Physical Education

Key Stage 3

Physical Education

Why is the study of Physical Education important? 


Physical Education develops student’s competence and confidence to take part in a range of physical activities that become a central part of their lives both in and out of the academy. Physical Education is a vital part of the curriculum as it also develops the physical, social and emotional wellbeing of the students at Sirius Academy West.

A high-quality PE curriculum enables all students to enjoy and succeed in many kinds of physical activity and offers excellent opportunities to develop a healthy life-long interest of physical wellbeing and enjoyment for a range of sporting activities.

Physical Education helps students develop personally and socially. They work as individuals, in groups and in teams developing concepts of fairness and personal and social responsibility. They take on different roles and responsibilities, including leadership, coaching and officiating and through the range of experiences that PE offers, they learn how to be effective in competitive, creative and challenging situations.

Physical Education Learning Journey – VIEW

  • What will you learn?

    Sirius Academy West aims to provide an engaging and challenging curriculum that allows all students to achieve beyond their expectations:

    • A wide range of skills through a range of sports and activities that are developed throughout key stage 3 and 4
    • The ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully
    • When performing to think about what they are doing, analyse the situation and make decisions
    • To reflect on their own and others performance
    • Develop the confidence to take part in different physical activities.
    • Learn the value of a healthy, active lifestyle
    • To be involved in physical activity so that they can make informed choices about lifelong physical activity


    The Physical Education Curriculum has three aims. It should enable all young people to become:

    • Successful learners, who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve.
    • Confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.
    • Responsible citizens that make a positive contribution to society.


    In year 9 students can chose an additional course in Sports Leadership where they can learn key leadership skills like, communication, organisation, team work, planning and leadership qualities. The student then deliver session to the local primary school.

  • How the Physical Education curriculum is be implemented?

    The curriculum is implemented through a number of sports and activities. The students’ knowledge and skills are developed through a carefully sequenced curriculum developing and progressing their prior knowledge and understanding. The curriculum is designed to engage students and give all students a positive experience in Physical Education through a strategically planned, broad, inclusive and varied curriculum, which provides stretch and challenge, promotes teamwork and leadership opportunities, enhances skills both physical and academic.

    The curriculum is designed to be accessible for all students who are entitled to have the opportunity to progress and reach appropriate levels of attainment in order to realise their potential.

  • How can Physical Education support your future?

    The PE department are highly motivated to deliver a wide and varied curriculum, our aim is to enable every students to strive to their full potential in the PE curriculum and develop a lifelong love for physical activity.

    We are exceptionally proud of a number of our students that have gone on to compete in a number of sports at a high level.


    The study of physical Education enables our students to access a multitude of careers. Some of which are named below:

    • Teaching
    • Sports Scientist
    • Physiotherapy
    • Sports Coach
    • Sports Development Officer
    • Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer
    • Sports Psychologist
    • Sports Analyst
    • Sports Journalist
    • Sports Masseuse
    • Police
    • Army
    • Nursing
    • Journalist
    • Professional sports person


Student Testimonial

“I really enjoy the variety of sports and activities provided in or PE lessons, we are helped to analyse our skills and become better performers. I really enjoy all the extracurricular activities available at the school and trying new things” 

Harry – year 9

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