Sport is one of the driving forces in modern society, whether it be the social and economic successes of hosting sporting events such as the Olympics or the scandals of drug in sport, such as Lance Armstrong, Sport has a huge impact on every aspect of modern life. The Sports team provides all pupils with the knowledge, skills and understanding of Sport and Fitness so that they can make informed choices of activities that they will participate in during, and following, their time within the Academy. We believe that physical activity plays a crucial role in the development of young people, and the positive impacts that a healthy lifestyle can have on an individual are not to be underestimated.
With a curriculum that both challenges and stimulates, all pupils that choose to undertake Sport at Level 3 will enjoy both the academic and practical elements, developing them as well-rounded individuals. We want every child in the local community to be enthused by sport and want to see them all live happier, healthier and longer lives full of success.
The Physical Education Department has consistently been amongst the highest performing in the Academy and significantly exceeded all national averages once again last year. 100% of pupils achieved A*-C grades in 2014 and, even with a more rigorous course change, 93% of pupils still secured the highest grades. Our sports teams continue to grow and performance in local and regional competitions is excellent which, along with our academic success, secures our pupils a great platform for the future.