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Department Overview

Physical Education and Sport are extremely popular at Horbury Academy, with a high number of students choosing PE as an Option subject.

Our department offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities which appeal to our students. We maintain high expectations of all our students both in terms of their learning and behaviour, which in turn leads to good and outstanding progress and achievement.

Curriculum Leader: Mr P Walton

Curriculum and Extra-Curricular

In core PE at both KS3 and KS4 students take part in two hours of PE a week, covering a range of sports and activities from all areas of the National Curriculum.

In KS4, students can opt to study GCSE PE. The GCSE PE course is 60% theory, 30% practical and 10% controlled assessment. Students will be assessed in three sports; one team sport, one individual sport and one additional sport. We follow the Edexcel GCSE PE syllabus and additional information regarding the course and revision materials, past papers and examiner guidance can be found here.

The department also offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities which cater for all ability levels. We enter a range of local and national competitions with the aim of providing a high quality sporting experience for all.

Facilities and Resources

The department benefits from state of the art facilities including a Multi-Use Games Area, Sports Hall, Gymnasium, hard court area, two sets of changing rooms and an office area. We have playing fields on our Academy site that enable us to teach games activities and we have a Sports Field off site with three Football pitches, one Rugby pitch and the space for a 400m Athletics track in the summer.

 How the PE Department actively promotes British Values through the curriculum

We aim to promote key elements of British values in a number of ways including equality, tolerance and mutual respect

Across all year groups, students study a wide range of sports of which Great Britain is proud including football, rugby and cricket. All students are also given the opportunity to compete in Academy teams in these sports and many others. 

A number of our students compete in sports at an elite or national level, some of them representing Great Britain. Our staff support each student in terms of their individual sporting and academic needs to make sure that they are in the best position to compete at this level. 

For Key Stage 4 option subjects, students study in mixed groups and are expected to treat each other as equals and with respect, key values of professional sports men and women.