Physical Education

Curriculum Aims

At Red House Academy, we ensure that our students experience a broad and balanced curriculum. Our Core PE curriculum engages them in fun sports whilst teaching vital life skills required for life after Red House. Students are taught the importance of leading a healthy and active lifestyle. Within lessons students also take a proactive approach to learning and begin to lead through practical lessons. This helps to equip them with skills required for their future and also embed the skills required for the KS4 BTEC Sport course.

The importance of Physical Education

Physical Education should inspire all students to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for our students to become more physically competent in ways which supports their health, fitness and wellbeing. Our curriculum offers all students the chance to compete in sport and other activities which build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
Students should understand what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others' work. They should 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.
Across the study students will be taught to:

  • Explore and develop a variety of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in team and individual games
  • Develop technique and improve performance in competitive sports and physical activities
  • Take part in outdoor and adventurous activities which present intellectual and physical challenges and be encouraged to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group
  • Analyse and evaluate their own and others' performances and demonstrate improvements
  • Take part in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs.

Key Stage 3

Students will participate in a wide range of sports and physical activities throughout the academic year. Revisiting these sports yearly will deepen their knowledge, understanding and improve their performance and competence. Sport include football, rugby, netball, gymnastics, badminton,tennis, athletics, handball, basketball, fitness, futsal, table tennis cricket, rounders and softball.

Key Stage 4

All students will participate in weekly core PE lessons in years 9, 10 and 11 and be provided with an effort grade during the 6 assessment windows.
Those students opting for an exam subject within Physical Education will be assessed through the criteria outlined below.

Course Descriptions

National curriculum at key stage 3 and 4.

Level 2 BTEC Sport (Pearson)

Level 2 BTEC Tech award in Sport, activity and fitness.

When our students reach Year 9 they are able to choose an Extra PE option which will enable them to follow the BTEC Sport route. We firmly believe that this course best equips our students with practical skills, required to meet deadlines and enables them to become successful leaders. Our students learn about components of fitness, training methods, fitness tests, how to lead their own lessons and they design a training programme.

Department Statement


Some careers that the study of Physical Education or Sport supports include:

  • Teaching
  • Sports scientist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Sports coach
  • Sports development officer
  • Fitness instructor and personal trainer
  • Sports psychologist
  • Sports analyst
  • Sports journalist
  • Sports masseuse

What We Want To Offer

"At Red House Academy we aim to offer a rich and memorable experience within PE for all students regardless of their background. All pupils are treated equally and as an Academy, we aim to educate students in fun and engaging activities to ensure they have the highest aspirations".

What We Want To Achieve:

The course provision is enriching so as to be well-rounded assisting all, regardless of ability, ethnicity, cultural background, gender and socio-economic circumstance. whilst promoting the love of physical activity and sport. Study, be it to up to examination level or beyond, aids the development of physical competence, enhances knowledge of tactics and strategies whilst developing analytical and evaluative skills. Physical Education aims for students to foster a passion and desire to lead a healthy and active lifestyle during their school years and beyond. Our course's preparatory design constantly seeks to prepare and encourage students to access further studies relevant to students' current and future lives, experiences, environments and aspirations aiding a socially and economically prosperous future while respecting our country's past, culture, values and traditions.

What We Expect:

We expect that every student at the academy takes part in compulsory core PE lessons to the best of their ability. Student should always wear the academy PE kit. If students are ill or injured we expect a valid note from a parent/guardian to explain the situation. If this scenario occurs, we still expect that students wear PE kit and take on a role within the lesson to further enhance their learning opportunities.

Every Child Will: