Year 9 / ks4


The purpose of the Little Lever PE curriculum is to have a high-quality curriculum that inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. We provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way that supports their health and fitness. The opportunities we provide for the students to compete in sport and other activities help build character and embed values such as fair play, respect and etiquette.

Key Stage 4

We will enable them to tackle complex and demanding physical activities. They will be involved in a range of activities to develop personal fitness and promote an active, healthy lifestyle.

Pupils will be taught and/or encouraged to:

  • use and develop a variety of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in team and individual games including; badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders, rugby, tennis, table tennis, softball, dodgeball and handball. There is further development for students who take part in the Practical Sports module for Cambridge Nationals.
  • develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports for example; athletics, cross country and trampolining, or other physical activities including dance and health related fitness. Again there is further development for students who take part in the Practical Sports module for Cambridge Nationals.
  • 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 including orienteering, leadership courses, leadership roles in events with primary schools and Bolton PE and School Sport. Completing leadership and Outdoor Adventurous Activities module during the Cambridge Nationals course.
  • evaluate their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement across a range of physical activities to achieve their personal best through feedback, times and levels.
  • take part in extra-curricular clubs, visits and sports tours.
  • continue to take part regularly in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs. There is further development for those students who take part in the Contemporary Issues module for Cambridge Nationals.

GCSE PE and OCR Cambridge Nationals Sports Studies

In KS4 the GCSE and Cambridge Nationals course allows pupils to continue to develop their practical skills and build up a wealth of knowledge of the theoretical aspects of Physical Education. Pupils will discover various sectors and courses available to them if they want to continue studying Physical Education.