Teaching Staff

Head of Faculty
Mr J Weights
Subject Staff Mr C Fagan
Mr S Griffin
Mr S Kelly
Mr A Leatherbarrow
Mr P Kennedy
Mr S Murphy
Mrs C Orrick
Mrs B Towey
Ms K Ehlen
Mr D Williams

Faculty Aims and Objectives

Our aim is to allow students to take part in a wide range of activities, developing lifelong participation and a healthy approach to health and wellbeing.


We have a range of classrooms for theoretical study, an Activity Studio, Dance Studio and a Gym. In addition we have access to Alsop Sports Centre, Walton 3G, and Anfield Community Sports Centre. 

Key Stage 3 Overview

The course builds on the range of core skills and activities. Within KS3, core PE students take part in athletics, netball, football, fitness, swimming, badminton, basketball, trampolining, rounders, softball, table tennis and cricket. All of which are assessed through the PiXL framework, which provides students with a detailed assessment of their capabilities in a range of sporting disciplines. As well as developing their self-esteem, self-efficacy, communication skills and their ability to interact with others.

Key Stage 4 Overview

At KS4 in core PE students, undertake a selective option process, intended to promote lifelong participation in a sporting activity of their own choosing. This autonomy is intended to promote and increase rates of participation amongst our students. Whilst also establishing students understanding of the importance of an active lifestyle for the benefit of their own physical and mental health. Students can select from the activities of fitness, dance, spinning, football, netball, table tennis, trampolining and badminton.

If selecting PE as an option, they will follow a BTEC Sport qualification. The course requires a high level of practical application in range of sporting activities. The course requires a large amount of effort in all areas if the students are to be successful. Students will also develop their knowledge and understanding of anatomy, physiology, principles of training, leadership and fitness testing.

Key Stage 5 Overview

The course will develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for career development in sport specific employment or higher education. The course is delivered via theory and practical sessions. There is an expectation that you are a keen sportsperson and willing to engage in physical activity throughout the course.The course content further enhances the understanding developed at KS4 and gives students an opportunity to put theory into practice.

In BTEC Sport students can elect to study the Extended Certificate (1 option choice) or the Diploma (2 option choices). A real passion and desire to work in the blossoming sports industry must accompany a resilient and pro-active approach to both the practical and theoretical aspects of the course. Like KS4, students will further develop their knowledge and understanding of core PE principles such as, anatomy & physiology, leadership and practical performance. This is supplemented with specialist topic areas including, development within the sports industry, health, fitness and well-being and outdoor and adventurous activities.

Extra-Curricular Activities

We have a wide extra-curricular programme for both boys and girls. We have netball and girls' and boys' football teams for all years, trampolining club, swimming club, badminton club, fitness club, athletics teams and rounders teams.

Future Careers

Your BTEC final grade is converted directly to UCAS points in the same way as A Level qualifications. Previous students have gained places on degree courses in Sport Science, Physical Education (QTS), Sports Injury Management, Sports Therapy, Sports Nutrition and other sports related degrees.

Careers within the sports industry include Fitness Instructor, Physiotherapist, Sports Coach, Sports Development Manager, Sports Therapist, Primary School Teacher, Secondary School Teacher and Personal Trainer.

Useful Web Links


Pearson BTEC L2 First Award Sport Specification

OCR L3 Cambridge Technical Certificate Sport and Physical Activity

OCR L3 Cambridge Technical Diploma Sport and Physical Activity

OCR L2 Cambridge National Sport Studies

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate Sport