Physical Education

Miss Kady Harrison – Head of Girls PE 

Mr Andy Jowitt – Head of Boys PE / Year 8&9 Manager 

Mr Christian Wolstencroft – Teacher 

Miss Melissa Parker – Teacher 

Miss Claire Jerome- Maternity Leave 

PE Reading List

PE Curriculum Overview

For more details about the PE curriculum, please email claire.jerome@macclesfieldacademy.org

Physical Education is an integral subject at The Macclesfield Academy, where students are challenged to stretch themselves to develop social, physical and emotional skills. These skills are nurtured through well-structured fun and engaging lessons taught by the Academy’s excellent PE staff.

The Macclesfield Academy offers BTEC Level1/Level 2 First Award in Sport. The course is equivalent to a GCSE’s at grade 1-9 and are graded as combinations of: 

Pass = 4 

Merit = 6 

Distinction = 7 

Distinction* = 8.5* 

Unit that will be covered: 

Unit 1: Fitness for Sport and Exercise (Exam – 25%) 

Unit 2: Practical Performance in Sport (25%) 

Unit 3: Applying the Principles of Personal Training (25%) 

Unit 6:Leading Sports Activities (25%) 

Unit 1 – (Exam) 

Learning aims 

In this unit students will: 

A, know about the components of fitness and the principles of training 

B explore different fitness training methods 

C investigate fitness testing to determine fitness levels. 

Unit 2 

Learning aims 

In this unit students will: 

A understand the rules, regulations and scoring systems for selected sports 

B practically demonstrate skills, techniques and tactics in selected sports 

C be able to review sports performance. 

Unit 3 

Learning aims 

In this unit students will: 

A design a personal fitness training programme 

B know about the musculoskeletal system and cardiorespiratory system and the effects on the body during fitness training 

C implement a self-designed personal fitness training programme to achieve own goals and objectives 

D review a personal fitness training programme. 

Unit 6 

Learning aims 

In this unit students will: 

A know the attributes associated with successful sports leadership 

B undertake the planning and leading of sports activities 

C review the planning and leading of sports activities. 

BTECs are vocationally related qualifications, where learners develop knowledge and understanding by applying their learning and skills in a work-related context. The qualifications are popular and effective because they enable learners to take responsibility for their own learning and to develop skills that are essential for the modern-day workplace. 

These skills include: teamworking, working from a prescribed brief, working to deadlines, presenting information effectively, accurately completing administrative tasks and processes. BTEC Firsts motivate learners, and open doors to progression to further study and responsibility in the workplace.

KIT POLICY 

The following is a list of items of kit that are expected for every PE lesson:

Girls’ PE kit 

Compulsory 

  • Navy blue polo shirt with school logo
  • Sports skort with logo or plain black- non cycle shorts*
  • Trainers suitable for Sports Hall and Astro turf (not pumps)
  • Black or White socks* (Netball, summer sports and indoor activities)
  • Navy football socks* (Hockey, Football)
  • Shin pads*
  • Hair bobble to tie hair back

Recommended 

  • Showerproof jacket with school logo
  • Gum shield (Hockey and Football) *
  • Gym bag for kit*

Optional 

  • School blue leggings with logo
  • 1/4 Zip Training top with school logo
  • Navy-blue tracksuit bottoms with logo
  • Plain blue or black base layer under PEkit if necessary*

Boys PE Kit 

Compulsory 

  • Navy blue polo shirt with school logo
  • Navy blue shorts with school logo
  • Trainers suitable for Sports Hall and Astro turf* (not pumps)
  • Black and White socks* (summer sports and indoor activities)
  • Navy football socks* (Hockey and Football)
  • Shin pads* (Hockey, Football)
  • Hair bobble to tie long hair back

Recommended 

  • Showerproof jacket with school logo
  • Gum shield* (Hockey and Rugby)
  • Gym bag for kit*

Optional 

  • 1/4 Zip Training top with school logo
  • Navy-blue tracksuit bottoms with logo
  • Plain blue or black base layer under PEkit if necessary*

All items of uniform are available from Classworx Macclesfield (formerly known as Trutex).

*Items that can be purchased from other shops.

Students will be issued a D1 afterschool detention if they are not ‘Ready to Learn’ by missing an item or their PE kit. 3 times will equal a D2 afterschool detention.

If a student is unable to participate in the lesson for medical reasons, then they must have a signed letter from home stating the reason for this. The student will still be required to bring their PE kit as they will take on a different role in the lesson.