The Physical Education curriculum offered at Abbs Cross Academy and Arts College is both traditional and diverse. New and exciting activities are constantly being provided and are well received by the students. The facilities available for the delivery of P.E are superb. We boast a sports hall, gymnasium, 25m indoor swimming pool, 50 station fitness suite, dance studio, playground and all-weather surface tennis courts. The fields are extensive and equipped with football pitches as well as an Astroturf cricket strip. We insist on an excellent standard of kit from all our students to encourage them to be fully prepared for every lesson and when participating in extra-curricular activities. Students are taught in single sex classes for all practical lessons.

Aims of the department

For each child to develop in the area of Skills, Knowledge, Attitudes and Personal Health, not only within the realm of Physical Education, but in education as a whole.

General Outcomes

  1. Students develop an awareness of their bodies, their potentials and their limits.
  2. Students develop an awareness of the relationship between a sound body and a sound mind.
  3. Students experience fun and enjoyment through a wide range of physical activities.
  4. Students develop an awareness of the need for regular exercise.
  5. Students acquires a knowledge and understanding of recreation.
  6. Students are given the opportunity to realise their full potential in the area of skill acquisition.
  7. Students are given an opportunity for self-expression through movement.
  8. Students’ social, emotional, intellectual and physical development is enhanced thought the physical education programme.
  9. A child’s social, emotional, intellectual and physical development is enhanced through the Physical Education programme.
  10. We endeavour to ensure all students to access the curriculum especially those with special needs.

Specific Outcomes

  1. To realise the importance of correct skill acquisition for the purpose of performance and safety
  2. To provide planned learning situations appropriate to the social, emotional, intellectual and physical level of each child so may develop at their own rate.
  3. To create an awareness of the need for physical activity.
  4. To develop an understanding about physical fitness and its relationship to heath.
  5. To develop students communication skills.
  6. To participate fully in every PE lesson. If a student is ill or injured they will be expected to get changed into their kit (where appropriate) and take an appropriate part in the lesson for example scoring or time keeping.

Outside the classroom

Competition is actively encouraged with both boys and girls teams and individuals being entered into local, County and national tournaments. Traditional values of sportsmanship, good etiquette and fair play are constantly emphasised in all levels of competition and within lessons. The physical education department run inter-college competitions throughout the year in a variety of sports as well as playing fixtures competitions league matches and tournaments against other schools on a regular basis.