Physical Education


The PE department aims to provide a broad, balanced and inclusive curriculum. Our aim is to promote scientific literacy, foster good team working skills and encourage healthy lifestyles amongst all our students. Our department is situated in a specialist building comprising of a state of the art sports hall, dance studio and gymnasium.

We hope to demonstrate to students the progress that can be made in society when individuals work together, building on the knowledge and experience of the past in pursuit of a common goal. In addition, we aim to nurture the natural talent and enthusiasm of our students. We hope to maximise their potential and produce some of the best young athletes, coaches and scientists around. Physical Education covers all aspects of physical, mental, moral and social health.

PE Subject Staff

Mr L West Teacher of Physical Education
Miss L Bellemey Teacher of Physical Education
Mr J Brook Teacher of Physical Education
Mr G Biggins School Sports Coordinator

Sports Fixtures

At Wellfield we have a large variety of sports teams which compete on a regular basis throughout the academic year against other High Schools throughout the South Ribble borough.

Key Stage Three (KS3)

The KS3 curriculum is taught in mixed ability classes in mainly single gender grouping. Each student in KS3 experiences three hours of Physical Education a week. In year 9 pupils will continue to do three practical lessons a week until after February half term when they will begin to undertake their OCR GCSE theory content which will help them gather a greater understanding of the curriculum.


In Year 10 and 11, students will follow the KS4 curriculum and a programme of study via GCSE Physical Education. The course is designed to ensure pupils progress and develop a higher standard of performance, knowledge and understanding in specific areas from KS3. Aiming to develop the experience of a variety of activities to pursue post-16. The course will provide six hours of Physical Education over the 2 week timetable. Students not undertaking a GCSE in PE have 2 hours a week of Core PE.

The OCR Physical Education Syllabus (9-1) is structured to ensure the gap between GCSE and A-Level is reduced. Promoting an in depth knowledge of how lifestyle choices, human anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, sports psychology effect sports performance and active and healthy lifestyles.

As an overview the course is now split into;

  • 2 theoretical examinations – (60% combined)
  • Coursework – (10%)
  • Practical Performance (30%)

“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body. It is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity”

John F. Kennedy.