Physical Education

Through our high-quality physical education curriculum, we want to inspire all students to try, succeed and excel in sport and physical activities. We provide a range of opportunities for students to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness – no matter their starting point.

All students at the academy follow National Curriculum PE as a compulsory subject throughout Years 7 to 11.  Each has the chance to compete in sport and other activities, build character and to embed values such as fairness and respect.

Who Works in the Physical Education Department:

Mr K Wilson – Subject Leader of PE

Mr M Evans – Assistant Principal & Teacher of PE

Mr W Tyler – Teacher of PE & Head of Year 

Mr T Devlin – Teacher of PE 

Mrs K Dickson – Teacher of PE

Clubs and Practices

The Physical Education department runs a full and varied programme of extra-curricular activities which are available to all students across the Academy. We participate at various levels of competition in numerous sporting activities and many of our students progress to higher levels of participation through school and club participation.  All clubs run either at lunch time 1.30pm to 2.10pm or 3.00pm to 4.00pm unless otherwise stated.

The timetable is updated on a regular basis and is displayed in the PE department corridor.  Throughout the year we offer the following activities at various times depending on season:

Football

Netball

Dance

Gymnastics

Badminton

Trampolining

Athletics

Fitness

Cricket

Rugby

Futsal

Basketball

Handball

 

 

 

At Key Stage 3, students are assessed on their ability to develop their performance across a number of activities as well as coaching, leading and officiating.  The following activities are currently followed at KS3:

Football

Netball

Dance

Gymnastics

Badminton

Handball

Trampolining

Athletics

Fitness

Cricket

Rugby

 

Students 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 gain an understanding of what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work.  They 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.

At Morton Academy students are taught to:

  • Use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games.
  • Develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports.
  • Perform dances using advanced dance techniques in a range of dance styles and forms.
  • Take part in outdoor and adventurous activities which present intellectual and physical challenges.
  • Work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems individually and as part of 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. 

In Key Stage 4, where students have two hours of core PE per week, all of our students are directed towards sporting specialisms and interests so that levels of motivation remain high.  At this stage they are provided with a choice of activity to take part in for a half term or full term.  After progress has been made, students are encouraged to try out other activities to allow them to broaden their skillset.  Students will tackle complex and demanding physical activities, as well as those that develop personal fitness and promotes an active, healthy lifestyle.

At Morton Academy students are taught to:

  • Use and develop a variety of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in team and individual games.
  • Develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports or other physical activities.
  • Take part in further outdoor and adventurous activities in a range of environments which present intellectual and physical challenges and which encourage students to work in a team, building 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.

The GCSE Physical Education course is an academic route into the world of sport and PE and is held in high regard by further education providers, universities and employers. This course can contribute as one of our students' main GCSEs and is included in the Attainments 8 and Progress 8 measures. It is a hugely successful subject within the academy with an improving pass rate which is already well above national average. 

The GCSE course content consists of the following units:

Fitness and Body Systems

Applied Anatomy and Physiology

Movement Analysis

Physical Training

Use of Data

This component is assessed during an exam and is worth 36%

Practical Performance

Skills during Individual and Team Activities

General Performance Skills

The assessment consists of students completing three physical activities from a set list.  One team, one individual and one of either

These are assessed by the teacher and moderated by the exam board. This is worth 30%

Health and Performance

Health, Fitness and Well-being

Sport Psychology

Socio-Cultural Influences

Use of Data

This component is assessed during and exam and is worth 24%

Personal Exercise Programme

Aim and Planning Analysis

Carrying out and Monitoring a PEP

Evaluation of the PEP

This component is assessed by the teacher based upon the quality of the PEP and moderated by the exam board. This is worth 10%

Students can progress from this qualification to:

  • Further study of physical education at AS and A Level
  • Vocational courses such as BTEC Nationals in Sport and Sport and Exercise Sciences
  • Apprenticeships and other training
  • Employment in a related sector

Employment opportunities following university include:  PE Teacher, Sports Analyst, Physiotherapist, Sport Therapist, Sport Scientist and many more…

Subject:

PE: Level 1/2 Technical Award in Health and Fitness

Awarding Body:

NCFE

Why should you study this subject?

This is the ultimate ‘Health and Fitness’ PE course! Yes, there is a theory element involved which takes place in a classroom but it is there to support your practical lessons!  If you enjoy PE, going to the gym, keeping fit and want to learn more about the theory surrounding PE, then this course is for you.

How is the course assessed?

The assessment consists of 2 types:

  • Internal assessment – synoptic project. This will be graded by centre staff and externally moderated. (Worth 60%)
  • External assessment – written examination. (Worth 40%)

Learners must be successful in both types of assessment to achieve the qualification.

What is required of you in this course?

You would benefit from having the following skills/qualities:

  • Good computer skills to complete project work
  • Being an independent learner and using research skills to find answers to challenging questions
  • Use communication skills to be an effective team member
  • Have an interest in sport and physical activity

Why should your child consider this course?

The qualification will appeal to learners who wish to pursue a career in the Health and Fitness sector or a career linked to PE.  From this, you can progress onto further study.

This qualification shows learners how to:

  • Understand and identify the main body systems and their functions
  • Understand the Principles of Training and FITT
  • Explore how physical activities effect the body in the short and long term
  • How relevant fitness test can be used for specific health and skill components of Fitness
  • Understand different lifestyle analysis tools and how to apply them
  • How to create a Health and Fitness programme

Both Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications are graded from Pass to Distinction* which is the equivalent to GCSE grades. Level 1 Pass = 1 and Distinction* = 3.  Level 2 Pass = 4 and Distinction* = 8.5. This qualification counts towards the Progress 8 and Attainment 8 measures.  

How does this course link to future courses/employment?

Learners who achieve at Level 1 might consider progression to Level 2 qualifications post-16 such as:

  • Technical Awards in subjects such as Sport and Physical Activity, Exercise and Fitness Instruction and Physical Activity and Exercise Science.

Learners who achieve at Level 2 might consider progression to Level 3 qualifications post-16 such as:

  • A Level in Physical Education and Sport (Which will support progression to higher education).
  • Level 3 Technical Levels in Sport and Physical Activity, Personal Training for Health, Fitness and Performance and Physical Activity and Exercise Science.

If employment is the route you wish to take, this course builds a foundation for working in the Health and Fitness industry.

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