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Physical Education at Oak Academy PE is an integral part of the development of every young person

PE Teaching Staff

    • Mr M Pretty: Curriculum Leader and Leader of Enrichment
    • Mr D Turner: Head of Year 7
    • Mrs L Ferrett: head of Year 8 and 9
    • Mr N Joyce
    • Mr C Beeton

    Why PE is Important

    PE is an integral part of the development of every young person at school. It helps students increase physical competence, health related fitness, self-responsibility and enjoyment of physical activity to ensure that a legacy of physical activeness for a lifetime is created. With rising obesity levels in young people, having the opportunity to be physically active for at least 2 hours per week is key to a young person’s development.

    Teaching and Learning in PE

    PE lessons will take many forms which will engage and challenge students. PE teachers will use a combination of drill and game approaches to ensuring that students understand the requirements of certain sports and physical activities. Key skills such as leadership, teamwork and positive communication are encouraged throughout, and students will frequently be expected to problem solve as part of a group to overcome a scenario provided to them.

    Students who want to improve further will be encouraged to attend extra-curricular opportunities, and at times be asked to represent the school across a number of sports. Those students that are outstanding performers may be asked to take on leadership roles within lessons, with the opportunity to be part of the leadership academy in their own time.

    Key Stage 3

    At Oak, students will travel through from Year 7 to Year 11, being exposed to a number of sporting pursuits that will challenge them both physically and mentally. The curriculum in Years 7-9 is aimed at developing the student as a whole using a ME in PE model. Students will take part in a range of activities looking at 6 different parts of them as a PE Students;

    Physical ME – focusing on the application and development of basic and advanced skills

    Thinking ME – focusing on the how a performance can be improved and refined as well as implementing attacking and defensive tactics in games

    Creative ME – focusing on implementing and adapting strategies to solve problems, and designing drills and practices to improve performance.

    Personal ME – focusing on how resilient and motivated you are towards PE, especially when the demand and challenge increases

    Social ME – focusing on other roles within sport such as coaching and umpiring as well as looking at how well you can give and receive feedback.

    Healthy ME – focusing on how our body responds to exercise and what types of exercise suit the individual.


    Key Stage 4

    In years 10 and 11, students will be provided with pathways to choose from so that they can have greater control of the activities that they do in the 2 hours of Core PE they have per week.

    Students can also opt for two vocational sports qualifications.

    Sport Studies

    • Contemporary Issues in Sport
    • Sports Leadership
    • Developing Sport Skills
    • Developing OAA Skills


    Sport Science

    • Anatomy and Physiology
    • Responses to exercise
    • Sports Nutrition
    • Principles of Fitness


    OCR Cambridge Nationals Specifications for both Sport Science and Sports Studies.