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)
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
PE at KS4 – NCFE

V Certs are a suite of high quality technical qualifications which are appropriate for Key Stage 4 pupils who are motivated and challenged by learning through hands-on practical content. They are a technical alternative to GCSEs with equivalent levels of rigour and challenge.
The NCFE Level 1/2 Technical Award in Health and Fitness is designed to provide pupils with the skills, knowledge and understanding of the applied study of good health and fitness practices and an understanding of working in the sector.

What will the pupils learn?
Your pupils will gain a broad understanding of Health and Fitness including the following:
•   the principles of training and FITT
•   how physical activities affect the body in the short and long term
•   how relevant fitness tests can be used for specific health and skill components of fitness
•  different lifestyle analysis tools and how to apply them
•  creating a health and fitness programme

Qualification structure and how to achieve
To be awarded NCFE Level 1/2 Technical Award in Health and Fitness, pupils are required to successfully complete two mandatory units. Pupils must also achieve a minimum of a ‘Level 1 Pass’ in the internal and external assessments.

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
What’s next?
  • Depending on the grade the learner achieves in this qualification, they could progress to:
  • A Level in Physical Education and Sport
  • Level 2 Technical Certificate in Sport & Physical Activity
  • Level 3 Applied General in Sport Studies
  • Level 3 Technical Level in Sport & Physical Activity
  • Apprenticeships in occupations within the Health & Fitness sectors such as Health Assistants, Fitness Instructors or Personal Trainers.
Assessment
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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