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Physical Education

Recognising the importance of PE and the role it has to play in promoting long term, healthy lifestyles and making a positive impact on physical, mental and social wellbeing

Physical Education

Core PE

At Rushden Academy, we recognise the importance of PE and the role it has to play in promoting long term, healthy lifestyles and making a positive impact on physical, mental and social health. The intent of our PE curriculum is to provide all students with high quality PE and sport provision. 

Our curriculum focuses on six key strands of Physical Education and form the basis of our teaching in both Key Stage 3 and 4:

  • Physical ME
  • Social ME
  • Leadership ME
  • Healthy ME
  • Theory ME
  • Coaching ME

Each strand represents a different area of the Physical Education as we understand and appreciate the differing skills and qualities required in the world of health and physical activity.  

It is our vision for every student to succeed and achieve their potential as well as to lead physically active lifestyles beyond their years at secondary school. We strive to inspire our students through fun and engaging PE lessons that are enjoyable, challenging and accessible to all. We want our students of Rushden Academy to appreciate the benefits of a healthy active lifestyle. Through our teaching of PE we will instil our TEAM RUSHDEN values and transferable life skills, such as resilience and mutual respect, as well as providing them with opportunities to take part in competitive sport through our extensive extra-curricular programme. 

Our extra-curricular programme is open to all our students to attend on a competitive and social basis, which is run throughout the academic year and for those wishing to play competitively have further opportunities to represent the school locally, regionally and nationally in various sporting activities. 

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BTEC TECH AWARD - Sport Studies

The Tech Award gives learners the opportunity to develop sector-specific knowledge and skills in a practical learning environment. The main focus is on the knowledge and understanding of skills in health, fitness, activity and sport. 

The BTEC Tech Award is split into three separate components:

Component One – Understand the Body and the Supporting Technology for Sport and Activity.

Component Two – The Principles of Training, Nutrition and Psychology for Sport and Activity.

Component Three – Applying the Principles of Sport and Activity. 

Throughout the course learners will develop: 

  • Knowledge of the body systems, common sports injuries and technological advances that impact on sport and activity
  • Key skills that support their theoretical understanding of the training, nutrition and psychological factors that influence and impact on engagement in sport and activity
  • An understanding of the underpinning principles of leadership and the physical and psychological benefits for session participants. Learners will investigate methods of planning, delivering and reviewing sessions for a range of target groups.

Component One and Three are both assessed Internally through the completion of coursework which is then externally moderated. Component Two is assessed through a 90 minute written examination that is externally marked by the exam board (Pearson).

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