of the activities.

Students can opt to further study sport, the knowledge gained throughout this course will help students to progress on to other related sports courses, apprenticeships and employment.

Qualification: OCR Cambridge Nationals in Sports Studies Level 1 & 2

Level 1: Pass, Merit, Distinction is equivalent to GCSE 1-3
Level 2: Pass, Merit, Distinction, distinction * is equivalent to GCSE 4-9

Assessment:  Coursework – 75% / Test – 25%

Four units of work are to be completed, three of which are internally assess and one unit is externally assessed.

Course Content: Sport and the media, Contemporary issues in sport Sports leadership and Developing sports skills

For more information please contact Miss Pilling (Head of PE)

Victoria Pilling – Head of PE– victoria.pilling@salford.gov.uk


Please see below for our Curriculum map

Physical Education Curriculum map


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