The aim of the department is to provide a broad and balanced curriculum of both team and individual activities which allow students to develop and understand their own physical capabilities and interpersonal skills.
Enjoying participating in sport is paramount and we look to develop in each pupil a lifelong interest in being physically active and healthy as well as encouraging them to continue their involvement beyond the academy day.
More specifically our objectives are:
To promote enjoyment and a sense of achievement.
To develop social and interpersonal skills
To encourage good levels of health and fitness.
To promote a sense of competitive spirit and a sense of fair play.
To promote lifelong participation in sporting activities.
Topics covered in Years 7,8 and 9
Students follow a prescribed curriculum with 2 different activities being covered each half term. These include; Invasion games (football, Basketball, rugby & netball), health & fitness, aesthetic activities (dance, trampolining and gymnastics), problem solving skills, athletics, striking and fielding games, rounders, cricket & tennis.
Topics covered in Years 10 and 11
In Years 10 & 11 students are given the opportunity to study P.E. as a GCSE. If this is a chosen subject, students follow a variety of physical activities and also cover a wide variety of theoretical topics. These include; Healthy active lifestyles, anatomy & physiology, sports development, sport & society and many more.
If a student does not opt for GCSE P.E they still participate in a core practical lesson. We offer a wide variety of activities and try to encourage all students to participate at the Academy and in their own time.
We have a range of facilities and lots of great equipment to ensure that pupils can experience a number of sports and pursue them to a high level.
A floodlit astro-turf
Sports hall – used for Basketball, Handball, Dodgeball, Badminton, 5-a-side, Short Tennis, fitness
Extensive playing fields – used for Football, Rugby, Athletics, Cricket, Rounders, Softball, Orienteering.
Gym – used for delivering Dance, Gymnastics, Table Tennis and Fitness.
There is also a full extra-curricular program that runs for all students before, during and after the academy day. There is also the opportunity to represent the academy at a competitive level in sports such as, Athletics, Netball, Badminton, Table Tennis, Football, Rugby, 5-a-side, Cricket & Rounders.
The department also provides opportunities for students to become sports leaders, sports officials and improve literacy & numeracy through sport.