PE and Sport


Our intent in PE is to inspire students to have the courage to participate in a healthy active lifestyle and provide them with life skills for a future of opportunity and choice allowing them to dare to shine.  

At OBA, we strongly believe we need to build transferable skills within the aspect of sports leadership, personal fitness, leading a healthy active lifestyle and improving their own and others performance.

We aim to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all of our students to lead a healthy active lifestyle. Our curriculum will provide students the opportunity to cooperate and collaborate with others whilst working as part of a team as well as a leader. We aim to develop the students’ knowledge, skills and capabilities necessary for mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing.

Curriculum overview

In Year 7, the objective is to create a love for physical education by experiencing a wide variety of different activities and developing respectful relationships and having the courage not to shy away from a challenge. Focusing on the schools intent of courage and choices. Activities will focus on the national curriculum in the following activities: 6 activities will be chosen from the following: cricket/softball/rounders, football, netball, basketball/handball, gym/parkour, athletics, badminton and fitness.

Year 8 is designed to broaden sporting experiences and embed skills developed in Year 7, such as applying more advanced skills, using sport terminology consistently and effectively. We continue to offer a broad and balance choice of activities to nurture the various aspects of the national curriculum and the schools intent of courage and choices. Activities in Year 7 will be developed further and some introduced such as volleyball, table tennis, tennis and badminton.

All Year 9 students build on their courage and choices by leading their own sports sessions in various sporting activities that will encourage an active healthy lifestyle in the future such as OAA, Tchoukball and fitness.

At the end of KS3 students will build on and embed the physical development and skills learned in lower key stages in different sports. Students will develop confidence and get involved in exercise and sport. Students will use a range of tactics and strategies in competition in team and individual games. Students will develop technique and improve performance in competitive sports. Students will analyse their performances compared to previous ones and improve and Students will take part in competitive sports and activities in and outside of school.

The BTEC courses at Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 encompass a practical and theory element with students being able to specialise in two sports which they have been introduced to earlier in their learning journey.

We also include an understanding of what it means to have a healthy lifestyle including physical activity and how PE can impact emotional wellbeing positively throughout KS3 and in core PE at KS4.