Key Stage 3

Year 7

In year 7 lessons pupils focus on the development of essential skills: developing skills in physical activity; making and applying decisions; developing physical and mental capacity; evaluating and improving; making informed choices about healthy, active lifestyles. They will receive two single period lessons a week and one double lesson per week.

These key processes will be achieved through a wide variety of activities including: Netball, Hockey, Rugby, Basketball, Handball, Volleyball, Football, Gymnastics, Dance, Table-Tennis and Fitness, Rounders, Athletics and Cricket.

Year 8

In Year 8 there is an increasing focus on the theory of sport as we prepare the students for BTEC Sport and/or core PE which is compulsory in Year 9. There is a greater emphasis on the body systems and helping them to understand the scientific side of sport such as why we warm up, the benefits of a healthy, active lifestyle and which components of fitness are necessary for each particular sporting discipline. All students in year 8 cover the following schemes of work; Netball, Hockey, Rugby, Basketball, Handball, Volleyball, Football, Gymnastics, Dance, Table-Tennis and Fitness, Rounders, Athletics, Cricket and Trampolining.

Extra-curricular clubs and activities form a vital part of a student’s experience here at The Quest Academy. Each term a range of clubs, activities and events take place during and after Academy hours outside of the core curriculum. Students are encouraged to take part in at least one extra-curricular activity weekly. The following extra-curricular clubs are currently being offered this term:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Year 9 Boys Football Year 7 Boys Rugby Girls Football Year 9/10/11 Girls Netball Multi-sports (all years)
Year 8 Boys Football Year 7 Boys Football
Girls Rugby (all years) Year 8 Boys Rugby
Year 7/8 Girls Netball Year 9 Boys Rugby
Year Boys 10/11 Football

Key Stage 4

Years 9, 10 and 11

In year 9, pupils opt to follow the Edexcel BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Sport which runs for 3 years. The course is intended to: encourage personal development through practical participation and performance in a range of sports and exercise activities

  • give learners a wider understanding and appreciation of health-related fitness, sports and exercise through a selection of optional specialist units
  • encourage learners to develop their people, communication, planning and team-working skills by having the opportunity to select from optional units available in the qualification structure
  • provide education and training for sport, leisure and recreation employees
  • give learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.

Key Stage 5

Years 12 and 13

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: This two-year course is equivalent to 3 A Levels and will enable students to enter a degree programme at university or employment in the sports and leisure industry. It covers training and fitness, sports coaching and sports development, fitness testing, practical team sports, individual exercise and outdoor activities. There will be visits to sporting venues and centres of sporting excellence.

The course combines practical and academic study. Students will complete 18 sports related vocational units over the two years which will include: training and fitness in sport; sports coaching; sports development; sport as a business; fitness testing for sport and exercise; practical team sports; practical individual exercise; outdoor activities.

Students will gain a BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (6 units) from September to April in Year 1 of the course. They will then take the remaining 12 units from April of Year 1 until June of Year 2 to gain the full BTEC Extended Diploma.