George Salter Academy

George Salter Academy in West Bromwich, Sandwell, is a mixed comprehensive school for 11 to 16 year olds.

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Physical Education

Overview

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The PE department is a well-staffed and resourced department that uses a range of coaches and support staff to offer our students the best PE and Sport opportunities possible. The facilities at our disposal are amongst the best in the borough and comprise of a large playing field, a full sized astro turf, a small astro turf, Netball and Tennis courts and refurbished sports hall and fitness studio. The department’s capacity to deliver examination theory lessons is enhanced through the use of 2 classroom bases within the PE building.

Study Support

The department offers a wide range of study support opportunities after school in a variety of sporting areas and activities. These opportunities provide for pupils across the ability range and are aimed at developing sporting capabilities as well as providing pupils with an opportunity to develop health, fitness and social skills that sport naturally provides. These practical opportunities are in addition to the academic support offered for examination PE students both at lunchtime and after school. As well as provide these opportunities, the academy has an array of representative teams performing at both a local and regional level.

 

For more information of PE After School Clubs, please see our Study Support page.

 

Notable successes

Athletics

  • Under 12 Girls Netball Black Country Runners Up
  • netball teamUnder 14 girls Netball Sandwell Champions, Black Country Champions, National Finalists (2014)
  • U14 Indoor Athletics winners

Basketball

  • U14 Boys Sandwell Champions, Regional Runners-up, West Midlands Runners-up
  • U14 Girls Sandwell Champions, Regional Runners-up, West Midlands Runners-up
  • U16 Boys Sandwell Champions
  • U16 Girls Sandwell Champions

Netball

  • U12 Sandwell Champions
  • U14 Sandwell Champions, Black Country Champions, 5th ranked team Nationally
  • U16 Sandwell Champions, Black Country Champions, 9th ranked team Nationally

Contact

Mr. M. Cadwallader (Head of Department), email: m.cadwallader@georgesalter.com

 

Key Stage 3 (Years 7 and 8)

Year 7

hockeyIn years 7 all pupils receive 3 periods of PE a week. Within these lessons they are given access to a wide range of activities including football, basketball, netball, hockey, badminton, gymnastics, fitness, cricket, rounders, tennis and athletics.

Year 8

In year 8 all pupils receive 2 periods of compulsory PE a week where the curriculum they follow embeds and develops the activity areas covered in year 7. In addition to this, all pupils are given the option of selecting PE as a specialist option in which they receive a further 2 periods a week. The primary aim of these lessons is to develop further understanding and ability within a smaller range of ‘specialist’ sporting activities. These lessons, of course, further embed the key concepts within Physical Education Trip to Italythat are leadership, analysis of performance and understanding of health and fitness.

Notable sporting successes 2016

  • Year 8 Boys Black Country Athletics Champions (KS3)
  • Year 7 Junior National Basketball Association (NBA) finalists (KS3)
  • Year 8 Boys Sandwell Football Champions (KS3)
  • U13, U14 and U16 Rounders Sandwell Finalists (KS3&KS4)
  • U14 Boys Sandwell Indoor & Outdoor Athletics Champions (KS3&KS4)
  • U14 Boys, U14 Girls, U16 Girls Badminton Sandwell champions, 3rd in Black Country (KS3&4)

 

Key Stage 4 (Years 9, 10 and 11)

In years 9-11 all pupils receive 2 periods of PE each spupils doing sport activitiesweek. Within this curriculum they follow a similar programme that focuses on a smaller range of activities as pupils begin to specialise in certain areas. Key Stage 4 (Examination) Pupils in year 9 have the option to select PE / Sport Studies as an examination option and follow either a BTEC or GCSE course which takes them through until the end of year 11. This forms part of the academy option process and these pupils receive a further 3 periods of PE each week in addition to their "core" allocation.

Notable sporting successes 2016

  • U14 girls Netball Sandwell Champions (KS4)
  • U16 girls Netball Sandwell Champions, Black Country Champions, County Champions, Regional Champions, 7th place National Finals (KS4)
  • U16 Girls Basketball Black Country Champions (KS4)
  • U16 boys and girls Basketball Sandwell Champions (KS4)
  • U14 Girls Handball Sandwell Champions, Back Country Champions (KS4)
  • U14 Girls Sandwell Indoor Athletics 3rd Place (KS4)
  • U14 Boys and Girls Sandwell Indoor Athletics overall runners up (KS4)
  • U13, U14 and U16 Rounders Sandwell Finalists (KS3&KS4)
  • U14 Boys Sandwell Indoor & Outdoor Athletics Champions (KS3&KS4)
  • U14 Boys, U14 Girls, U16 Girls Badminton Sandwell champions, 3rd in Black Country (KS3&4)
Exam results 2014 2015 2016
GCSE PE 95.5% A*-C,
(National Average = 70%)
100% Pass 47% A*-A
100% Pass
BTEC Level 2 Sports Studies 100% Pass 100% Pass n/a
Table of Physical Education exam results 2014 - 2016

Key Stage 5 / Post 16

Pupils are offered 2 examination pathways at KS5. These are EDEXCEL GCE Physical Education and The EDEXCEL Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Sport Studies. Both these provide the opportunity for a seamless transition from KS4 to KS5 examination courses.

Trips

  • U19 Basketball College League Champions (BUCS)
  • GB v NZL Basketball
  • Molton College for Sports Therapy
  • Kingswood A-Level Residential

 

Exam results 2014 2015 2016
BTEC Level 3 Sports Studies 100% Pass 100% Pass 100% Pass
GCE (AS) PE 50% A-B,
100% A-E
50% A-C
100% A-E
100% A-E
A2 level PE 57% A-C,
100% A-E
60% A-C
100% A-E
100% A-E
Table of Physical Education exam results 2014 - 2016

 

 

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