The academy’s Physical Education programme encourages all pupils to participate in sports for the benefit of their physical and mental health, and aims to provide a wide variety of activities to appeal to everyone. PE improves pupils’ physical fitness, flexibility, dexterity and endurance, and educates them about the importance of health and well-being. Pupils are encouraged to work hard to develop their skills, which in turn helps to build their self-confidence as they become more adept at different types of sport.
Through PE, pupils learn to work effectively as part of a team, collaborating with others to achieve shared goals, which can help to strengthen their relationships with peers and enhance their self-esteem, whilst also encouraging them to develop a sense of responsibility for their own efforts and performance.
The tactical nature of many sports encourages pupils to plan ahead, make considered judgements, and to keep trying their hardest in the face of adversity, which are some of the many reasons why PE helps to develop pupils’ leadership skills and resilience.
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Unit R051 – Contemporary Issues in Sport:
Unit R052 – Developing Sports Skills
Unit R053 – Sports Leadership
Unit R054 – Sport and the Media:
In Key Stage 3, internal assessments take place every half term. For each activity covered, students carry out an interim assessment and end of unit assessment.
KS4 Exam Board Specification: OCR Cambridge Nationals Certificate in Sport Studies Level 1/2. This consists of three centre assessed tasks and one external written examination.
The variety of clubs and sports on offer reflect the breadth and talents of our pupils and ensure that all pupils have an opportunity to participate in sports they enjoy and excel at. Popular clubs include: football, trampolining, table tennis, netball, fitness, badminton and rounders. Our teams compete regularly in tournaments and competitions in Rossendale.
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