We offer a huge range of sporting activities to all students, and every student has two hours of PE per week, during which they participate in a variety of activities.
To allow us to achieve the greatest level of student progress, we expect all students to arrive with full and correct kit to every PE lesson. If a student has a medical condition or injury and cannot fully participate a note from home must be provided. If the condition is long term you may be asked for a medical note from your GP. Students who cannot participate physically are still expected to bring their PE kits. Students will be encouraged to support the lesson and remain involved as much as possible through other roles such as a coaching and refereeing. Any student who does not bring their kit is sanctioned and expected to borrow from school.
There are many lunchtime and after-school clubs available, to suit all sporting tastes - see the extracurricular programme. For the most up-to-date information, students can check the PE noticeboard near the PE staffroom or listen for updates in Morning Notices.
Miss R J Clayden - Subject Leader of PE and Games
Mr A J Richardson - Director of Enrichment / Teacher of PE and Games)
Mr R D McCallum - Teacher of PE and Games
Mr Lindley - Teacher of PE and Games
Miss Bretherton - Teacher of PE and Games
Mr B Winster - Teacher of PE and Games
View the Sports Clothing requirements for Year 7 to 11
The PE Faculty provides a broad and balanced programme of activities that the students find challenging, enjoyable and satisfying. Students of all abilities are encouraged to become fully involved and given the opportunity to develop, physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively.
The National Curriculum requirements are met at Key Stage 3 and 4. At Key Stage 3 there are four areas of activity followed, Games, Gymnastics, Leadership, Rounders and Athletics.
The PE Faculty has maintained good links with local sports clubs and has visiting coaches from them to enhance the PE curriculum. Coaches from Manchester City Football Club, Sale Sharks Rugby Club and Manchester Magic come in to work with the students.
Health and Fitness
Every week during games your child will be taking part in house competitions and events that contribute to the sporting house system at WHGS. These events can include:
- House Netball
- House Football
- House Rugby
- House Tag Rugby
- House Futsal
- House Dodgeball
- House Badminton
- House Basketball
OCR GCSE PE OCR Cambridge Nationals in Sport Studies Level 1 Qualification in Sports Leadership Progression Pathways
OCR GCSE PE
Exam Board: OCR
Qualification: GCSE PE
Assessment: 2 Tests (60%) Coursework and Practical Assessment (40%)
- Test One – Physical Factors Affecting Performance
- Test Two – Socio Cultural Issues and Sports Psychology
- Practical – Three Performance activities and AEP (Analysing and Evaluating Performance)
- Physical Factors affecting performance
- Socio Cultural Issues and Sports Psychology
- Performance within Physical Education
OCR Cambridge Nationals in Sport Studies
Exam Board: OCR Cambridge Nationals
Qualification: OCR Cambridge Nationals in Sports Studies Level 1 & 2
Level 1: Pass, Merit, Distinction is the equivalent to F, E, D
Level 2: Pass is equivalent to a grade C at GCSE, Merit is equivalent B and Distinction is equivalent to an A. Distinction * is equivalent to A*
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.
- Sport and The Media
- Contemporary Issues in Sport
- Sports Leadership
- Developing Sports Skills
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Level 1 Qualification in Sports Leadership (SL1)
- Year Group 9-11
- Unit 4 – Plan, lead and evaluate sport/physical activity sessions for children
- Volunteer for 10 Hours
- Coach a session for 1 Hour
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We offer a range of pathways to take you from KS3 through to KS4 and KS5. PE is a subject that opens doors to a number of careers and life options. Sport, nutrition and health and huge topics of discussion in the world today, and as the fight against obesity and sedentary lifestyle issues continues, the knowledge you gain from a course such as this will only grow in importance and relevance.
Currently every Thursday during period 5 students are allocated one hour to complete a sporting opportunity of their preference. During this time we currently hold house competitions in sports such as:
- Cross Country
- Boys Football
- Girls Netball
- Mixed Basketball
- Mixed Handball
- Mixed Dodgeball
- Mixed Softball
- Mixed Athletics
Level 3 Qualification in Sports Leadership (SL3)
Learners must complete a minimum of 30 hours of leadership throughout this qualification. This will be undertaken in Unit 4 (mandatory unit) and Units 5, 6 and 7 (choose two from these three optional units). The guidance below outlines the suitability of participants within Unit 4 and Unit 7:
- Unit 4 – Plan, lead and evaluate sport/physical activity sessions for children – the definition of ‘children’ is 4-11 year olds.
- Unit 7 – Plan, lead and evaluate sport/physical activity sessions for older people – the definition of ‘older people’ is 50+.
- Counts towards 16 UCAS Points
More information on Sports Leadership
The Student Sports Council is made up of two or more sports enthusiasts from each year group who meet once a term to discuss PE and sport-related issues, and ensure that students have their say in the organisation of activities.
Council members also help out at sporting events, put together a termly newsletter for each house and prepare a review of the year for the PE notice boards.
View the Sports Council's Presentation for a New Sports Kit
As a Student Council, we are looking at changing/developing the PE kit at WHGS. What are your thoughts/opinions? We want to know!!
Please complete the survey at: www.surveymonkey.com/s/YKVN5CX.
Our newly formed Rugby Sports Leaders attended a leadership day at Leeds Metropolitan University to learn about becoming young leaders.
Girls Active supports WHGS to understand what motivates girls to take part in physical activity. It enables us as teachers to work with the girls – through consultation and leadership – to make the necessary changes to our physical education (PE), sport and physical activity provision. The Chief Medical Officers (CMO) recommend that all children and young people should engage in moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity for at least 60 minutes and up to several hours every day. Research shows that:
- by age 7 girls are already less active than boys and this disparity widens as they move from childhood into adolescence.
- secondary-age girls are more likely to experience barriers to participation than boys.
- the biggest drop-off occurs during the transition from primary to secondary school, with disruption to friendship groups and declining body confidence affecting girls’ participation in PE and sport.
We developed Girls Active in conjunction with Sport England and the Youth Sports Trust as a way of tackling the negative attitudes that girls have towards their body image, and to hopefully improve their attitude towards PE, sport and physical activity. In 2017-2018 school year we managed to work with a whole host of National Governing Bodies and clubs that came in to deliver sport and physical activity.
Summary of the Girls Active Project 2018-2019
Summary of the Girls Active Project 2017-2018
Inter-house sporting competition is one of the highlights of the WHGS programme.
Every year the four Houses compete against each other in several different sports. At the end of Term, the House with the most competition points wins the much coveted House Sports Shield.
Competition is fierce and the standard of play and individual performance is very high. Without a doubt, the highlights of the year are the whole school championship events of Athletics and Cross-Country at Sports Day.
House Sports Competitions
- Athletics (Sports Day)
- Rowing (indoor)
- Rugby Union
- Tag Rugby
- Table Tennis