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 Holly Worswick – Trainee Teacher 

Miss Claire Jerome- Maternity Leave 

PE Reading List

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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.


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

Blue shorts or skort with The Macclesfield Academy logo (compulsory) 

Blue tracksuit bottoms with The Macclesfield Academy logo (optional) 

Blue leggings with The Macclesfield Academy logo (optional) 

Grey hoodie with with The Macclesfield Academy logo (not compulsory)

Students can wear either shorts or tracksuit bottoms for lessons but one must be worn. 

Blue polo shirt with The Macclesfield Academy logo (compulsory) 

Blue tracksuit top (optional) 

Long blue navy socks to allow shin pads to be worn (compulsory) 

Shin pads (compulsory for hockey and football) 

Gum shield (recommended for hockey, compulsory for rugby) 

Blue/black gloves (winter only) 

Trainers (compulsory) 

No hoodies, leggings or branded tracksuit bottoms/shorts. 

Plain blue, black or grey base layer under PE kit if necessary

Hair bobble to tie long hair back if appropriate