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
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Athletics
  • Netball
  • Badminton
  • Handball
  • Hockey
  • Swimming
  • Fitness
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Athletics
  • Netball
  • Badminton
  • Handball
  • Hockey
  • Fitness
Key Stage 4 Core PE (non-examined)
Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
  • Practical
  • Rules in Sport
  • Sports Leadership
  • Careers in Sport
  • Outdoor Education
  • Cricket
  • Rounders
  • Badminton
  • Athletics
  • Contemporary Issues
  • Sports Leadership
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Football
  • Netball
  • Aerobics
  • Fitness
  • Rounders
  • Softball
  • Table Tennis
  • Fitness
  • Table Tennis
  • Aerobics
  • Yoga
  • Rounders
  • Cricket
  • Softball
  • Tennis
KS4 Option Choice: GCSE PE
Year 10 Year 11
  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Physical training
  • Physical factors affecting performance
  • Practical activity assessment
  • Analysing and Evaluating Performance (AEP)
  • Performance in physical education
  • Socio-cultural influences
  • Sports psychology
  • Health, fitness and well-being
  • Socio-cultural issues and sports psychology
  • Revision
Key Stage 4 Option Choice: Cambridge Nationals Certificate in Sports Studies
Year 10 Year 11
  • Contemporary Issues in Sport (assessed via an external written exam paper)
  • Developing Sports Skills
Two units from the following (decided by staff):

  • Sports Leadership
  • Sport and the Media
  • Working in the Sporting Industry
  • Developing Knowledge and Skills in Outdoor Activities
Assessment

Internal assessments take place every half-term.

KS4 Exam Board Specification (GCSE PE): OCR GCSE PE (J587)

KS4 Exam Board Specification (Sport Studies): Cambridge Nationals Certificate in Sports Studies (J813)

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. Our sports team compete successfully in competitions throughout Birmingham at all levels. Intervention sessions to consolidate prior learning and ensure maximum progress are at the heart of our delivery model.