PE

At Torquay Academy we strive to realise every pupil’s potential with a wide variety of activities and sport. We aim to foster independent, self-acquiring students who are encouraged to improve their leadership and evaluating processes alongside their individual skill and fitness.
‘We strive to never leave any student behind in the enjoyment of physical activity’ Mr Gascoyne, Head of Physical Education.

The promotion of competition and developing positive attitudes underpins every activity area within the Physical Education Curriculum at Torquay Academy. As well as opportunities in lessons, students can access extra-curricular activities and work with other schools that further broaden the student’s development.

Healthy, life long active students is promoted throughout the Academy. Individualising the provision for students by adapting activities and developing specific clubs aids all to flourish. Links with outside coaches and clubs gives the students extra opportunities to enhance their ability and enjoyment where they can continue to develop after they have finished their education.

Nationally recognised courses are successfully followed by a large number of Torquay Academy students. Helping them to obtain a career in sport or a profession closely linked to sport sciences. This supports the students attaining experience in leadership, skill enhancement and Human Biology.

An elite pathway for gifted and talented students is encouraged and guidance for young athletes is carefully structured to support their school work without affecting the sport they follow. The Football Academy for example has proven very successful with local and national recognition.

‘I would not have achieved what I achieved if it wasn’t for school sport’ Gail Emms, Olympic gold medallist (Badminton)

Year 7

All students study PE for 4 lessons per fortnight. During each fortnight there will be set a maximum of 1 homework. Progress is formally examined at the end of each nine week Teaching and Learning Quarter.
Quarter 1 Rugby , Football, Basketball, Netball
Quarter 2 Football Gymnastics, Volleyball, Fitness, Dance
Quarter 3 Fitness, Volleyball, Team Building, Gymnastics
Quarter 4 Athletics, Cricket, Rounders, Softball, Tennis

Year 8

All students study PE for 4 lessons per fortnight. During each fortnight there will be set a maximum of 1 homework. Progress is formally examined at the end of each nine week Teaching and Learning Quarter.
Quarter 1 Rugby , Football, Basketball, Netball
Quarter 2 Football Gymnastics, Volleyball, Fitness, Dance
Quarter 3 Fitness, Volleyball, Team Building, Gymnastics
Quarter 4 Athletics, Cricket, Rounders, Softball, Tennis

Year 9 BTEC SPORT Level 2 Option

Students follow the BTEC Level 2 course. It is examined by Edexcel. Students have 5 lessons per fortnight and they will receive one piece of homework per week.
Quarter 1 Unit 2. Sport A) Understand the rules, regulations and scoring systems for selected sports. Practically demonstrate skills, techniques and tactics in selected sports
Quarter 2 Unit 2. Sport A) Practically demonstrate skills, techniques and tactics in selected sports. Be able to review sports performance
Quarter 3 Unit 2. Sport B) Understand the rules, regulations and scoring systems for selected sports. Practically demonstrate skills, techniques and tactics in selected sports
Quarter 4 Unit 2. Sport B) Practically demonstrate skills, techniques and tactics in selected sports. Be able to review sports performance

Year 9 Core for all

All students study PE for 4 lessons per fortnight. During each fortnight there will be set a maximum of 1 homework. Progress is formally examined at the end of each nine week Teaching and Learning Quarter.
Quarter 1 Rugby, Badminton, Netball, Basketball,Football
Quarter 2 Football, Basketball, Fitness, Team Building, Badminton
Quarter 3 Fitness, Team Building, Dance, Volley Ball
Quarter 4 Athletics, Cricket, Rounders, Softball, Tennis

Year 10 BTEC SPORT Level 2 Option

Students follow the BTEC Level 2 course. It is examined by Edexcel. Students have 5 lessons per fortnight and they will receive one piece of homework per week.
Quarter 1 Unit 1. To know about the components of fitness and the principles of training
Quarter 2 Unit 1. To explore different fitness training methods and to investigate fitness testing to determine fitness levels.
Quarter 3 Unit 2. Understand the rules, regulations and scoring systems for selected sportsPractically demonstrate skills, techniques and tactics in selected sports
Quarter 4 Unit 2. Practically demonstrate skills, techniques and tactics in selected sportsBe able to review sports performance

