Physical Education

Curriculum Overviews


Aims of Physical Education: 

"Our aim is to ensure that all pupils engage in a range of physical activities that they enjoy and they achieve success in" (Mrs. E. Holland & Miss. L. Quartey-Papafio, Faculty Leaders) 

The PE Faculty offers a wide range of sports through the curriculum and through extracurricular clubs.  We encourage all pupils to take part in extracurricular activities regardless of ability.  Pupils get a 'sports credit' for every club they attend and for those with the most at the end of term there is the chance to attend a rewards trip.  A number of our pupils have been selected to represent Manchester, Greater Manchester, North West and England in a variety of sports. 


Useful Websites: 

GCSE PE year 9-11 Specification:


BTEC Sport Specification:



The Faculty have forged links with many different governing bodies to expand the spectrum of sporting opportunities.  We have significant links with the Rugby Football Union and are a member school of their Rugby Development Programme, with an established school club and fixtures for boys in all year groups.


Student Feedback: 

"I like PE because we get to play lots of different sports. I've tried table tennis, trampolining and athletics. My favourite is rugby". (Year 8 pupil)


"What I like about The Barlow is that all clubs are open to anyone, not just the best players. I have made so many new friends by coming to lunch time and after schools clubs". (Year 7 pupil)

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