PE, Dance and Sport Curriculum 2020 – 2021

PE, Dance and Sport Curriculum Intent

Physical Education is integral to everything we do at Manchester Health Academy and incorporates the Health Specialism with an aim to inspire ALL our students to develop a healthy active lifestyle into adulthood.  The PE curriculum has been designed to create students who have the skills, knowledge and passion to be active participants in the Wythenshawe community and beyond.

The KS3 curriculum acts as a platform for KS4, and builds on skills and knowledge developed at KS2.  The sequencing of the curriculum allows students to develop their performance over time, as skills and concepts become more complex.  Students are deliberately exposed to a broad range of activities, from football, dance and gymnastics to body pump, pilates or the Duke of Edinburgh to widen their horizons and ignite a passion for activity and health.

In Key Stage 4 all students are able to select to follow a pathway in BTEC  Sport/Dance/Outdoor Studies or Duke of Edinburgh. The students will also be given opportunities to gain coaching and officiating qualifications.  This qualification prepares students for a broad range of careers and further education; Sports Science, coaching, teaching, physiotherapy and many more.

Students are exposed to an extensive extra-curricular programme including competitive teams sports playing in local, regional and National Competitions in eight sports.  They also access a Leadership Academy that enables our students to coach younger children and co-ordinate sporting events in the community; this involvement underpins our core school values – Excellence, Aspiration, Leadership and Success. This extra-curricular programme has been recognised by the Youth Sport Trust and MHA are one of three Secondary Schools who hold the School Games Gold Mark Award.

For further information, please contact Stewart Brown, Subject Leader P.E. at [email protected]

PE – Core Dance Year 10 only
OCR Sport – Outdoor Studies BTEC Sport