The aim of Physical Education is to help students to recognise the importance of an active, healthy lifestyle so that they value physical activity throughout their academy and adult lives.
At key stage 3, students will experience a variety of sports including invasion games, striking and fielding, net/wall sports, accurate replication and outdoor adventurous activities. These aim to develop a range of skills and prepare students for examination courses, should they choose to study them.
Key stage 4 students have access to core PE with a range of sports offered, driven by students’ interests. There are also sports leadership opportunities offered to students, with the chance to showcase leadership skills through local events. PE is a popular option at Key stage 4, with students guided towards either Edexcel GCSE PE or BTEC First in Sport. See below for full details of each course.
The PE department offers a variety of extra-curricular opportunities, which are adapted in accordance with the sporting season and competitions. Our state-of-the-art fitness suite is open at lunchtimes and after school for students to use. We also offer a full range of sporting activities, both indoor and outdoor, for students to compete in as individuals or part of a team.
The academy is affiliated to the Bassetlaw School Sports Partnership, Nottinghamshire Schools Football Association and Mansfield and Ashfield Schools Football Association. Extra-curricular clubs and fixtures are supplemented by regular visits to live sporting events.