We have designed our curriculum using the KS3 National Curriculum and it is delivered under the framework of the IB Middle Years programme. We have also referenced the KS2 Programmes of Study in our initial planning.
The PE Department at Mascalls Academy aims to develop students’ physical ability and understanding of skills, techniques, strategies and communication. We aim to develop their ability and understanding in a wide range of physical activities, either individual or group activities, associated with the development of an active and healthy lifestyle. We also aim to develop students’ confidence and broad skills, especially those of risk taking, being open minded, well balanced and reflective. These, together with the development of positive values and attitudes in PE, provide a good foundation for students’ lifelong learning.
At KS4 and KS5, examinations PE students explore the human Anatomy and Physiology, Nutrition and Diet manipulation, Sport Psycology, Sociocultural factors affect how they performance and participation plus many more. This broad curriculum content allows students to become masters in a number of different sporting aspects allowing for endless opportunities in the Sport industry. Our students not only learn this valuable content but they are provided opportunities to lead, coach, feel inspired and develop their independent study, preparing them for further education and careers in the Sport Industry.
We enthusiastically encourage all students from all key stages to partake in extra-curricular clubs in a range of different sports to ensure a range of skills are being developed. Students are encouraged to pursue their interests and follow their passions by taking up the many extra-curricular activities on offer. Our extra-curricular programme is central to being part of the school community as well as having the opportunity to represent the school in both inter college fixtures, local league fixtures as well as Kent Cup fixtures. We firmly believe this enriches and broadens the educational opportunities open to all students.