Physical Education helps students understand the importance of having a healthy active lifestyle. They have the opportunity to exercise on a regular basis during curriculum time and are encouraged to take part in extra-curricular activities. Not only will they improve their fitness and performance but it will allow them to develop their social skills when working in a team.
Students are always at the forefront of everything we do and all staff show passion, commitment and care in providing them with the best opportunities possible. The aim is for them to enjoy taking part in a variety of activities and get into good habits from a young age. They are encouraged to take responsibility for their learning and develop the organisational skills needed to further their career when the leave the academy.
Students should build on and embed the physical development and skills learned in key stages 1 and 2 and become expert in their techniques across a broad range of activities. They will learn the fundamental skills and apply them in small sided games to understand the basic rules and regulations.
Students should also understand what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work. This will develop their confidence and interest to support their involvement in exercise, sports and activities out of school.
At KS3, all students take part in the following sports and activities:
Students will tackle more complex and demanding physical activities that will test their decision making processes. They should apply the key tactics through conditioned games with a focus on evaluating performance. They will be given the opportunity to develop their leadership qualities and understand the importance of continuation in the community and activities in later life.
In addition to the above activities, KS4 students also have the opportunity to study GCSE PE. The topics covered include – bones, muscles, benefits of exercise, diet, drugs in sport, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, skeletal System and reasons for taking part in sport.
“Staff go the extra mile to support and develop our talents giving the chance to compete for the school and showcase our skills”Student
“Staff show an interest in all aspects of sport”Student