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.

PE at KS3
Year 7 Year 8
Boys:

  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Badminton
  • Handball
  • Fitness
  • Athletics

Girls:

  • Netball
  • Gymnastics
  • Badminton
  • Handball
  • Fitness
  • Athletics
Boys:

  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Badminton
  • Handball
  • Fitness
  • Athletics

Girls:

  • Netball
  • Gymnastics
  • Badminton
  • Handball
  • Fitness
  • Athletics
Assessment

Formal Assessment takes place at the end of each Half-Term.

PE at KS4 (Core and GCSE)
Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
Core PE
Boys:

  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Badminton
  • Handball
  • Fitness
  • Athletics

Girls:

  • Netball
  • Gymnastics
  • Badminton
  • Handball
  • Fitness
  • Athletics
Boys:

  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Badminton
  • Handball
  • Fitness
  • Athletics

Girls:

  • Netball
  • Gymnastics
  • Badminton
  • Handball
  • Fitness
  • Athletics
Boys:

  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Badminton
  • Handball
  • Fitness
  • Athletics

Girls:

  • Netball
  • Gymnastics
  • Badminton
  • Handball
  • Fitness
  • Athletics
GCSE PE
  • Health, Fitness and Wellbeing
  • Applied Anatomy and Physiology

Boys:

  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Badminton
  • Handball
  • Fitness
  • Athletics

Girls:

  • Netball
  • Gymnastics
  • Badminton
  • Handball
  • Fitness
  • Athletics
  • Movement Analysis
  • Personal Exercise Programme

Boys:

  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Badminton
  • Handball
  • Fitness
  • Athletics

Girls:

  • Netball
  • Gymnastics
  • Badminton
  • Handball
  • Fitness
  • Athletics
  • Health, Fitness and Wellbeing
  • Socio-cultural Factors

Boys:

  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Badminton
  • Handball
  • Fitness
  • Athletics

Girls:

  • Netball
  • Gymnastics
  • Badminton
  • Handball
  • Fitness
  • Athletics
Assessment

Examination Board: EdExcel

Component 1 – Fitness and Body Systems
Overview Focus
  • Written exam (1 hour 45 minutes)
  • 90 marks
  • 36% of GCSE
  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Movement analysis
  • Physical training
  • Use of data
Component 2 – Health and Performance
Overview Focus
  • Written exam (1 hour 15 minutes)
  • 70 marks
  • 24% of GCSE
  • Health, fitness and well-being
  • Sport psychology
  • Socio-cultural influences
  • Use of data
Component 3 – Practical Performance
Overview Focus
  • Non-examined assessment
  • 105 marks (35 marks per activity)
  • 30% of GCSE
  • One team activity, one individual activity and a free choice activity from the list published by the DfE
  • Skills in isolation
  • Skills in a competitive/formal situation
Component 4 – Personal Exercise Programme (PEP) Component
Overview Focus
  • Non-examined assessment
  • 20 marks
  • 10% of GCSE
  • Aim and planning analysis
  • Carrying out and monitoring the PEP
  • Evaluation of the PEP
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; Netball; Cricket; Badminton; Rounders; Basketball; Rugby and Gymnastics. Our teams compete successfully in competitions throughout Blackpool and Lancashire at all levels.

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