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.

Pupils study the national curriculum at Key Stage 3 and then have the option of pursuing BTEC Sport at Key Stage 4.

Curriculum Overview
Year 7 Year 8
  • Competitive Team Sports (Invasion)
  • Striking & Fielding
  • Exercise for Living
  • Aesthetic Performance
  • Learn to excel
  • Striking & Fielding
  • Competitive Team Sports (Invasion)
  • Striking & Fielding
  • Exercise for Living
  • Aesthetic Performance
  • Learn to excel
  • Striking & Fielding
Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
  • Health, Fitness and Wellbeing
  • Applied Anatomy and Physiology
  • Movement Analysis
  • Personal Exercise Programme
  • Socio-cultural Factors
  • Unit 1: Fitness for Sport and Exercise
  • Unit 2: Practical Sports Performance
  • Unit 3: The Mind and Sports Performance
  • Unit 4: The Sports Performer in Action
  • Unit 5: Training for Personal Fitness
  • Unit 6: Leading Sports Activities
Assessment

Internal assessment takes place every half term.

KS4 Exam Board Specification: Pearson BTEC First Award in Sport

Enrichment

The variety of clubs and sports on offer at the Academy 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 Bradford and West Yorkshire at all levels.

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