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Physical Education

Faculty Vision

The Faculty of Physical Education comprises six specialist teachers. In addition, we may be supported by other qualified staff and coaches in the delivery of the extensive range of extra-curricular clubs on offer to our pupils.

Indoor facilities for PE in the Energy Box comprise a four court badminton sportshall, a fully equipped fitness suite, a dance studio, a designated PE classroom and a sports therapy room. Outdoor facilities include two playing fields and a Multi-Use Games Area, with a polymeric surface.Physical Education contributes to the life and welfare of students and staff at Levenshulme High school.

All students receive either two single lessons a week or a weekly double lesson as part of their core curriculum entitlement. In addition, students are invited to attend any of the varied lunchtime and after school clubs that are on offer. There is also a comprehensive programme of community activities on offer in the Energy Box, during the evenings and at weekends. Staff are encouraged to access the PE facilities and there are staff activities in order to promote their health and well-being.

PE Kit Expectations

Students are required to wear the logo Levenshulme blue track suit bottoms and T-Shirt for their PE lessons. If they require a jumper then they need the Blue Levenshulme fleece. Students will need a pair of suitable trainers that can be worn inside and outside on the field.


Curriculum Overview:

Year 7 – 2 periods per week
Year 8 – 2 periods per week
Year 9 – 2 periods per week
Year 10 – 2 periods per week
Year 11 – 2 periods per week

Course choices offered at the end of Year 8:

  • GCSE PE – (Edexcel): Full course
  • OCR Entry Level PE
  • Pixl Edge


Topics covered:

Years 7 and 8
Within the topics below students will develop practical ability such as techniques and sport specific skills. They will also develop teamwork, communication and a range of interpersonal skills that will aid them school and later life.

  • Football
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Dance
  • Badminton
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Gymnastics
  • Leadership
  • Fitness
  • Athletics
  • Rounders
  • Handball
  • Boxing
  • Outdoor Adventurous Activities

Students are assessed by PE specialists upon entry to Levenshulme High School; this gives an accurate baseline from which to show pupil’s progress over time. Pupils are continually assessed by their PE teachers during lessons and clubs; they are formally assessed at the end of every 4 weeks. Students are kept informed of how they are working within practical activities through half term reports and regular feedback from their PE teachers.

Students are actively encouraged to attend extra-curricular activities once a week as a part of their homework, in order to enhance their practical skills and personal physical fitness level. Students will receive written homework in order to enhance their learning, this will be given twice within a half term and clear deadlines will be set.

Options offered at the end of Year 8

GCSE PE: (Full Course)
Exam Board: Edexcel
No. of Controlled Assessments: 2 units 60% practical and 40% theory (Unit code: 5PE01 and 5PE02)
No. of Exams: 1 exam (40%)

Students complete two units. These are:

  • Unit 1: The Theory of Physical Education (40% of the total GCSE). Unit code: 5PE01
  • Section 1.1: Healthy, Active Lifestyles
  • Section 1.2: Your Healthy, Active Body
  • Unit 1 is assessed by an externally set examination of one hour thirty minutes, with multiple-choice, short-answer and longer-answer questions.
  • Unit 2: Performance in Physical Education (60% of the total GCSE). Unit code: 5PE02
  • Unit 2 is internally assessed, using controlled assessment, with candidates offering four performances as a player, official or coach. It is externally moderated.
  • Section 2.1: Practical Performance
  • Section 2.2: Analysis of Performance: 5 x components, including a written Personal Exercise Programme
    Students are required to plan their Personal Exercise Programme in preparation for their controlled assessment. They will receive theory homework as set by the teacher in preparation for their terminal theory examination. They are encouraged to attend extra-curricular activities, in order to improve their practical grades and revision sessions, in order to improve their theory grades.

Entry Level PE
Exam Board: OCR
No. of Controlled Assessments: – 4 practical activities (25% each)
No. of Exams: – 1 Practical exam (100%)

Students are required to carry out four activities from at least two different activity areas. Students will be required to perform effectively under applied conditions, using tactics or compositional techniques as necessary and observe the rules and conventions of the activities. In addition, candidates will be required to analyse a performance in order to determine its strengths and weaknesses, suggest simple ways of improving the quality and effectiveness of the performance, and demonstrate an understanding of the contribution exercise and training make towards a healthy, balanced and active lifestyle.

Pixl Edge
No. of units: – 100% course work and practical projects.
No. of exams: – N/A

Students within year 9 and 10 will be introduced to Pixl Edge. This course will give students the opportunity to develop skills for later in life through their Physical Education lessons. Students will start on an Apprentice level and progress through the years to Graduate and then on to Masters.

The 5 areas in which they will need to cover are:

  • Leadership
  • Organisation
  • Initiative
  • Resilience
  • Communication
June 22, 2018
  • Silver Duke of Edinburgh
    June 22, 2018 @ 8:30 am - June 24, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

  • Y8 Assembly
    June 22, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 8:55 am

  • Y10 Joint ASDAN & NCFE Art - The Lowry & Imperial War Museum
    June 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:45 pm

School Address

Levenshulme High School
Crossley Road
M19 1FS

T: 0161 224 4625

Please direct all queries in the first instance to Mrs Tebb

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