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
Boys:

  • Football
  • Swimming
  • Basketball
  • Fitness
  • Trampolining
  • Table Tennis
  • Athletics
  • Rounders
  • Cricket

Girls:

  • Netball
  • Football
  • Fitness
  • Table Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Trampolining
  • Athletics
  • Rounders
  • Tennis
Boys:

  • Football
  • Swimming
  • Basketball
  • Fitness
  • Trampolining
  • Table Tennis
  • Athletics
  • Rounders
  • Cricket

Girls:

  • Netball
  • Football
  • Fitness
  • Table Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Trampolining
  • Athletics
  • Rounders
  • Tennis
KS4: Core PE (non-examined)
Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
Boys:

  • Football
  • Swimming
  • Basketball
  • Table Tennis
  • Fitness
  • Trampolining
  • Athletics
  • Rounders
  • Cricket

Girls:

  • Netball
  • Football
  • Fitness
  • Table Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Trampolining
  • Athletics
  • Rounders
  • Tennis
Boys:

  • Football
  • Swimming
  • Basketball
  • Table Tennis
  • Softball
  • Rounders
  • Fitness
  • Athletics

Girls:

  • Netball
  • Badminton
  • Trampolining
  • Table Tennis
  • Fitness
  • Tennis
  • Rounders
  • Athletics
Boys:

  • Football
  • Dodgeball
  • Fitness
  • Swimming
  • Softball

Girls:

  • Rounders
  • Benchball
  • Badminton
  • Swimming
  • Fitness
KS4 Option Choice: BTEC Level 1 and Level 2 First Award in Sport
Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
  • Introduction to Sports Leadership
  • Introduction to Sport and Exercise (fitness testing/methods of training/components of fitness)

 

  • Unit 6 – Leading Sports Activities (internally assessed assignments)
  • Unit 1 – Fitness for Sport and Exercise (externally assessed examination)
  • Unit 2 – Practical Performance in Sport (internally assessed assignments)

Boys:

Football
Basketball
Table Tennis
Rounders

Girls:

Netball
Basketball
Table Tennis
Rounders

  • Unit 3 – Applying the Principle of Personal Training (internally assessed synoptic report).

 

Assessment

Internal assessments take place every half-term.

KS4 Exam Board Specification (BTEC Sport): Pearson BTEC Level 1 and Level 2 First Award in Sport (600/4779/3)

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 Bradford at all levels. Intervention sessions to consolidate prior learning and ensure maximum progress are at the heart of our delivery model.