Physical Education


Overview

Through a broad and balanced programme students will be taught to be physically active, developing co-ordination, control and body management. They will be involved in problem-solving, communication with others and team-building. Students will be encouraged to understand the importance of a healthy life style through participation in, and enjoyment of, a variety of activities and environments.


Key Staff

Ms Brown

Mr Ewart

Mr Forrester

Ms Hands

Mr Hanson

Mr Hoxha

Ms Johnson

Mrs O’Brien


Facilities

  • 4 x Badminton Court Sports Hall complete with futsal pitch and 2 x Cricket Nets
  • 1 x Full size 3G Astro Turf
  • 1 x Outdoor Sports Multi Use Games Area
  • 2 x Outdoor Basketball Courts
  • 1 x 26 piece Fitness Gymnasium
  • 1 x Dance Studio complete with Reaction Wall

Key Stage 3 Curriculum

P.E lessons in the following groups are taught in separate gender classes.

All students have two seventy minute lessons per week. Students follow a curriculum outline for the year, which covers activities from the English National Curriculum, including; games (invasion, net and striking), athletics and outdoor and adventurous activities.

Parents can find out more information about the Physical Education curriculum from the Government's National Curriculum website.

To support your childs’ learning within PE, please actively encourage them take part in every PE lesson and promote high standards by ensuring that they have all items of the necessary PE kit with them on their PE day.


Key Stage 4 Curriculum

PE lessons in the following groups are taught in separate gender and mixed classes. All students have two 70 minute lesson per week. Students follow a curriculum outline for the year. Students, within curriculum guidelines opt for their preferred activities from the English National Curriculum, including areas such as: games (invasion, net, striking), athletics and outdoor and adventurous activities.

The academy runs a well-established, popular and successful GCSE course in Year 10. The first cohort to complete this new two year course will finish in May 2017. Numbers of students for this subject area has varied dramatically over the past six years. Students cover a range of sports of which the strongest three activities are chosen for the final grade (combined with a theory exam paper score.) Activities vary from cohort to cohort depending on the strength of the student, as well as the specialism of the staff or coaches brought in from outside of school. Students can also be assessed in areas which they participate in outside of school, e.g. horse riding, martial arts, canoeing etc.

To support your childs’ learning within PE, please actively encourage them take part in every PE lesson and promote high standards by ensuring that they have all items of the necessary PE kit with them on their PE day.


Key Stage 5

Students at Key Stage 5 study the BTEC Sport Level 3 course. During this Key Stage, students tackle complex and demanding activities, applying their knowledge of skills, techniques and effective performance. They decide whether to get involved in physical activity that is mainly focused on competing or performing, on promoting health and wellbeing, or on developing personal fitness. They also decide on which roles suit them best including performer, coach, choreographer, leader and official. The view they have of their skilfulness and physical competence gives them the confidence to get involved in exercise and activity out of school and in later life.


Physical Education
Physical Education
Physical Education