Physical Education

The vision for PE at City Academy Norwich is ‘to create a dynamic and inclusive Physical Education curriculum, that fosters a lifelong love of physical activity and promotes overall well-being’.

City Academy Norwich will empower students to develop a foundation in physical literacy by developing knowledge, skills and understanding in a range of activities.

KS3 PE Curriculum

The PE KS3 PE curriculum will promote physical fitness, health, fair play, resilience, and sportsmanship. These skills will encourage students to lead an active, fun and healthy lifestyle. At CAN we pride ourselves on being inclusive members of the community.

Students will take part in a variety of new and traditional sports from: 

  • Rugby 
  • Football 
  • Badminton 
  • Pickleball 
  • Health and Fitness 
  • Dance
  • Netball
  • Tennis 
  • Athletics 
  • Cricket 
  • Basketball 
  • Dodgeball 
  • Indoor Athletics 
  • Table Tennis 
  • Tchoukball
  • Handball

Regardless of ability, it is intended that pupils will enjoy success and be motivated to compete regularly in competitive sport. We offer an extensive extracurricular programme which aims to cater for all pupils, providing a variety of both competitive and recreational clubs. These clubs take place both at lunchtime and after school. If there is an activity that you would like to take part in but is not on the programme, then please come and see Mr Lincoln in PE.

We also aim to provide students with world-class sporting opportunities and trips. We are proud that Mr Woodrow can re-launch the ski trip in February 2025 and are looking to expand our sporting provision to enable our students to watch world class sporting events taking place in the UK and further afield.  

KS4 PE Curriculum

The core PE options for KS4 mirror those of KS3 and seek to develop advanced skills, and deeper understanding of rules, tactics, and strategies within different sports. Students will have the opportunity to engage in additional leadership and coaching opportunities in and out of the curriculum. Students will be expected to become leaders and positive role models for the younger year groups.

Sport is an options subject in KS4

BTEC Tech Award in Sport

Course Description

The Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Sport is for students who want to acquire sector-specific applied knowledge and skills through vocational contexts by exploring the different types and providers of sport and physical activity and the equipment and technology available for participation as part of their Key Stage 4 learning.

They will also explore the different types of participants and their needs to gain an understanding of how to increase participation for others in sport and physical activity and further develop their knowledge and understanding of anatomy and physiology.

Learners will undertake practical sessions to develop skills in planning and delivering sports activity sessions to participants. The qualification enables learners to develop their sector-specific skills, such as sport analysis and sports leadership, using realistic vocational contexts, and personal skills, such as communication, planning, time management and teamwork through a practical and skills-based approach to learning and assessment.

Assessment Type

3 mandatory units:

  1. Preparing participants to take part in sport and physical activity – internally assessed.
  2. Taking part and improving other participants’ sporting performance – internally assessed.
  3. Developing fitness to improve other participants performance in sport and physical activity – externally assessed.

Where does it lead?

  • A Levels as preparation for entry to higher education in a range of subjects
  • Study of a vocational qualification at Level 3, such as a BTEC National in Sport, BTEC National Sport Coaching and Development or a BTEC National in Sport and Exercise Science, which prepares learners to enter employment or apprenticeships, or to move on to higher education by studying a degree in the sport sciences or teaching sectors.

Why should students study this subject?

The Tech Award gives learners the opportunity to develop sector-specific applied knowledge and skills through realistic vocational contexts. Learners will have the opportunity to develop applied knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Investigating provisions for sport including equipment and facilities to enhance sport.
  • Planning and delivery of sport drills and sessions.
  • Fitness for sport including fitness testing and methodology.

If students have a passion for sport, are a committed team player, willing to work hard and want to improve their knowledge on a wide variety of topics within sport then this course is for you.