Year 10 Core for all

All students study PE for 4 lessons per fortnight. During each fortnight there will be set a maximum of 1 homework. Progress is formally examined at the end of each nine week Teaching and Learning Quarter.
Quarter 1 Rugby, Badminton, Netball, Basketball, Football. Fitness
Quarter 2 Football, Basketball, Rugby, Fitness, Team Building, Badminton
Quarter 3 Fitness, Team Building, Dance, Volley Ball, Indoor Sports
Quarter 4 Athletics, Cricket, Rounders, Softball, Tennis

Year 11 BTEC SPORT Level 2 Option

Students follow the BTEC Level 2 course. It is examined by Edexcel. Students have 5 lessons per fortnight and they will receive one piece of homework per week.
Quarter 1 Unit 4. To know about the short-term responses and long-term adaptations of the body systems to exercise
Quarter 2 Unit 4. To know about the different energy systems used during sports performance.
Quarter 3 Unit 3. To investigate personality and its effect on sports performance and to start to explore the influence that motivation and self-confidence have on sports performance
Quarter 4 Unit 3. To explore the influence that motivation and self-confidence have on sports performance and to know about arousal and anxiety, and the effects they have on sports performance.

Year 11 Core for all

All students study PE for 4 lessons per fortnight. During each fortnight there will be set a maximum of 1 homework. Progress is formally examined at the end of each nine week Teaching and Learning Quarter.
Quarter 1 Rugby, Badminton, Netball, Basketball, Football. Fitness
Quarter 2 Football, Basketball, Rugby, Fitness, Team Building, Badminton
Quarter 3 Fitness, Team Building, Dance, Volley Ball, Indoor Sports
Quarter 4 Athletics, Cricket, Rounders, Softball, Tennis

Year 12 BTEC SPORT Level 3

Students follow the BTEC Level 2 course. It is examined by Edexcel. Students have 5 lessons per fortnight and they will receive one piece of homework per week.
Quarter 1 Unit 1: Principles of anatomy and physiology in sport, Unit 3: Assessing Risk in Sport, Unit 5: Sports coaching, Unit 7: Fitness testing for sports and exercise, Unit 17: Psychology for sports performance, Unit23: Organising sports events,
Quarter 2 Unit 1: Principles of anatomy and physiology in sport, Unit 3: Assessing Risk in Sport, Unit 5: Sports coaching, Unit 7: Fitness testing for sports and exercise, Unit 17: Psychology for sports performance, Unit23: Organising sports events,
Quarter 3 Unit 2: The physiology of fitness, Unit 4: Fitness training and programming, Unit 17: Psychology for sports performance, Unit 19: Analysis of sport performance, Unit23: Organising sports events, Unit 26: Work experience in sport.
Quarter 4 Unit 2: The physiology of fitness, Unit 4: Fitness training and programming, Unit 17: Psychology for sports performance, Unit 19: Analysis of sport performance, Unit23: Organising sports events, Unit 26: Work experience in sport.

Year 13 BTEC SPORT Level 3

Students follow the BTEC Level 2 course. It is examined by Edexcel. Students have 5 lessons per fortnight and they will receive one piece of homework per week.
Quarter 1 Unit 1: Principles of anatomy and physiology in sport, Unit 3: Assessing Risk in Sport, Unit 5: Sports coaching, Unit 7: Fitness testing for sports and exercise, Unit 17: Psychology for sports performance, Unit23: Organising sports events,
Quarter 2 Unit 1: Principles of anatomy and physiology in sport, Unit 3: Assessing Risk in Sport, Unit 5: Sports coaching, Unit 7: Fitness testing for sports and exercise, Unit 17: Psychology for sports performance, Unit23: Organising sports events,
Quarter 3 Unit 2: The physiology of fitness, Unit 4: Fitness training and programming, Unit 17: Psychology for sports performance, Unit 19: Analysis of sport performance, Unit23: Organising sports events, Unit 26: Work experience in sport.
Quarter 4 Unit 2: The physiology of fitness, Unit 4: Fitness training and programming, Unit 17: Psychology for sports performance, Unit 19: Analysis of sport performance, Unit23: Organising sports events, Unit 26: Work experience in sport.