PE

The aim of the Isaac Newton Academy P.E. department is to promote physical activity for all while developing students’ physical skills and attributes.

Students study the subject for 2 hours per week at Key Stage 3 and experience a wide range of different activities. These include Basketball, Netball, Table Tennis, Gymnastics, Football, Dance, Cricket, Rounders, Handball, Badminton, Athletics, Orienteering, Softball, Athletics and Health-Related Fitness. Lessons aim to broaden students’ experiences in a variety of sports and enhance their skills within the given activity. The curriculum also has a theoretical element with students completing folder work as part of their Independent Learning, with a focus on GCSE P.E. theory content.

Year 7

Students study P.E. for two 1 hour lessons per week in Year 7 and experience a broad range of activities covering all areas of the National Curriculum:

  • Outwitting an opponent – Football, Basketball, Netball, Handball, Rounders (Girls), Ultimate Frisbee (Boys)
  • Accurate Replication – Badminton, Table Tennis
  • Exploring and Communicating Emotions and Ideas – Dance
  • Identifying and Solving Problems – carried out through all activity areas
  • Exercising Safely and Effectively – Health Related Fitness
  • Performing at Maximum Levels – Athletics

As well as the above, students also cover theoretical knowledge in the build up to GCSE P.E.  Theory learning is embedded into practical lessons and independent learning tasks are set in students P.E. booklets, leading up to their termly assessments in this area.

Years 8 & 9

As students approach GCSE P.E., the focus of learning narrows leading up to GCSE and students have one 2 hour lesson per week in the following activities:

  • Outwitting an opponent – Football, Netball, Handball, Striking and Fielding  
  • Accurate Replication – Badminton, Table Tennis
  • Exercising Safely and Effectively – Health Related Fitness
  • Performing at Maximum Levels – Athletics
  • Theoretical Understanding

Identifying and Solving Problems, Exploring and Communicating Emotions and Ideas are looked at within the context of the above activities. Students also cover theoretical knowledge in these two years.  Theory learning is embedded into practical lessons and independent learning tasks are set in students P.E. booklets, leading up to their termly assessments in this area.

Years 10 & 11

Full course GCSE P.E. is a popular option at Isaac Newton Academy. Alongside the optional GCSE P.E. course, all students in Years 10 and 11 participate in compulsory P.E. under the banner of Sport & Fitness lessons. The aim of Sport & Fitness is to improve students’ practical skills further and maintain their healthy, active lifestyles into Years 10 and 11.

Year 10 GCSE PE

Year 10 GCSE PE

Year 10 Sport & Fitness

Year 10 Sport & Fitness

Year 11 GCSE PE

Year 11 GCSE PE

Year 11 Sport & Fitness

Year 11 Sport & Fitness

Students get the opportunity to further enhance their skills with the extensive range of enrichment clubs that take place, as part of the academy’s enrichment programme. Alongside the activities mentioned above, sports such as Trampolining, Skipping, Rugby, Seated Volleyball and other Alternative Sports are offered during the academic year.

The academy gives the opportunity for students to represent on school teams in the Redbridge Borough Leagues, gaining great teamwork and individual skills in the process. The school has teams in the following sports; Football (girls and boys, A & B teams), Netball, Basketball, Badminton, Table Tennis, Cross Country, Swimming, Athletics (indoor and outdoor), Rounders (A & B teams), Rugby, Handball, Boccia and Cricket.