PE

In Physical Education (PE) we match our curriculum to the abilities, interests and aspirations of our students, to give every child the opportunity to strive for personal excellence. We aim to recognise children’s prior learning, provide first hand learning experiences, allow the children to develop interpersonal skills, build resilience and become creative, critical thinkers.

The foundation of future leaders starts in Year 7 and throughout Key Stage 3 students are given a wide range of inclusive and accessible activities ranging from invasion & team games, Dance, Gymnastics (including Trampoline) and Outdoor Adventure Activities. The aim is to boost confidence in students when participating in sports, inspire enjoyment in exercise and to gradually build up their subject knowledge in various sports. In addition to gaining knowledge of skills and rules and raising awareness of the health benefits of regular physical activity, our aim is to encourage students to continue with regular activity in their home lives or to join one of the academy’s many extra-curricular clubs.

All students will continue their PE journey into Key Stage 4 in their core PE lessons, where they are given the opportunity to consolidate the range of physical and mental skills learnt from Key Stage 3 as well as the change to demonstrate their leadership knowledge and skills to others. Planning sessions and delivering them encourages students to actively engage in their learning, preparing them to represent themselves as our future leaders and role models of healthy active lifestyles. In addition, we aim to promote self-reflection, enabling our learners to understand the pathway that will lead them to success. The skills learnt are transferable to numerous work industries, including the one of the ever expanding sports industry.

Our extensive extra-curricular activities timetable allows pupils to join clubs that they will be able to enjoy and provides further opportunities for students to adopt healthy and active lifestyles. With support from local clubs in the area, we have been able to expand our range of activities, with Hillingdon Abbots providing top standard rugby coaching. Extra-curricular activities is also be supported by our BTEC Sport students, demonstrating their accumulated knowledge to develop the younger students.  As part of the extra-curricular activities, students are given the opportunity to compete in sport teams, taking part in regular competitions against other schools in the borough and additional competitions around London, including Junior NBA, which is a nationwide competition.

In addition, we aim to inspire our students, arranging numerous external excursions throughout the year to some major sporting events and venues, including a trip to The O2 to watch the British Basketball Finals. Taking a step further with the  exploratory residential trip to Spain, where students will have the opportunity to work with top level coaches, explore the wonderful city of Barcelona, including the world famous Nou Camp Stadium.

Key Stage 4

Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Sport

  • Unit 1: Fitness for Sport – externally assessed exam (1 hour – 25%)
  • Unit 2: Practical Sports Performance – internally assessed coursework (25%)
  • Unit 3: Applying Principles of Personal Training – internally assessed coursework (25%)
  • Unit 6: Leading Sports Activities – internally assessed coursework (25%)

Key Stage 5

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport (equivalent to 1 A level)

  • Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology – externally assessed exam (1 hour 30 minutes)
  • Unit 2: Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being – controlled assessment (Part A: 1 week, Part B: 2 hours 30 minutes)
  • Unit 3: Professional Development in the Sports Industry – internally assessed coursework
  • Unit 4: Sports Leadership – internally assessed coursework

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Sport (equivalent to 2 A levels)

  • Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology – externally assessed exam (1 hour 30 minutes)
  • Unit 2: Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being – controlled assessment (Part A: 1 week, Part B: 2 hours 30 minutes)
  • Unit 3: Professional Development in the Sports Industry – internally assessed coursework
  • Unit 4: Sports Leadership – internally assessed coursework
  • Unit 6: Sports psychology – internally assessed coursework
  • Unit 7: Practical sports performance – internally assessed coursework
  • Unit 17: Sports injury management – internally assessed coursework
  • Unit 22: Investigating business in sport and the active leisure industry – controlled assessment (Part A: 6 hours, Part B: 3 hours)
  • Unit 23: Skill acquisition in sport – internally assessed coursework

KS3 PE Curriculum Map

KS4 PE Curriculum Map

KS4 BTEC Sport Curriculum Map

KS5 BTEC Sport (National Diploma) Curriculum Map

KS5 BTEC Sport (National Extended Cert) Curriculum Map

Physical Education forms part of our Expressive Arts Department. For more information, please contact expressivearts@park-aspirations.org.

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