Year 7 and 8 Girls Football Team. There are a number of opportunities to represent the academy at different sports. #Be the best you can be.

We offer a range of enrichment opportunities, trips and visits.
This was our trip to watch Newcastle Eagles Basketball.
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Year 8 Boys Rugby Team. We aim to provide an array of opportunities for lifelong learning.

Why Study Physical Education

Physical Education provides a range of experiences that form the basis for lifelong sporting and recreational activity which inspires all students to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities.

Physical Education provides learners with a platform from which they can build physical competences, improve aspects of fitness, and develop personal and interpersonal skills and attributes. It enables learners to develop the concepts and skills necessary for participation in a wide range of physical activity, sport, dance and outdoor learning, and enhances their physical wellbeing in preparation for leading a fulfilling, active and healthy lifestyle.

They encounter a variety of practical learning experiences, including working on their own, with a partner and in small and large groups. Students use a variety of equipment and apparatus, both outdoors and indoors.

The aim of the department is to provide a high quality PE programme that will include learning to move (learning the skills, techniques and understanding required for participation in physical activities and sport) and moving to learn (physical activity as a context and means for learning).


At Key Stage 3 students take part in and develop a range of skills in PE activities including Netball, Football, Rugby, Table Tennis, Dance, Health Related Fitness, Athletics, Cricket, Softball, Tennis, Basketball, Cross Country and Badminton.



At Key Stage 4, students can opt to take BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Award in Sport, which provides an engaging and relevant introduction to the world of sport. It incorporates important aspects of the industry, such as fitness testing and training for sport and exercise, practical sports performance, and sports leadership. It enables students to develop and apply their knowledge, while also developing a range of relevant practical, communication and technical skills.


All students still have one core PE lesson per week where they pursue activities, they have enjoyed during KS3.

Key Information about the course

The Physical Education course provides an engaging and relevant introduction to the world of sport. Students will study three units of work:

Equipment Required: PE Kit. Learners must have an excellent participation rate in PE.


What does the qualification cover?

The Tech Award gives learners the opportunity to develop sector-specific applied knowledge and skills through realistic vocational contexts.

Learners will have the opportunity to develop applied knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • investigating provisions for sport including equipment and facilities to enhance sport
  • planning and delivery of sport drills and sessions
  • fitness for sport including fitness testing and methodology.

Possible career pathway

This course prepares young people for careers in sport, fitness and coaching, along with developing teamwork, leadership skills and an understanding of the importance of health and fitness to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The course is recognised by further education and higher education institutions, as well as by employers and other training providers.