PE

Physical Education 

A summary of KS3 and its relevance

Our aims are to provide pupils with an enjoyable, challenging programme that meets the needs of the individual pupil, giving them the opportunity to develop their physical, social and emotional skills. The curriculum offers a broad range of activities and encourages active participation, enabling pupils to develop their skills as a performer, observer and official. The programme is further enhanced through an extensive extracurricular programme designed for pupils to continue their development of skills in both competitive and non-competitive environments.

At Key Stage 3 (Year 7 and 8) pupils receive 2 x 55 minute lessons per week of Physical Education, which represents 8% of the teaching week. All pupils have the opportunity to further this by taking part in one of the many extracurricular activities that are on offer 4 days of the school week, subject to fixtures and demand.

A summary of the skills acquired

  1. To develop an understanding of the benefits of physical activity and develop a mental capacity to cope with successes and failures in competitive and challenging situations.
  2. To develop the ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully

3.To develop an understanding that physical activity contributes to a healthy body and mind and is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle.

4.To develop pupils’ competence and confidence to take part in a range of physical activities both in and out of school.    

Topics covered in Year 7

Activities and sports played by pupils at Ridgeway Academy:   

Football Athletics Badminton Softball  Gymnastics Tennis
Cricket Table-Tennis Trampolining Fitness  Netball
Rounders Basketball Dance Outdoor Ed  Rugby

Autumn Term Subject Map

Spring Term Subject Map

Summer Term Subject Map

Topics covered in Year 8 

 Activities and sports played by pupils at Ridgeway Academy:   

Football Athletics Badminton Softball  Gymnastics Tennis
Cricket Table-Tennis Trampolining Fitness  Netball
Rounders Basketball Dance Outdoor Ed  Rugby

Autumn Term Subject Map

Spring Term Subject Map

Summer Term Subject Map

The P.E department have a range of facilities which include:

1 Multi-Purpose Sports Hall Extensive Field space Theory Classrooms
1 Outdoor Basketball Court 3 Outdoor Tennis Courts 3 -Netball Courts
2 – 7-a-side Pitches 1- 11-a-side Pitch 1-15 a side Rugby Pitch

Ridgeway Academy has excellent links with local clubs including: Astwood Bank Cricket Club. Alcester RFC and Bromsgrove RFC, Redditch United FC and many others that offer our pupils progression to sport outside of school.