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Students can look forward to a wide range of activities and opportunities in the P.E department, which caters for all abilities.
At Key Stage 3 – students follow 2 hours of PE a week covering a range of activities in their lessons where they are able to demonstrate practical and mental ability in Football, Hockey, Gymnastics, Trampolining, Health Related Fitness, Rounders, Softball, Athletics and Tennis for the girls. The boys study Football, Rugby, Hockey, Volleyball, Basketball, Health Related Fitness, Cricket, Softball, Athletics and Tennis.
At Key Stage 4 – students follow 2 hours of core PE a week. At this stage students have the opportunity to opt into activities that are offered by the PE staff. For the girls students can follow a competitive games pathway or a health related fitness pathway. The boys are able to choose from a range of activities that are offered and will follow them as a unit of work.
Sports Leaders Award Level 1 – at Key Stage 4 students have the option to study for their level 1 leadership award. This is an award highly recognised by colleges and other further education establishments and can be used as a foundation for other leadership qualifications.
Examination courses – students who excel in PE and those who have a real interest in sport have the opportunity to study the Btec Sport Level 2 First Extended Certificate at Key Stage 4. Recently the department has also started to offer a GCSE short course in PE to our year 9 students as part of their options process.
The department offers a wide range of extra-curricular sporting opportunities for students who wish to become involved in sports at the academy.
Clubs include; Football, Basketball, Rugby, Gymnastics, Trampolining, Dance, Rounders, Athletics, Cricket, Softball and Tennis. Regular fixtures are organised and played against many of the local secondary schools in the area and the academy has had particular success in Football and Cricket in recent times. Each year the students who enjoy taking part in both gym and dance have the opportunity to showcase their talents in the Gym and Dance Festival, which is held at the Academy and also welcomes primary students from local schools to take part.
At the end of each year, students get the chance to take part in and support the Academy’s Sports Day. This enjoyable event brings out fierce competition between the house teams, and is a great way for the students to socialise and interact with each other, while supporting and encouraging team spirit. There is a variety of after school activities available, and students and the wider community are also able to use the fully equipped gym amongst other facilities that include; 2 gymnasiums, tennis courts, a floodlit AstroTurf, extensive playing fields, outdoor Basketball area and a fitness studio.