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Physical Education

Curriculum Intent

To challenge students to engage in a wide variety of sporting activities that will develop healthy, physically literate individuals with the cognitive, social, and emotional intelligence that will prepare them for life-long learning.


At Capital City Academy we aim to deliver a high-quality Physical Education curriculum which inspires all pupils to succeed and excel, not only in competitive sport but in a wide range of physically demanding activities. We provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness and offer opportunities to compete in sport and other activities which build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.

‘At Capital City Academy there is a place for everyone in sport. This is the environment to aspire to achieve your personal best. We are determined to make lessons fun and enjoyable, developing respect for yourselves and one another. There will be many challenges but with courage and integrity you will learn to deal with failure and success’.

The curriculum in PE at Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 is designed to enable students to:

build on and embed their physical development and skills, become more competent, confident and expert in their techniques, tackle complex and demanding physical activities and apply them across different sports and physical activities. They will be taught to understand what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work. They will be taught activities to develop their confidence and be exposed to a range of activities that develop personal fitness and promote an active, healthy lifestyle.

Pupils will :

  • Use and develop a variety of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders, rugby and tennis.
  • develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports, for example athletics, or other physical activities, for example fitness, take part in outdoor and adventurous activities in a range of environments which present intellectual and physical challenges and be encouraged to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group
  • analyse and evaluate their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement across a range of physical activities to achieve their personal best, take part regularly in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs. Leadership and Coaching is developed.

Examinations offered KS4/KS5

At KS4 students have the option to study BTEC  Sport Level 2 .Level  3 BTEC National  Extended Diploma Sport  can be studied in the 6th Form as well as the Sports Leader Award (Level 2) and BTEC Level 1/ Level 2 Tech Award in Sport, Activity and Fitness.

Please click on the following link for the Curriculum and Assessment Maps for 2022-23.

Year 7 Core PE C&A Map

Year 8 Core PE C&A Map

Year 9 Core PE C&A Map

Year 9 BTEC Tech Award in Sport C&A Map

Year 10 Core PE C&A Map

Year 10 BTEC Level 1 / Level 2 Tech Award in Sport C&A Map

Year 11 Core PE C&A Map

Year 11 BTEC Level 1 / Level 2 First Award in Sport C&A Map

Year 12 BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sport C&A Map

Year 13 BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sport C&A Map

Please click on the following links for the 2022-23 KS4 & KS5 Curriculum Guides.

BTEC Level 1 & 2 in Sport (Year 11)

BTEC Tech Award in Sport, Activity and Fitness (C6)

BTEC L3 National Extended Diploma in Sport (C6)

Sports Studies (C6)

Sports Leaders Award (C6)

L2 Sport (C6)