P.E

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.

Notable sporting successes 2018/2019

  • U18 Sandwell Futsal Champions
  • KS3 Girls Football Sandwell runners up
  • Year 7 Girls Netball 3rd in Sandwell
  • U14, U16, U19 Sandwell Netball Champions
  • KS3 Gymnastics Sandwell runners up
  • KS3 Girls Sandwell Handball Champions, runners up in the Black Country
  • KS4 Girls & Boys Sandwell Handball runners up
  • KS3 and KS4 Boys and Girls Badminton Sandwell Champions
  • Year 8 and 10 Girls Rounders Champions
  • KS3 Boys Cricket Sandwell Semi Finalists

Contact

Mrs. A Hill (Head of Department), email: [email protected]

Year 7

In years 7 all pupils receive 2 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. Pupils will experience a greater depth to learning compared to year 7 as they will learn more about tactics and strategies used to outwit an opponent.

Year 9

In year 9 all pupils receive 2 periods of compulsory PE a week where the curriculum is designed into 3 strands designed to suit pupils of all abilities and interests. There is a performance pathway where pupils will be selected to improve their skills, tactics and gameplay in a number a sports; a health and fitness pathway which looks to promote the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle, and a leadership pathway where pupils will complete the Sport Leaders Level 1 Award which is a credited qualification.

In years 10-11 all pupils receive 2 periods of PE each week. 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.

Results-

GCSE PE

2017- 24% A*-A, 88% A*-C, 100% Pass. 2018- 16.7% 9-7, 66.6% 9-4, 100% 9-1. 2019- 32% 9-7, 92% 9-4, 100% 9-1. 2020 – 41% 9-7, 91% 9-4, 100% 9-1

BTEC Level 2 Sports Studies.

2017- 38% Distinction* - Distinction 91% Distinction* - Pass

2018- 38% Distinction* - Distinction, 91% Distinction* - Pass

2019- 23% Distinction* - Distinction, 92% Distinction* - L2 Pass, 100 Distinction* - L1 Pass

2020- 24% Distinction*-Distinction, 90% Distinction*-L2 Pass, 96% Distinction*- L1 Pass

At KS5, the Physical Education Department offer the following courses, Physical Education- A Level and BTEC Sport Level 3: National Extended Certificate. Please view our dedicated Sixth Form section for more information.