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
  • Fundamentals and baseline assessments
  • Futsal
  • Netball
  • Gymnastics
  • Learning games (tag rugby, basketball, hockey/uni-hoc)
  • Fitness and fitness theory
  • Table tennis
  • Rounders
  • Ultimate frisbee
  • Tennis
  • Futsal
  • Netball
  • Gymnastics
  • Learning games (tag rugby, basketball, hockey/uni-hoc)
  • Fitness and fitness theory
  • Table tennis and officiating
  • Athletics (field & sports hall)
  • Rounders
  • Ultimate frisbee
  • Tennis
KS4 Option Choice: OCR GCSE PE
Year 9 Year 10 Year 11

Applied anatomy and physiology

  • The structure and function of the skeletal system
  • The structure and function of the muscular system
  • Movement analysis
  • The cardiovascular and respiratory systems
  • Effects of exercise on body systems

Physical training

  • Components of fitness
  • Applying the principles of training
  • Preventing injury in physical activity and training

Socio-cultural influences

  • Engagement patterns of different social groups in physical activities and sports
  • Commercialisation of physical activity and sport
  • Ethical and socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport

Sports psychology

Health, fitness and well-being

  • Practical activity assessment
  • Analysing and Evaluating Performance (AEP)
KS4 Option Choice: OCR Cambridge Nationals Level 1/2 Certificate in Sports Studies
Year 9 Year 10 Year 11

Pupils will study two mandatory units:

  • R051: Contemporary issues in sport
  • R052: Developing sports skills

Pupils will then study a further two optional units from those listed below:

  • R053: Sports leadership
  • R054: Sport and the media
  • R055: Working in the sports industry
  • R056: Developing knowledge and skills in outdoor activities
This qualification will not be offered to the 2019/20 Year 11 cohort.
Core PE
Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
  • Netball
  • Badminton
  • Football
  • Cricket
  • Handball
  • Rounders
  • Softball
  • Athletics
  • Netball
  • Badminton
  • Football
  • Cricket
  • Handball
  • Rounders
  • Softball
  • Athletics
  • Netball
  • Badminton
  • Football
  • Cricket
  • Handball
  • Rounders
  • Softball
  • Athletics
Assessment

Internal assessments take place every half-term.

KS4 Exam Board Specification:

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 Birmingham, at all levels.