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Physical Education and Dance

Team Byrchall - Sport for life

  • Promoting and celebrating success

  • Encouraging all to lead a healthy, active lifestyle

  • Giving any ability the chance to participate and engage

  • Motivating all members of the school community

  • Helping talented performers to further develop excellence

  • Developing fair play and sportsmanship in students

  • Providing opportunities to develop leadership skills through sport

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‘Team Byrchall – Sport for Life’ encourages lifelong participation in sporting activity. The Team Byrchall ethos helps students to build confidence and security in PE, which in turn impacts on the high volume of students who are involved in extra-curricular activities both in and out of school.


The Department hopes to develop a stimulating environment where students work in a safe, informed, skillful and creative manner, towards achieving many of the following aims:


  • To actively support and positively contribute to the school’s overall philosophy.

  • To provide for the development of communication, planning and organisational skills through structured problem-solving learning situations.

  • To develop a positive working environment which considers each individual’s special needs and student’s differing rates of progress.

  • To enable and encourage students to evaluate their work and the work of others.

  • To develop the student’s ability to assess themselves and others.

  • To enable students to follow programmes that may lead to further study.


  • To promote an appreciation of physical movement through observation and analysis.

  • To develop the student’s ability to plan and compose movement sequences in a wide variety of activities.

  • To develop the capacity to create and express ideas through the media of planning, performing and evaluating movement.

  • To utilise modern technology to analyse physical performance and movement.

  • To encourage the appreciation of and the ability to monitor physical fitness.

  • To encourage students to remember, adapt and apply knowledge, skills and concepts in a variety of movement related activities.

  • To promote the development of movement coordination, confidence and the acquisition of a range of motor skills.


  • To allow for students to work cooperatively and develop interpersonal and communication skills.

  • To encourage responsible attitudes towards safety and develop a working knowledge of safe practice in all activities.

  • To educate students with regard to health, hygiene and fitness.

  • To give students the opportunity to discover and to use appropriately the facilities available locally.

  • To develop a healthy attitude towards competition.

  • To provide through all activities the highest form of enjoyment.

  • To develop awareness of the relationship between physical, mental and social health and the impact the healthy lifestyles can have on overall health.

Curriculum Aims

  • To develop skilful use of the body, the ability to remember, repeat and refine actions and to perform them with increasing control, co-ordination and fluency

  • To develop an increasing ability to select, link and apply skills, tactics and compositional ideas

  • To improve observation skills (at times utilising ICT) and the ability to describe and make simple judgements on their own and others work, and to use their observations and judgements to improve performance

  • To develop an understanding of the effects of exercise on the body and an appreciation of the value of safe exercising

  • To promote an understanding of safe practice, and develop a sense of responsibility towards their own and others’ safety and well-being

  • To encourage and foster lifelong interest in participation in sport and exercise

  • To create leaders who will work within the sporting industry as volunteers, coaches, officials and players

Team Byrchall offers an amazing range of activities for students to experience. The department has a fantastic record of results in a range of courses and qualifications. Additionally, Team Byrchall extensive extra-curricular programme offers students the opportunities to take part in competitive sport. The department operates a "Sport for All" and firmly believe that all students should have the opportunity to take part in activity. Furthermore, the department has enjoyed huge success in local and regional competitions and have outstanding results in many sports such as hockey, football and athletics.

Year 7 

Byrchall High School pupils playing football
Byrchall High School pupil playing table tennis

Year 8 

Byrchall High School pupils playing football

Year 9 

Byrchall High School pupils playing table tennis

Year 10 

Year 11 

Picture of a pupil doing a dance move


Homework should be set for Y9/10/11 students and marked in accordance with school and departmental policy.

  • Students should always write homework in homework diaries.

  • Homework will also be available on School Synergy.

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Homework will be set for upper school students and marked in accordance with school and departmental policy.

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Cambridge National: Sports Science

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External Links (click on the logo to be taken to the relevant Website)

Topend Sports logo and link

TOPEND SPORTS: Topend Sports

provides a wide range of quality information about sports, science, fitness and nutrition, plus much more.

Pearson logo and link

PEARSON GCSE: Pearson is the UK's largest awarding organisation offering academic, vocational and work-based learning qualifications.

Pearson BTEC logo and link

PEARSON BTEC: Pearson is the UK's largest awarding organisation offering academic, vocational and work-based learning qualifications.

AQA logo and link

AQA DANCE GCSE: AQA provides qualifications that enable students to progress to the next stage in their lives.

Byrchall High School pupil in the hockey goals
BBC Bitesize logo and link

BBC BITESIZE: Exam board content from BBC Bitesize for students in England, Northern Ireland or Wales.

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REVISION WORLD: Revision World is part of a group of revision websites, offering you thousands of free GCSE and A Level revision resources.

The FA logo and link

THE FA: The FA is a member of UEFA, FIFA and IFAB which is responsible for the Laws of the Game.

British Athletics logo and link

BRITISH ATHLETICS: UK Athletics is the National Governing Body for athletics.

Teach PE logo and link

TEACH PE: Your free resource for Sports Coaching and Physical Education.

BBC Sport logo and link

BBC SPORT: Breaking news & live sports coverage including results, video, audio and analysis.

England Netball logo and link

ENGLAND NETBALL: The National Governing body for England's biggest female team sport, with 92000 affiliated members.

England Hockey logo and link

ENGLAND HOCKEY: The national governing body for hockey in England.

Reading Beyond the Classroom (Dance)

Reading Beyond the Classroom (Physical Education)

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