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
  • Cross Country
  • Trampolining
  • Football
  • Netball
  • Dance
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Rounders
  • Athletics
  • Health and Fitness
  • Trampolining
  • Football
  • Netball
  • Badminton
  • Rounders
  • Cricket
  • Athletics
Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
  • Cross Country
  • Athletics
  • Rounders
  • Football
  • Netball
  • Trampolining
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Outdoor Adventurous Activities

Unit R051 – Contemporary Issues in Sport:

  • Learning Outcome 1 – Issues which affect participation in sport
  • Learning Outcome 2 – Role of sport in promoting values
  • Learning Outcome 3 – Importance of hosting major sporting events
  • Learning Outcome 4 – Role of national governing bodies in sport.

Unit R052 – Developing Sports Skills

  • Learning Outcome 1 – Skills, techniques and tactics as an individual performer in sporting activity
  • Learning Outcome 2 – Skills, techniques and tactics as a team performer in sporting activity
  • Learning Outcome 3 – Be able to officiate a sporting activity
  • Learning Outcome 4 – Practice methods to support improvement in a sporting activity

Unit R053 – Sports Leadership

  • Learning Outcome 1 – Roles and responsibilities associated with effective sports leadership
  • Learning Outcome 2 – Be able to plan sports activity sessions
  • Learning Outcome 3 – Be able to deliver sports activity session
  • Learning Outcome 4 – Evaluate own performance in delivering a sports activity session

Unit R054 – Sport and the Media:

  • Learning Outcome 1 – Know how sport is covered across the media
  • Learning Outcome 2 – Positive effects that the media can have on sport
  • Learning Outcome 3 – Negative effects that the media can have on sport
  • Learning Outcome 4 – Relationship between sport and the media.
  • Learning Outcome 5 – Evaluate media coverage of sport

 

Assessment

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.

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.