At Longsands Academy, we aim to provide every student a Physical Education that delivers:
Passion, Participation, Performance
Passion – to promote a Healthy active lifestyle and a lifelong, love of sport
Participation – to provide opportunities to enjoy and commit to sporting activities
Performance – to set appropriate challenges enabling students to reach their potential
Please follow this link for the PE KS3 Curriculum Map
Please follow this link for the PE Key Stage 4 Pathways 2018-19
The aims above are achieved through a wide range of sports, including Rugby, Hockey, Netball, Football, Cricket, Rounders, Basketball, Cross-country, Gymnastics, Trampolining, Badminton, Volleyball and Tennis.
In addition, talented individuals are also supported through the new performer development pathway (Stretch and Challenge Programme).
We offer an impressive extra-curricular programme, where students have the opportunity to take part in sports clubs both at lunch time and after school. We have an extensive competitive fixtures programme in a range of sports with a focus on major activities of Football, Rugby, Netball, Hockey, Athletics, cricket and Rounders.
At KS4, from September 2019, we offer two examination courses: GCSE PE & Cambridge National Sport Studies. Examination pathways are tailored to suit each learner with both the GCSE PE and Cambridge National Sport studies giving students the opportunity to progress on to further study in Physical Education. For both pathways, students receive three lessons of examination PE per week delivered through a mixture classroom based and practical activities. Through examination PE students experience many aspects of sports from practical performance to human anatomy to the factors affecting participation in sports. Lessons are focused on interactive classroom learning, linking theory aspects to practical sport.
For students who do not elect to take an examination course in PE, they continue to receive 1 hour of PE per week.
Please follow this link for examples of our PE Kit. Please name every item of your son/daughter’s kit.