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

  • Head of Faculty – Miss V Pilling / Mrs J Holden (Acting)

Curriculum Intent

The PE Curriculum is broad and balanced which allows students to develop skills in a variety of invasion, net/wall games, fitness and individual activities. 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 transferable 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.
We also offer an option of Cambridge National Sport Studies, which enables students to develop their knowledge and understanding of leadership skills, how sport is affected by the media and contemporary issues within sport. The knowledge gained throughout this course will help students to progress on to other related sports courses, apprenticeships and employment.

KS3

At Harrop Fold pupils build on and embed the physical development and skills learned at Key Stages 1 and 2; becoming more competent, confident and having more expertise in their techniques and applying these across different sports and physical activities. They should understand what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work. Students should develop their confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life, understanding and applying the long-term health benefits of physical activity.
Pupils at Harrop Fold are taught to:

  • use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games [for example: badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounder’s, rugby and tennis]
  • develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports [for example: athletics and gymnastics]
  • perform dances using advanced dance techniques within a range of dance styles and forms
  • take part in outdoor and adventurous activities that present intellectual and physical challenges and be encouraged to work in a
  • team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group
  • analyse their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best
  • take part in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs.

KS4

At Harrop Fold pupils tackle complex and demanding physical activities when they reach this stage. They should be involved in a range of activities that develop personal fitness and promote an active, healthy lifestyle.
Pupils are taught to:

  • use and develop a variety of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in team and individual games [for example: badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders, rugby and tennis].
  • develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports [for example: athletics and gymnastics] 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 compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement across a range of physical activities to
  • achieve their personal best
  • continue to take part regularly in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs.
  • improving your own performance in a range of sports roles

The department also deliver Sport Studies Level 1/2 Award/Certificate. This course is an OCR Cambridge National
This is a vocationally related qualification that takes an engaging, practical and inspiring approach to learning and assessment. The course in Sport Studies reflects this and provides students with a broad knowledge and understanding of different aspects of sport, including leadership, sport in the media, individual and team performances and contemporary issues in sport. 

We do 3 internally assessed units and an external exam in the second year.

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