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
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Gymnastics and movement
  • Handball
  • Volleyball
  • Badminton
  • Hockey
  • Cricket
  • Fitness and fitness theory
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Athletics (field and sports hall)
  • Theory: warm up, cool down, basic muscles and bones, The Olympics
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Gymnastics and movement
  • Handball
  • Volleyball
  • Badminton
  • Hockey
  • Cricket
  • Fitness and fitness theory
  • Table tennis and officiating
  • Athletics (field and sports hall)
  • Tennis
  • Theory: basic muscles and bones, joints and movement, muscle types, performance analysis, The Olympics and NGB
KS4 Option Choice 1: OCR Cambridge Nationals Level 1/2 Certificate in Sports Studies
Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
N/A – this qualification is studied in Year 11 only N/A – this qualification is studied in Year 11 only

Pupils will study two mandatory units:

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

They will then choose a further two optional units from the list below:

  • R053: Sports leadership
  • R054: Sport and the media
  • R055: Working in the sports industry
  • R056: Developing knowledge and skills in outdoor activities
KS4 Option Choice 2: OCR GCSE PE (J587)
Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
N/A – this qualification is studied in Year 11 only N/A – this qualification is studied in Year 11 only
  • Physical factors affecting performance
    • Applied anatomy and physiology
    • Physical training
  • Socio-cultural issues and sports psychology
    • Socio-cultural influences
    • Sports psychology
    • Health, fitness and well-being
  • Performance in physical education
Core PE
Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Hockey
  • Handball
  • Gymnastics and movement
  • Badminton
  • Volleyball
  • Table tennis
  • Cricket
  • Rounders
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Hockey
  • Handball
  • Gymnastics and movement
  • Badminton
  • Volleyball
  • Table tennis
  • Cricket
  • Rounders
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Hockey
  • Handball
  • Gymnastics and movement
  • Badminton
  • Volleyball
  • Table tennis
  • Cricket
  • Rounders
Assessment

Internal assessments take place every half-term.

KS4 Exam Board Specification: OCR Cambridge Nationals Level 1/2 Certificate in Sports Studies (J813) or OCR GCSE PE (J587)

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 Bradford, at all levels.