PE Key Stage 4 | Rainhill High School

PE Key Stage 4

Pupils who opt for option block PE will undertake a period of baseline assessments to ensure they go down the right route for them and their strengths.

PE Key Stage 4

Pupils who opt for option block PE will undertake a period of baseline assessments to ensure they go down the right route for them and their strengths. After this, it will be a GCSE pathway or the OCR Cambridge National. Both courses have a practical element with pupils having to showcase their practical ability in both a team and an individual sport as well as coursework elements and exam content covering Sport and the Media, the Body in Action, Physical Training and many more.

Those pupils that don’t opt for option block PE will still have core PE and game. This is one hour of practical PE a week where the focus is on game play and mental well being.

Reading for Pleasure

Book TitlePublishing InformationWhat's it about?
Behind the Mask: Tyson FuryA Manchester lad from Irish Traveller stock, born three months premature and weighing just a pound at birth, Tyson (named after his father's boxing hero) grew up to become one of the most unlikely heavyweight champions in history. This 'dream come true' soon turned to nightmare, however, as alcohol and cocaine abuse took hold and Tyson was stripped of his titles. What followed was the darkest moment of his life - detailed in this book for the first time - in which he came within seconds of ending everything
Rob Burrow: Too many reasons to liveRob Burrow is one of the greatest rugby league players of all time. And the most inspirational. As a boy, Rob was told he was too small to play the sport. Even when he made his debut for Leeds Rhinos, people wrote him off as a novelty. But Rob never stopped proving people wrong. During his time at Leeds, for whom he played almost 500 games, he won eight Super League Grand Finals, two Challenge Cups and three World Club Challenges. He also played for his country in two World Cups. In December 2019, Rob was diagnosed with motor neurone disease, a rare degenerative condition, and given a couple of years to live. He was only 37, not long retired and had three young children. When he went public with the devastating news, the outpouring of affection and support was extraordinary. When it became clear that Rob was going to fight it all the way, sympathy turned to awe
The Greatest Games: Jamie CarragherLiverpool 4-0 Barcelona 2019 Man United 2-1 Bayern Munich 1999 AC Milan 3 - 3 Liverpool 2005 Are these the greatest games ever played? From Jurgen Klopp to Gary Neville, Xavi to David Beckham, Jamie Carragher speaks with teammates, rivals, managers and legends of the sport to identify and analyse football's greatest encounters.
Jessica Ennis – UnbelievableHers is an inspiring tale of following your dreams no matter what life throws at you. Unbelievable is a refreshingly candid account of her rise to fame in a highly charged world in which body image issues and drug abuses lurk. From the unique pressures facing her, to behind-the-scenes glimpses into the greatest show on earth, and a revealing account of her love-hate relationship with her long-term coach, Jessica reveals the truth behind the smiles for the first time

Text Books

OCR GCSE 9-1 PE: Second Edition
GCSE OCR PE – Exam Practice Workbook
Cambridge National Level 1 and 2 Sport Studies
My Revision Notes: Cambridge National Level 1/2 Sport Studies


Website AddressDescription of what is offeredPassword Bitesize – Click on the OCR board and see revision materials and handy tips for exam success


We encourage all of our pupils to engage in enrichment and extra curricular activities in school. We are currently offering the following enrichment in KS3 but for up to date information, please consult the latest edition of the Parent Newsletter.

Club or ActivityWhen & WhereWho can I ask for more information?
Year 9 and 10 Boys RugbyThursday - FieldMr Rachi/Mr Wood
Year 10 NetballTuesday - Sports HallMiss Hunter
Year 11 NetballTuesday - Sports HallMiss Burgess
‘Reccy’ FootballFriday -AstroMr Rachi/Mr Wood
Girls FootballWednesday - AstroMiss Burgess
Girls RugbyMonday - AstroMiss Burgess
TrampoliningMonday - GymMiss Hunter/Miss Burgess
Year 10 Boys FootballAs games are arranged - AstroMr Rachi
Year 11 Boys FootballAs games are arranged - AstroMr Wood
Year 11 Boys RugbyAs games are arranged - FieldMr Wood
OCR Cambridge National RevisionTuesday Morning (8:20am) - P101Miss Hunter
Block A – GCSE RevisionWednesday Morning (8:20am) - P102Mr Wood
Block D – GCSE RevisionTuesday Morning (8:20am) - P102Mr Rachi

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