Sport & Physical Education

Department Curriculum Intent Statement

At King James I Academy, we aim to develop students who will be physically active and can flourish in broad and balanced PE curriculum. We believe physical education develops skills and capabilities necessary for mental, emotional, social and physical well-being in our students now and for their future.  PE lessons at King James I Academy are delivered by a range of qualified PE specialists.  All pupils have the opportunity to participate in numerous sporting competitions where they are encouraged to work with others and develop their sense of sportsmanship and fair play.

In KS5 students gain a deeper understanding related to the academic aspects of Physical Education by following relevant qualifications.  Within this, students gain experience of the World of Work and develop skills to prepare them for their next journey.  Students also have the opportunity to enhance their practical skills within our Sports Academy and be involved in a competitive environment.


Department Information

The department consists of five full time members of staff all with a breath of experience in various sporting activities such as football, fitness, swimming, trampolining and basketball.

Students in PE are offered a curriculum that has many different sporting activities to participate in so that students have the opportunity to develop different skills and experiences.  Students are also offered a range of activities as part of the extra-curricular curriculum and also have the opportunity to compete against other schools.  The department promotes participation and enjoyment whilst learning various skills and values through sporting activities.

In addition to the above students also have the opportunity to enhance their skills and experiences through the various trips that we provide such as rock-climbing, international football tours and trips to the annual tennis competition Wimbledon.

In KS5, students may join our Sports Academy as part of our unique partnership progression programme with Shildon AFC and Bishop Juniors FC.


Key Stage 5

Year 12 and Year 13

Students have the opportunity to do a Cambridge Technical qualification (part of the Sports Academy) in three different ways.

Extended Diploma – equivalent to three A-levels (approx. 15 lessons a week).

Diploma – equivalent to two A-levels (approx. 10 lessons a week).

Extended Certificate – equivalent to one A-level (approx. 5 lessons a week).

Within the qualification’s students will take part in both practical and theory lessons.  In their practical lessons they will have to demonstrate skills and tactics in individual and team sports as well as showing their coaching and officiating skills.  In their theory lessons students will develop their knowledge further on the bones, muscles and various systems in the body.  They will also develop their knowledge on injuries in sport, business of sport, health and safety in sport and psychology of sport.


Course Title: Cambridge Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity

Syllabus: OCR

Assessment Summary: Depending on the qualification students will cover a range of units shown below across the two years of the qualification.

Year 12

Year 13

Unit 1 - Body Systems and the Effects of Physical Activity – Exam.

Unit 4 - Working Safely in Sport, Exercise, Health and Leisure – Exam.

Unit 2 - Sports Coaching and Activity Leadership – Exam.

Unit 10 – Biomechanics and Movement Analysis

Unit 3 - Sports Organisation and Development – Exam.

Unit 11 - Physical Activity for Specific Groups.

Unit 5 - Performance Analysis in Sport and Exercise.

Unit 13 - Health and Fitness Testing for Sport.

Unit 7 - Improving Fitness for Sport and Physical Activity.

Unit 14 - Working in Active and Leisure Facilities.

Unit 8 - Organisation of Sports Events.

Unit 19 - Sport and Exercise Psychology.

Unit 12 - Nutrition and Diet for Sport and Exercise.

Unit 20 - Sport and Exercise Sociology.

Unit 17 - Sport Injuries and Rehabilitation.

Unit 21 - The Business of Sport – Exam.

Unit 18 - Practical Skills in Sport and Physical Activities.




Learning Journeys

Sports & Physical Education

Year 12 Learning Journey KS5 OCR Year 12 PE.pdf
Year 13 Learning Journey KS5 OCR Year 13 PE.pdf