Mr D Talbot (Curriculum Lead for Physical Education)

Mrs R Butler (Pastoral Lead for Year 11)

Mrs C Murphy (Assistant Head Teacher)


Key Stage 3 Overview (Years 7 - 9) 

During Years 7, 8 and 9 pupils will develop skills and apply them to a range of different sporting activities. They will also learn how to coach and officiate in sports to enhance their knowledge and understanding of each activity in preparation for Key Stage 4. Our curriculum in Key Stage 3 includes Football, Basketball, Netball, Athletics, Rounders, Softball, Cricket, Rugby, Hockey, Health Related Fitness, Orienteering, Handball, Badminton, Dance and Gymnastics. 


Key Stage 4 Overview (Years 10 - 11)

Key Stage 4 Core PE 

During Years 10 and 11 pupils have the opportunity to specialise their skills within selected activities. The emphasis for each pupil generally involves three areas in which they may choose to develop. These include games-based activities where they are required to develop and demonstrate their skills and tactical knowledge, fitness-based activities where pupils are required to develop their fitness over a period of time through circuit, weight and aerobic training methods and racket/striking and fielding activities where the focus for pupils is to enhance co-ordination and outwit their opponents.


KS4 Academic Courses

WJEC / Educas Sport & Coaching Principles 

This qualification consists of three units, one of which is an external exam which makes up 40% of the overall qualification whilst the other two units are internally assessed and make up 30% each of the pupils overall grade. There is a mixture of practically based lessons and theoretically based lessons on this course which covers analysis of personal performance (technical, physical and psychological), the development of coaching ability and anatomy and physiology.


Unit 1: Improving Sporting Performance (Internally Assessed – 30%) 

The purpose of this unit is for learners to gain the knowledge and understanding needed to be able to analyse performance of individuals and review options to improve performance. The unit content includes physiological, psychological and technical factors, procedures and strategies that can be used to analyse and enhance performance.


Unit 2: Fitness for Sport (Externally Assessed Online Examination – 40%) 

The aim of this unit is to develop in learners the knowledge, understanding and skills to plan training programmes to improve the fitness of individuals. The unit content includes the structure and function of body systems, the short and long term effects of exercise on body systems, the components of health and skill related fitness, fitness testing, principles and methods of training, goal setting and training programmes.


Unit 3: Coaching Principles (Internally Assessed – 30%) 

The aim of this unit is to provide learners with the appropriate knowledge and understanding to be able to plan, lead and evaluate sporting activity. The unit content includes coaching skills and responsibilities, meeting the needs of the participants, planning, leading and evaluating a coaching session.

Once again, as with other qualifications there are many different assignment tasks that must be completed as well as participation in all of the practically based activities in order for the final qualification to be awarded to the pupil. 


Extra-Curricular Programme 

Savio Salesian College has an inclusive extra-curricular programme that is designed to offer pupils of all abilities to access different sports outside of the classroom. This includes coaches from outside agencies offering additional extra-curricular clubs such as Rugby, Girls Football and Kinball. 

The curriculum map for each year group is designed to synchronise with what extra-curricular fixtures / competitions are occurring at various points of the school year. For example, September to October and March to April are traditionally the Football and Netball seasons in Sefton whilst in November to February the focus switches to Basketball, Badminton, Netball and Table Tennis. Our summer extra-curricular fixtures are largely centred around Athletics, Rounders and Cricket whilst there are other opportunities for our boys and girls to get involved in Dance, Gymnastics and Trampolining during each specified term on the extra-curricular programme. 

Additionally, our Key Stage 4 pupils are regular attenders at our junior sports clubs in school and offer assistance as leaders, coaches and officials. They are also often involved with assisting our feeder school Sports Days and South Sefton Inter-School Competitions. Our former pupil Francis Sibley is currently working his way up the football officiating pyramid where he now referee’s at a high level with the aspiration of becoming a Premier League Referee. 

We are competitive in many Sefton and Merseyside competitions as well as our annual National Salesian Schools Athletics Championships meeting that takes place in either London or the North West. Some of most famous sporting pupils include Jamie Carragher and the current England Ladies International footballer Alex Greenwood whilst our most current major sporting success came in 2016 when our Year 9 Football Team won the Sefton Cup.