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Physical Education (PE)

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Here at The Portsmouth Academy, Key Stage 3 students do three hours of PE per fortnight. Activities involve individual (e.g. athletics), net (e.g. tennis), invasive (e.g. football) and artistic (e.g. dance).

We offer plenty of extra curricular opportunities which are wide and varied – please see this year’s timetable for full details. We are also active members of the Portsmouth School Sport Partnership which encourages inter-school competition. This year we are proud to be hosting all games for school teams involved in the netball tournament.

PE Team

Autumn Term

Upon joining TPA pupils will complete 4 modules in their first term. In their Fitness module pupils will understand how their bodies work in a practical setting. They will be introduced to several components of fitness and tested on their current performance levels. Pupils will understand how each component of fitness can relate specifically to different sports as well as the positive impact fitness has on both short and long term physical, mental and social wellbeing.

Running alongside this will be the Football / Netball module. Pupils will initially explore isolated skills necessary for all positions. Throughout the module pupils will be expected to implement these substantive skills into increasingly more challenging game scenarios to build their disciplinary knowledge into a full game situation.

Finally, they will study Badminton. In Badminton pupils will understand court dimensions, grip, overhead shots as well as the more advanced skills such as shot selection and both attacking and defensive strategy. These 3 areas will give pupils as much variety as possible in one term. Through the teaching of invasion games, net/wall games and performing at maximum levels pupils will be exposed to several competitive opportunities such as inter house and inter school fixtures to develop both resilience and the necessary etiquette in victory and defeat to become the best versions of themselves.

Autumn Term

In Year 8 pupils will recap and progress the 3 areas they studied at the beginning of year 7. During Fitness pupils will re-test and compare their test results from year 7. Pupils will critically evaluate their scores and provided reasoning for their improved performances. This may include natural physical maturation, better understanding of diet and improved exercise habits.

In Football / Netball pupils will be expected to perform skills in ever increasingly pressurised situations. Skills will be expected to become autonomous with schemas being developed to apply to different situations in competitive games. Pupils will be expected to critically analysis their own and others performances.

In Badminton pupils will continue to work through the same serving and overhead shots as in year 7 but will be introduced to the more advanced net shots. There will be a great focus on competition and much of the learning will take place through modified / conditioned games.

These 3 areas will give pupils as much variety as possible in one term. Through the teaching of invasion games, net/wall games and performing at maximum levels pupils will be exposed to several competitive opportunities such as inter house and inter school fixtures to develop both resilience and the necessary etiquette in victory and defeat to become the best versions of themselves.