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Physical Education

PE plays a central role in the life of South Shore Academy. Our dedicated team of experienced professionals ensures that there are opportunities for everyone to gain an understanding of the importance of leading an active and healthy lifestyle and more importantly to find an enjoyable way in which to do so. Our goal is to provide students with enjoyable experiences that will motivate them to engage in activities that they enjoy for the rest of their lives.

Key Stage 3

Pupils should build on and embed the physical development and skills learned in key stages 1 and 2, become more competent, confident and expert in their techniques, and apply them across different sports and physical activities. They should understand what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work. They should develop the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life, and understand and apply the long-term health benefits of physical activity.

Pupils are taught to:

  • Use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders, rugby and tennis]
  • Develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports [for example, athletics and gymnastics]
  • Take part in outdoor and adventurous activities which present intellectual and physical challenges and be encouraged to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group.
  • Analyse their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.
  • Take part in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs.

The curriculum will focus on developing a platform for choice for KS4. All students have two one hour lessons per week and are taught in single sex, similar ability groups. Each half term they participate in two different activities from the list below.

BOYS ACTIVITIES:

Football, Rugby, Basketball, Badminton, Hockey, Athletics, Gymnastics, Trampolining, Fitness,  Rounders, Leadership and Problem Solving

GIRLS ACTIVITIES:

Football, Netball, Basketball, Badminton, Hockey, Athletics, Gymnastics, Trampolining, Fitness, Rounders, Leadership and Problem Solving.

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Key Stage 4

Pupils should tackle complex and demanding physical activities. They should get involved in a range of activities that develops personal fitness and promotes an active, healthy lifestyle.

Pupils are taught to:

  • Use and develop a variety of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in team and individual games [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders, rugby and tennis]
  • Develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports [for example, athletics and gymnastics] or other physical activities [for example, dance]
  • Take part in further outdoor and adventurous activities in a range of environments which present intellectual and physical challenges and which encourage pupils to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group.
  • Evaluate their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement across a range of physical activities to achieve their personal best.
  • Continue to take part regularly in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs.

All students have to take a Btec in Sport. They can also opt to take a GCSE PE course if they so desire.