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.

The PE curriculum makes significant contribution in meeting the schools Health and Wellbeing objectives and is supplemented by a plethora of extracurricular activities at both lunch time and after school. The PE department is part of the Manchester Schools PE association and operates several teams that compete competitively, The impact of the pandemic has been at the heart of the PE curriculum and the curriculum has operated with a degree of flexibility to allow for Mental Health and optimum physical activity to be prioritised specifically during periods of lockdown. Year 7 and 8 complete 2 lessons a week with a focus on developing fundamental skills and a love of sport. In Years 9 to 11 the focus shifts to more competitive team sports and setting and achieving health related goals. The PE curriculum helps develop British Values, specifically in creating a culture of tolerance and respect. The order of the units in the medium term plans is intentionally designed to ensure that prior knowledge, skills and conceptual understanding is revisited, recapped and reinforced so that over the full extent of the subject curriculum pupils know more and can do more in an intentionally planned way and, as a result, achieve higher outcomes and healthier lifestyles.

Curriculum Overview
Year 7 Year 8
  • Introductory period Football/Multisport
  • Handball Winter Sports Day
  • Basketball
  • Health & fitness
  • Dodgeball
  • Cricket Athletics (focus on Track events)
  • Olympic Theme Sports Day
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Handball
  • Health & fitness
  • Dodgeball
  • Athletics (focus on field events)
  • Cricket
  • Olympic Theme Sports Day

 

Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Pupil Voice
  • Health & Fitness
  • Athletics (Track, field & team events)
  • Cricket
  • Olympic Theme Sports Day
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Pupil Voice
  • Health & Fitness
  • Boxercise
  • Skilled related fitness
  • Cricket
  • Badminton
  • Table Tennis

Core

  • Football
  • Pupil Voice
  • Basketball
  • Health & Fitness
  • Boxercise
  • Skilled related fitness
  • Cricket
  • Badminton
  • Table Tennis

Cambridge National OCR Sports Studies

  • Sport Leadership
  • Contemporary issues in sport
  • Developing sports skills
  • Outdoor activities
Assessment

At Key Stage 3, assessments take place at the end of each term.  At Key Stage 4, end of Yr10 exams take place in June/July and Yr11 mock exams take place in November.

KS4 Exam Board Specification: EdExcel OCR Sports Studies

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 teams compete successfully in competitions throughout Manchester and Greater Manchester.

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