Physical Education

Welcome to Physical Education

In Physical Education we aim to teach students about how to lead a healthy and active lifestyle and encourage them to remain physically active into adulthood.

The Physical Education curriculum is broad and allows students opportunities to learn the key skills, strategies and tactics in a wide variety of sports for example football, rugby, athletics, netball and climbing. These are practiced in an uncompetitive situation and then applied to a competitive one.

This prepares students for one of our examination subjects at Key Stage 4 which include GCSE PE and the BTEC First Award in Sport or continuing with core PE.

We offer an extensive enrichment programme which leads to students representing the Academy in fixtures locally, regionally and sometimes nationally.

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Key Stage 3

The Physical Education course at Key Stage 3 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the GCSE PE or BTEC First Award in Sport courses in Key Stage 4.

In Year 7 students are introduced to a range of activities where they learn the key techniques of each sport and how to apply them in a competitive situation. This is further built upon in Year 8 where complex skills are introduced in preparation for the selection of an examination course of core PE in Key Stage 4.

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If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact:
Kieran Loftus – Head of Department

Key Stage 4

OCR (1-9) GCSE Physical Education

The following topics are :

  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Physical training
  • Socio-cultural influences
  • Sports psychology
  • Health, fitness & well-being

GCSE Physical Education is assessed in the following way:

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Edexcel BTEC First Award in Sport

The following topics are covered:

  • Fitness testing & training
  • Practical sports performance
  • Training for personal fitness
  • Leading sports activities

BTEC First Award in Sport is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact:
Kieran Loftus – Head of Department

Key Stage 5

OCR GCE A Level Physical Education

The following topics are covered:

  • Applied anatomy & physiology
  • Exercise physiology
  • Biomechanics
  • Skill acquisition
  • Sports psychology
  • Sports & society

A Level Physical Education is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact:
Kieran Loftus – Head of Department

Enrichment Opportunities for Physical Education

Please see the current Academy Enrichment Programme Booklet for details of enrichment opportunities in this subject area.