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Physical Education

Course description 


We are very proud and passionate about PE and Sport at Fakenham Academy. Our students not only develop their skills and levels of understanding about activity-related matters within lessons, but also at the many clubs and teams we have on offer. Outside of lessons, we run a vibrant and successful extra-curricular programme with over 200 students a week taking part, details of which can be found on the ‘Extra-curricular’ tab.


KS3 Core PE

All students are provided with a broad and balanced curriculum, offering them the chance to learn new skills in a variety of activities. Whilst we cover the more traditional sports of Rugby, Football and Netball, we also encourage students to try new activities, such as Parkour, Tchoukball and Street Hockey. Students will also have the opportunity to take part in Badminton, Volleyball, Dance, Athletics, Tennis, Cricket, Gymnastics, Table Tennis, Touch Rugby and Softball.


KS4 Core PE

All students are given more autonomy when it comes to lessons and leadership forms an important part of the curriculum. Programmes of study are extended from KS3 to give pupils a deeper understanding of activities that develop personal fitness and that promote an active, healthy lifestyle. Further activities include Trampolining, Fitness (Aerobics, Circuit Training) and Pad work.


Level 1/2 BTEC First Award in Sport

This is a hugely popular choice, with nearly 100 students, showing just how much the students enjoy PE and Sport at FAN. Results are also extremely good and pass rates have been over 80% for the past two years.

Students will complete two core units in Year 10. Unit 1 Fitness for Sport and Exercise will focus on fitness components and principles of training, training methods and fitness testing.  This unit is assessed by an online exam. Unit 2 Practical Sports Performance is an assignment based unit and assessed internally. Students will study Badminton and Softball as their 2 sports looking at rules and regulations, techniques and tactics and personal performance review.

In Year 11 students will study 2 further units. Unit 4 The Sports Performer in Action is an assignment based unit and assessed internally. Students will study the short and long term effects of exercise on the musculoskeletal and cardiorespiratory systems and how energy systems are used in different sporting activities. Unit 6 Leading Sports Activities is an assignment based unit and assessed internally. Students will look at what makes a coach successful, they will plan and deliver a sporting session and then will gather feedback from their participants in order to review their performance.