The Ripley Academy P.E. team aims to provide opportunities for students to excel through sport. From problem solving to communication skills; from independent learning opportunities, to teamwork; P.E. at The Ripley Academy is far more than just playing and doing. Through all of the experiences that students have, we hope that sport will be carried on into life after school, leading to a life long love of sport.
There are a number of opportunities for students to excel both in curriculum and through extra-curricular activities, both as a participant and as a leader. Being part of the Amber Valley School Sports partnership enables us to take part in a multitude of tournaments from traditional football and rugby, through to cheerleading dance and gymnastics for the more artistic. Students also have numerous leadership opportunities to help out at various festivals.
Students in this age range will tackle a wide range of sports which will vary according to season and our facilities. Our main topics for this year will be.... Rugby, Football, Hockey, Basketball, Trampolining , Fitness, Orienteering, Athletics, Tennis, and striking and fielding.
The Department has good resources which include: Full size floodlit Astroturf; 1 x gymnasium; 3 theory teaching room with data projector; long and triple jump area; 3 x fenced yards; 4 x tennis courts and various grass pitches for football, rugby and Athletics.
GCSE Physical Education
Students who opt for GCSE P.E. will follow the AQA syllabus and will have 5 lessons of GCSE. P.E per fortnight. The course consists of 60 % of their marks gained for their practical ability (internally assessed with external moderation) and 40 % through a terminal exam of 1.5 hours at the end of the course. For more information click on the link below
BTEC Sport level 2
Through a combination of practical experience and written assignments, these vocational qualifications provide level 2 learners with the knowledge, skills and understanding needed for a career in the sector.
Units offered include training for personal fitness, practical sports performance, and psychology, anatomy and physiology in sport. For more info click on the link below.
Edexcel BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate is a course taking two academic years to complete and is equivalent to 1 A level. The course involves 4 units of which 3 are mandatory and 2 are externally assessed. The mandatory units are: Anatomy & Physiology, Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being and Professional Development in the Sports Industry.
These vocational qualifications help level 3 students develop the practical knowledge, skills and understanding they need to prepare for their chosen career.
Units offered include principles of anatomy and physiology in sport, assessing risk in sport, fitness testing for sport and exercise, and principles and practices in outdoor adventure. For more information click on the link below.
EXTRA CURRICULAR PROGRAMME
Students are actively encouraged to continue sporting participation outside of lesson times, with a full range of extra curricular activities to choose from. Being part of the Amber Valley School Sports partnership enables us to take part in a multitude of tournaments from traditional football and rugby, through to cheerleading dance and gymnastics for the more artistic. Please click here to view the PE Extra Curriculum Programme.