Physical Education

At the academy every child at Key Stage 4 has two compulsory PE lessons a week. This is in addition to any other options chosen.

The academy follows the National Curriculum as outlined below.

Course Overview Aims

The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • Are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • Engage in competitive sports and activities
  • Lead healthy, active lives

Students will be taught to tackle complex and demanding physical activities. They will get involved in a range of activities that develop personal fitness and promote an active, healthy lifestyle.

Pupils will be taught to:

  • Use and develop a variety of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in team and individual games, for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, softball, rugby and tennis
  • Develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports, for example, athletics, gymnastics and trampolining or other physical activities such as dance, fitness and core stability
  • Evaluate their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement across a range of physical activities to achieve their personal best
  • Continue to take part regularly in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs

At Key Stage 4 lessons are much more about playing the full game or developing performances rather than skill acquisition. The teaching is generally organised in groups of the same gender, and the students can expect to have one indoor and one outdoor lesson a week.

Contact Mrs Clooney: [email protected]