PE

The PE Department currently consists of 6 members of teaching staff: Mr Richardson, Miss Whitwood, Mr Wilkinson, Mrs Pearsall, Miss Matthews and Mr Lambert. Each PE teacher has a wealth of experience to ensure high quality PE and engagement is achieved.

Working alongside the PE Department are coaches in specialised fields from our outstanding external links to help deliver a high standard of Physical Education to all students. These include the Community Sports Foundation (CSF), Rugby coaching from RFU and a range of other sports coaches who help support our extensive extra-curricular programme.

Our link with Wroxham Football Club (WFC) allows us to develop the best 16-19 year olds into high performing footballers either with Wroxham or beyond. Our two coaches Matthew Halliday and Cedric Anselin bring both experience and knowledge to our course to ensure students improve as footballers for the next stage of their careers. The coaching our students receive runs alongside our BTEC Level 3 Sport course, allowing students the chance to receive both footballing tuition and academic qualifications.

The aim of the PE Department at Open Academy is to empower the students with the knowledge, values, skills and personal qualities to be confident in taking part in physical activities. We believe that PE is an opportunity to develop the ‘whole’ person. We truly value the extra-curricular opportunities available where our students’ relationships, social development, health and enjoyment are firmly enhanced and promoted. We aim to make Physical Education meaningful, enjoyable and accessible to all students, which is why we provide a varied programme of study throughout the Key Stages.

Key Stage 3

Aims and Objectives

1. Create and develop enthusiastic and confident lifelong learners in sport, who actively compete in sport outside of the academy.
2. Inspire students to try new activities outside their comfort zone or understanding
3. Generate understanding and knowledge which provides cross curricular links in other subjects
4. Encourage students to compete in academy teams, representing themselves and their peers in sporting events.
5. Create and continue links with the community and other outside agencies to increase and improve the opportunities that students have in sport.

Activities and Assessment

Sports each student has the opportunity to experience include –
Multi skills, Football, Rugby, Gymnastics, Badminton, Health and Fitness, Cricket, Handball, Dodge-ball, Rounders, Athletics, Short Tennis, Lacrosse, Tag Rugby, Netball and Basketball.

Extra-Curricular activities are yet another way in which students are given the opportunities to participate in sporting activities in which we have a really positive link with the Community Sports Foundation (CSF) as well as entering academy teams in a multitude of sports competitions and Inter-House events.

Students are assessed through observations, video analysis and practical performance in which next steps are given in order to improve understanding and application.

Students are provided with information and feedback based on Emerging, Developing and Secure across Key Stage 3.

Key Stage 4

Aims and Objectives

1. Provide high quality teaching for students to achieve excellent academic qualifications in sport.
2. Encourage further participation in sport and healthy, active lifestyles.
3. Provide information and opportunities for students to see the wider sporting world, including future career paths.
4. Opportunities to complete an examination subject in sport, leading to successful post-16 applications and future development.
5. Develop and encourage students to compete in extra-curricular activities and Inter-House competitions.

Key Stage 4

Activities and Assessment

The activities on our curriculum are similar to those in Key Stage 3 with students having the opportunity to improve and develop their abilities in - Football, Rugby, Badminton, Health and Fitness, Cricket, Handball, Dodge-ball, Rounders, Athletics, Lacrosse, Netball and Basketball.

Key Stage 4 students are assessed based on effort and performance in core PE.

We currently offer BTEC Sport at KS4 with the BTEC First Award being delivered. This course consists of four units over two years which covers fitness testing, practical performance, leadership and sports psychology. Students are assessed both internally and externally throughout the course.

Links: https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-firsts/sport-2012-nqf.html

Key Stage 5

Aims and Objectives

1. Post-16 courses (BTEC Sport) building on the offer at Key Stage 4 ready for Higher Education or the world of work in the sporting environment.
2. Develop and prepare students for life outside education linking anatomy and physiology, fitness, sports injury, sports business and professional development alongside many more.
3. Inspire and develop talented footballers with our link to Wroxham Football Club through both academic teaching and practical coaching.


Key Stage 5

Activities and Assessment

Two courses are offered –
· BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate (Equivalent to one A-Level)
· BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (Equivalent to three A-Levels)

Both courses are assessed using both Exam and Assignments, with each being worth a percentage of the overall grade.

Links:
http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-nationals/sport-2016.html

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