PE

In the PE department we endeavour to foster a healthy, active life style that will equip our students through to adulthood.

Physical and mental health

By healthy we refer not only to physical health, but mental health as well. This means that we specifically plan to teach the following aspects of mental health in our PE lessons:

Leadership, teamwork, promoting self-esteem and self worth, being positive, helping others to achieve, accepting winning and losing in a good way.

Facilities

Our facilities are first class and include: Full Size Multi Use Sports Hall which consists of; Basketball court with four mini courts, with full electronic score board, Volleyball courts, Indoor Hockey pitch, 5-A-Side Football pitches, five Badminton courts and a Netball court.

We also have a Dance Studio/Gymnasium, fully fitted with wooden flooring, and mirrored wall for dance classes. It is also equipped with climbing apparatus as well a full selection of gymnastic equipment.

Outside we have a full sized AstroTurf with eight powerful floodlights which allow us to have 24-hour use of the facilities, including; a full sized Football pitch, full sized Hockey pitch and three mini Football pitches.

Key Stage 3

Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 follow a broad and balanced curriculum including Hockey, Rugby, Dance, Netball, Football, Trampolining, Athletics, Sports Leadership, Striking and Fielding games, Tennis, Table Tennis and Gymnastics.

We have also introduced an Induction Programme for our Year 7 students, which aims to engage our new students with the basic principles of Physical Education: developing leadership skills, creating routines through Dance and Gymnastics, dealing with competition, developing spatial awareness and tactical tools of how to outwit an opponent.

Our Key Stage 3 students are taught in single sex classes and are also set by ability. Teaching in ability groups ensures a more personalised learning approach tailored towards increasing the progress of our students.

Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4 we offer two courses, GCSE PE (Edexcel) and BTEC First Award in Sport Level 2 (Edexcel).

GCSE PE (Edexcel)

It is important that students understand why people get involved in physical activity, and the long-term health benefits of a sustained active lifestyle, including key influences that impact on people’s involvement in physical activity. Students will understand the relationship between exercise, diet, work and rest, and how these contribute to a balanced healthy lifestyle. The relationship between health, fitness and exercise and the effects of exercise and fitness on participation should also be explored with the understanding that ‘fitness’ does not always result in good health.

In order for students to be able to go on and lead a healthy, active lifestyle, it is important that they understand how physical activity and exercise contributes to the growth and development of body systems and structures. They will gain knowledge of the impact of a healthy, active lifestyle on their cardiovascular, respiratory, muscular and skeletal systems and general wellbeing. The course comprises:

  • The Theory of Physical Education (40% of final grade)
  • Section 1 Healthy, active lifestyles (Exercise & training)
  • Section 2 Your healthy, active body (Applied physiology & anatomy)
  • Practical Performance in Physical Education (48% of final grade)
  • Analysis of Performance (12% of final grade)

BTEC Level 2 First Award in Sport (Edexcel)

This course has been developed in the sport and active leisure sector to encourage personal development through practical participation and performance in a range of sports and exercise activities. It also gives students a wider understanding and appreciation of health-related fitness, sports and exercise through selection of optional specialist units.

The Edexcel BTEC Level 2 First Award in Sport has been designed to build on learning from Key Stage 3, for those who may wish to explore a vocational route throughout Key Stage 4.

The course is made up of four 30-credit units, two core units and two optional specialist units. The specialist units enable students to study different pathways in more depth.

All students take the following core units:

  • Unit 1: Fitness for Sport and Exercise
  • Unit 2: Practical Sports Performance

Students will then take two specialist units:

  • Unit 4: The Sports Performer in Action
  • Unit 6: Leading Sports Activities

Key Stage 5

At Key Stage 5 we offer the BTEC National Diploma in Sport Level 3 (double award) and also the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Sport Level 3 (single award).

These courses include:

Principles of Anatomy and Physiology of Sport

  • Physiology of Sport
  • Assessing Risk in Sport
  • Fitness Training
  • Fitness Testing
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Psychology for Sport Performance
  • Technical and Tactile Skills
  • An Athlete’s Lifestyle

We also offer the Sports Leaders award and Duke of Edinburgh to our post-16 students which is run as part of our Sixth Form enrichment programme.

Extra-curricular

The PE department offers a vast range of extra-curricular clubs and sports teams suitable to students of all ages and with varying interests. These activities include Football, Rugby, Dance, Fitness, Trampolining, Ultimate Frisby, Table Tennis, Running Club, Badminton, Basketball, Hockey, Cricket, Rounders, Athletics and Tennis.

At Stockley Academy we also enter into the Hillingdon School Sports Association inter-school leagues and events. Events such as these give our students their opportunity to showcase their talents, develop their skills and to represent the Academy as a positive role model. It also develops students’ experience of success and how to deal with losing.

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