Key Stage 3
We have fantastic facilities including a Sports Hall with a basketball court and badminton courts, a MUGA with netball, basketball and tennis courts, a state of the art 3G pitch, a climbing wall, judo mats, trampolines, a dance studio and a brand new fitness suite.
In Years 7 & 8 students develop competence in a broad range of physical activities. The sports covered here are football, basketball, netball, trampolining, fitness, climbing and athletics. These activities are broadened by judo, handball, dance and table tennis. Through these sports they will also learn to develop relationships, tactics and strategic awareness.
Key Stage 4
Physical Education actively supports and contributes to the academy's overall philosophy. The teaching of P.E. is concerned with enabling every student to become independently active, to provide them with the background, skills and motivation to opt into physical activity as a lifestyle habit. This involves a progression from being teacher-dependent for participation and organisation to assuming responsibility for planning, carrying out and reviewing their own programmes of activity. We also believe that P.E. extends beyond the physical to include personal, social and emotional elements. Movement can give pleasure and satisfaction, is a means of expression and communication, and it involves the mind and senses to a high degree. It is a distinct yet integral part of the educational process.
Key Stage 5
The focus of these specifications is on participation and performance in physical activity as part of a balanced, active and healthy lifestyle. Students studying the OCR specificationwill increase their physical competence, develop their involvement and effectiveness in physical activity and enable them to become informed and discerning decision-makers in relation to their and others’ involvement in physical activity.
The P.E. Subject Area also believes that physical education contributes to the totality of a physical educational experience, extending beyond the physical to include personal, social and emotional elements. Movement can give pleasure and satisfaction, is a means of expression and communication, and it involves the mind and senses to a high degree. It is a distinct yet integral part of the educational process.