We want our students to develop a life-long love of PE and sport as well as understand and implement the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle.
PE at The Quest Academy focusses primarily on offering a balanced and inclusive curriculum that offers students of all abilities the opportunity to succeed. This isn’t simply through the role of performer but as a coach, leader or official. Our curriculum is varied and encourages participation which inspires pupils to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. Students will take part in sports across a wide spectrum from invasion, net, striking and fielding games as well as aesthetics and athletics. They will develop technical terminology and vocabulary and use mathematical skills such as measuring, timing, estimations as well as analysing data.
In addition to the core skills, students will also develop decision making processes in order to show problem solving skills. They will develop their ability to apply basic tactics and strategies, highlighting their knowledge and teamwork, within a game and practice context to try and outwit opponents.
Competition and extra-curricular sport are entrenched in our ethos with students having multiple opportunities to represent the academy across a number of sports and activities including football, rugby, netball, badminton, athletics, trampolining and dance amongst others. Trips to sporting events are embedded in our curriculum along with the ski trip which offers incredible opportunities for the students to develop into well-rounded individuals both inside and outside the classroom.
PE at key stage 3 equips students with the relevant knowledge and skills to make informed choices about studying PE as an option in either BTEC or GCSE at key stage 4 whilst in years 10 and 11 it is designed to complement the curriculum content in both GCSE PE and BTEC Sport. PE also continues into KS5 with the option to study a BTEC National in Sport or A-Level PE which prepares students for Higher Education or employment in the sport and leisure industry once their studies at Quest 6 are complete.