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Physical Education

Curriculum Structure

The PE department at Weston Road Academy are passionate about the provision of PE and school sport. We whole-heartedly believe that every student has the right to enjoy and learn PE as a key subject in delivering life long skills such as endeavour, leadership and co-operation. Our goal is to engage and excite students into developing a future that includes adopting a healthy and active lifestyle, alongside the key skill set that will allow our students to be successful.

Year 7 and Year 8 have three lessons a week of Physical Education. In these lessons students will learn a variety of essential skills based around 6 areas that equip them for success in years 9, 10 and 11. Students will have lessons in; Athletics and cross-country, football (and/or) netball, Badminton, Handball, Health related-exercise and sports science, and one other sport selected by the teacher to fit the individual needs of a learner group. These include trampolining, rugby and dance. Students are set based on their ability over these areas.

At the end of year 8 students take their options enabling them to access examination courses for our subject. These include OCR GCSE PE and an NCFE qualification in Health and Fitness (level 1 and 2). 

In years 9, 10 and 11 all examination candidates will have 5 lessons of PE a week. This will be a combination of practical, theory and theory through practical relevant to the appropriate examination route. 

For students who have not chosen the option of doing a qualification in PE they will be continuing their practical learning experiences with a focus on developing skills and knowledge to lead a healthy and active lifestyle going in to adulthood.

Example Scheme of Learning for PE subjects:

Badminton Year 8 SoL

Handball Year 8 SoL

Netball Year 9 SoL

PE Assessment Grid

Extra-Curricular opportunities

The department is very determined to offer extra-curricular opportunities to all students. The department regularly contributes to the organisation of inter-house tournaments. Clubs on offer at dinner time include; Football, Rugby, Girls only sport, Keep fit club, Badminton club, Basketball club, GCSE Theory club and GCSE Practical club. After school the school regularly competes at district sports tournaments and fixtures in a vast range of sports. If there is any sport that students are keen to participate in the PE team can use contacts/links to provide information to students suggesting how to get involved with that sport. 

Staff List

The teaching and support staff are currently:

Mr M Cope Subject Leader in PE

Mr D Bloor  Assistant Headteacher/ Teacher of PE

Mrs S Bromley Teacher of PE

Mrs C Gethin  Teacher of PE

Mr A Hulme Teacher of PE    

Sports Fixtures

Details of forthcoming sports fixtures can be found The Weston Road Academy Calendar or via the sports fixtures page.