Curriculum Aim

PE at Callerton Academy is about developing the ‘well-rounded’ sporting individual; it isn’t just about the ‘physical’ performance. At Callerton Academy pupils will develop their knowledge of rules and tactics in a variety of activities. They will develop their sporting knowledge, learning about how the body works and develops and key terminology in various sports. They will also develop skills in leadership, coaching and officiating. This is all done with the aim of fostering a love of sport and physical activity and developing the desire and skills to participate in sport throughout their lives in whatever capacity that may be.

Highlights of our KS3 curriculum

Some of the highlights our students will experience in PE in Year 7 to 9 are:

Students at Callerton Academy will enjoy a variety of sporting activities at the school including:

  • Spikeball
  • Handball
  • Table tennis
  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Dodgeball
  • Basketball
  • Badminton
  • Dodgeball
  • Netball
  • Dance

And many more!

Students will develop skills and knowledge within these sports, playing conditioned games and taking part in isolated practices. In addition, students will have opportunities to coach and lead others in these sports.

Highlights of our KS4 curriculum

Alongside core PE students at Callerton will be offered the opportunity to study a level 2 sports course. This will be either:

Students will study the AQA GCSE PE specification, exploring topics such as:

  • Applied Anatomy and Physiology where they will create a model of ‘The Pathway of Air’.
  • Movement Analysis where they will discover the planes and axes which the body moves and rotates on (with the use jelly babies to aid their understanding!).
  • Physical Training where pupils will experience fitness testing and compare their results to national averages.
  • Sports Psychology where they will look at the process behind decision making in sport.
  • Socio-Cultural Influences in which pupils will look at the impact technology has had on sport (both positively and negatively).
  • Health Fitness and Well-Being where pupils will study diet and how nutrition can benefit performance.

Cambridge Nationals Sport Science. In this course students will complete a combination of coursework and sit exams to achieve a level 2 qualification in sport. They will study units including:

  • Sports injury
  • The principles of training
  • Sport Psychology

Extracurricular opportunities

Students at Callerton Academy have the opportunity to participate in a range of extracurricular activities. Our 7UP program allows pupils to take part in further sporting activities outside of timetabled lessons. In addition, in PE we offer pupils a number of additional opportunities to work with external providers to develop their skills. These providers include:

  • NU Foundation
  • The Newcastle Eagles
  • The Newcastle Falcons
  • Dance City
  • Skip4Fit
  • The Royal Navy

We also aim to provide all pupils with the opportunity to represent the school in fixtures, with a focus on football and playing in the Newcastle Schools League. This element of our extracurricular provision will continue to grow as the school does.


Where can PE take me in the future?

Both Sport and PE at GCSE can be studied at A-level and offer routes into various university courses, apprenticeships and careers. Students who have studied sport and PE develop a number of skills, including evaluative, analytical, team working, literacy, data handling and problem solving. Students who excel in sport and PE go on to work in physiotherapy, dietetics, sports analysis, coaching and journalism.

What our students say about PE...