The Highcrest Academy

Physical Education

Physical Education at The Highcrest Academy is challenging, exciting and fun.

Intent

The Physical Education programme offers the students the opportunity to develop their physical literacy, placing well-being and personal achievement at the centre of our curriculum. The curriculum for PE is facilities-driven and ensures that all students are fully engaged in practical activity. Embedded across the curriculum are objectives that develop key life skills and the academy’s values and virtues such as resilience, purpose, integrity and sensitivity.

Impact

All students experience a broad and balanced approach to PE, physical activity and school sport. They will develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities and engage in competitive sports and activities. Our students will reach their physical potential in a variety of sporting environments and as part of this, nurture sportsmanship and other key life skills in all aspects of competition. Through gaining an understanding of the importance of maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle, they will go on to lead healthy, active lives. Our curriculum will widen each student’s sporting experience and enjoyment and create a passion for active recreation and sport.

The Department is committed to providing opportunities for all pupils to develop a healthy, active lifestyle.

All pupils have the opportunity to perform and refine their skills, develop their tactical knowledge, problem solving skills and plan strategies during lessons and in games and matches.

The PE Department is well resourced to develop all areas of the PE curriculum. The Department offers a wide variety of extra- curricular clubs at competitive and non- competitive levels. Each year a variety of inter-house activities take place giving all pupils the opportunity to participate in competitive sport.

Pupils have the opportunity to compete at local, county, regional and national level in a variety of sports.

Key Stage 3

Physical Education at KS3 allows the students to develop their physical literacy, placing well-being and personal achievement at the core of the curriculum. Embedded across the curriculum are the school’s values and virtues.

Throughout Key Stage 3 pupils have four x 1 hour lessons per fortnight.

All pupils study a variety of:

  • Invasion Games
  • Net/Wall Games
  • Striking and Fielding Games
  • Gymnastics Activities
  • Athletics

Key Stage 4 (Including Year 9s)

The core PE Curriculum at KS4 continues to develop skills and tactical knowledge whilst focusing on the importance of how to develop and maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.

Core PE lessons consist of three x 1-hour lessons per fortnight. Students are encouraged to participate in a variety of activities and to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.

GCSE PE (OCR Exam Board):

  • 40% Practical: Including externally moderated performances in three different sports and a written Analysis and Evaluation of Performance.
  • 60% Theory: Applied Anatomy and Physiology, Physical Training, Socio-cultural influences, Sports Psychology, Health, Fitness and Well-being. Externally assessed through two one hour exams. 
  • Core PE: Three x 1-hour lessons per fortnight. Students are encouraged to participate in a variety of activities and to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.
  • Year 9 GCSE Topics (click to view)
  • Year 10 GCSE Topics (click to view)
  • Year 11 GCSE Topics (click to view)

Level 2 BTEC Tech Award in Sport, Activity and Fitness.

From Sept 2020 All students in Year 10 will study Level 2 BTEC Tech Award in Sport, Activity and Fitness.

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Key Stage 5

The PE Department offers BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport. This course allows students to follow a vocational course which will equip them for university or apprenticeships or the world of work.

Students receive 18 x 1-hour lessons per fortnight.

Units include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Fitness Training and Programming
  • Sports Leadership
  • Sports Psychology
  • Instructing Gym Based Exercise

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