PE plays a central role in the life of Cedar Mount Academy. Our dedicated team of experienced professionals ensures that there are opportunities for everyone to gain an understanding of the importance of leading an active and healthy lifestyle and more importantly to find an enjoyable way in which to do so. Our goal is to provide students with enjoyable experiences that will motivate them to engage in activities that they enjoy for the rest of their lives.
Key Stage 3
Learning in Key Stage 3 builds on the knowledge, skills and understanding students acquire at Key Stage 2 and is designed to engage students in a fun process to make them aware of the potential of their physical abilities. Through a range of games, gymnastic, athletic, fitness and dance activities students learn to work independently and as part of a team as well as developing the range and quality of their physical skills. Students are taught to identify their strengths and weaknesses and their likes and dislikes in terms of sports and physical activity so that they can make more informed choices about what they would like to participate in at Key Stage 4.
The curriculum will focus on developing a platform for choice for KS4. All students have two one hour lessons per week and are taught in single sex, similar ability groups. Each half term they participate in two different activities from the list below.
Football, Rugby, Basketball, Badminton, Hockey, Athletics, Trampolining, Fitness, Softball, Leadership
Football, Netball, Basketball, Badminton, Hockey, Athletics, Trampolining, Fitness, Rounders, Leadership
All the activities are themed into outwitting opponents through team games, exploring and communicating ideas, concepts and emotions through dance, performing at maximum levels through athletics and exercising safely and effectively through fitness.
Key Stage 4
Learning at Key Stage 4 is more student determined and student led. Although we continue to work on developing student’s competence in skills, techniques and understanding of health and fitness, they now begin to make choices about the nature of the activities they want to participate in. The pathways available are themed (games, aesthetics, fitness, Leadership) and are designed to help students find appropriate exit routes into community activities that they can follow outside of school. Students can participate either as a performer, official or as a leader.
Students also have the opportunity to take qualifications in PE if they so desire. We offer Full Course PE, BTEC Sport and a range of Leadership awards.