Physical Education

The courses we offer are relevant and respond to the needs of employers, to ensure our young people achieve success in the world of work. Our courses are delivered by subject-specialists who have high expectations and a rigorous approach.



In PE we aim to study a wide range of activities that allow all students to feel  part of the department. We want to inspire all pupils to succeed and excel, and  to become physically confident in a way that supports their health and fitness.    

The PE team aim to foster the values of Prestwich Arts College through a range  of pathways including:    

  • Participation Performance  
  • Leadership  
  • Analysis of Performance  
  • Coaching  
  • Understanding of healthy and active lifestyles    
  • Through core PE at Key Stage 4, we aim to assist in the personal development  of each child through an ethos of ‘maximal participation, maximal enjoyment’.  We have links with local clubs in a variety of sports, plus an inclusive extracurricular programme to allow students to further enhance their enjoyment as  well as their skill set.   

Courses Offered


All students take Core Physical Education and we deliver Edexcel BTEC First Level 1 and 2 in Sport.

Physical Education Grade Descriptors


Yr 7 athletics

Yr 7 cricket

Yr 7 rounders

Yr 7 tennis

Yr 8 athletics

Yr 8 cricket

Yr 8 rounders

Yr 8 tennis

Yr 9 athletics

Yr 9 cricket

Yr 9 rounders

Yr 9 tennis


KS4 rugby
Yr 7 rugby
Yr 8 rugby
Yr 9 rugby
PE KS3 Programme of study
PE Y7 and 8 Basketball
PE Y7 and 8 Football
PE Y7 and 8 Autumn term one Homework Menu
PE Y7 Netball Autumn term one Scheme of learning
PE Y8 Netball Autumn term one Scheme of learning
PE Y9 Netball Autumn term one Scheme of learning
PE Y9 Basketball
PE Y9 Autumn term one Homework Menu
Physical Education KS4 Curriculum
Physical Education Y10 - Y11 Netball Autumn Term one homework Menu
Physical Education Y10 Autumn Term one homework Menu

 Physical Education Y10 BTEC Theory

Physical Education Y10 BTEC Practical

Physical Education Y11 Autumn Term one homework Menu



Pupils have the opportunity to get involved in an extensive programme of events such as: Schools Council, Circles of Influence days, the Allotments, organising & hosting a Young Citizens' Conference, Young Enterprise, Young Consumer of the Year and Make your Mark Challenge.


Year 11 Bury School Football Champions 2013


Congratulations to our year 11 football team. On Monday 29th April They were crowned Bury Schools Champions after beating Parrenthorn 2-1 in a thrilling game at Gigg Lane. Goals were scored by Luke Hinchy and Leon Faulkner. The boys showed real strength of character in winning the cup; knocking out both of last years finalists en route to the final.


Three things you can do to help your child


  • Ensure that your child has the full and correct Prestwich Arts College PE  kit and brings it to every lesson.  
  • Encourage your child to eat a healthy breakfast before school every  morning, and to choose healthy as opposed to sugary, snacks and drinks.  
  • Praise your child should he or she show an interest in any of the  enrichment activities offered by Prestwich Arts College‐ this type of  engagement looks great on their CV, but has a huge benefit to the  holistic development of the child.