Unity City Academy

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Physical Education


The Physical Education Department offers a wide range of activities across Key Stage 3 and 4 to all students. This ranges from activities such as Football, Dance and Netball to Gymnastics, Trampolining and use of our state of the art Fitness Suite, which all go hand in hand with the extensive extra curricular and competitive Sporting programmes offered by the department. PE is an extremely popular subject within the Academy and Sport plays an important role in the pupil’s development. The department also has access to a number of dedicated ICT rooms, with a range wide of up to date software and hardware.  The department consists of five members of teaching staff and two Apprentices.  

The aims of the department are;

  • Enable all students to experience and enjoy a wide range of sporting activities.
  • Promote the importance of adopting a healthy lifestyle and highlight the benefits of physical activity on the body.
  • Provide extra-curricular opportunities for pupils to pursue their interests in sport and physical activity.
  • Develop student’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural experiences through intra and inter school sport competitions.
  • Allow students to gain coaching and leadership qualifications when working with young children through PE and school sport
  • Enable pupils to work independently and as part of a team in varied activities
  • To continue to develop community club links including links to clubs suitable for development of our high achieving national hopefuls.
  • To employ teaching methods and resources that allow all pupils to have equal access to PE and school sport, irrespective of their ethnic origin, religion, sexuality or academic ability


BTEC Sport

All students from Year 9 through to Year 11 will now study a BTEC Sport qualification alongside their PE studies. This course will take place at the Academy, local Primary Schools and local sports facilities.

The BTEC Sport course will teach you topics such as; The effects of exercise on the body and how to coach in a variety of sports.

To complete the course you will complete a portfolio of work showing your understanding of each module.  Your assessment is continuous and both practical and theory based which means that there will be written work to complete. One of the units is also based around an external on-line examination.

This course prepares students for careers in the sports sector, such as a fitness instructor, sports coach, outdoor pursuits instructor or a career in the Armed Forces.  It can also lead to a BTEC Level 3 qualification which is equivalent to an A Level qualification and can be used to gain entry into University.




For further information about this subject please see Mr Danks.