Curriculum

Physical Education

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.

Curriculum Overview

Year 7 Year 8
  • Health and Fitness
  • Trampolining
  • Football
  • Netball (Girls)
  • Basketball (Boys)
  • Badminton
  • Rounders
  • Cricket
  • Athletics
  • Health and Fitness
  • Trampolining
  • Football
  • Netball (Girls)
  • Basketball (Boys)
  • Badminton
  • Rounders
  • Cricket
  • Athletics
Year 9 Year 10 Year 11

Unit 01 – Introduction to body systems and principles of training in health and fitness

  • 1.1- Skeletal System
  • 1.2 – Muscular System
  • 1.3 – Respiratory System
  • 1.4 – Cardiovascular System
  • 1.5 – Energy Systems
  • 2.1- Effects of Health and Fitness Activities on the Body
  • 3.1 – Health and Fitness
  • 3.2 – Components of Fitness
  • 4.1 – Principles of Training

Unit 02 – Preparing and planning for health and fitness

  • 1.1 – Lifestyle factors
  • 2.1 – Fitness Testing
  • 2.2 – Training Methods
  • 2.3 – Optimising a Health and Fitness Programme
  • 3.1 – Health and fitness analysis and goal setting
  • 4.1 – The structure of a Health and Fitness Programme
  • 4.2 – Health and Safety
N/A – pupils finish this qualification in Year 10

Assessment

Internal assessments take place every half-term.

KS4 Exam Board Specification: NCFE Level 1/2 Technical Award in Health and Fitness

Enrichment Offer

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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