Overview of the PE and Sport curriculum at OLA
Sport at OLA plays an integral role in the school’s aim to develop the potential of every individual. At OLA pupils are given the opportunity to learn and enjoy a wide range of physical activities whilst learning about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and regular exercise. Co-curricular sport is provided and encouraged and competition is seen as a vital learning experience with sports fixtures being run each week.
Our facilities include:
1. A 25m four lane swimming pool with blocks
2. A fully equipped sports hall
3. Three hard court tennis courts with two netball courts marked
4. A MUGA which includes a basketball court, a 5 a side football pitch and a short tennis court
5. Barton Field which hosts 2 rugby and football pitches and two outdoor cricket nets.
The school also uses the all-weather hockey pitches at Tilsley Park for hockey lessons, training and fixtures and Abingdon Cricket Club for all home cricket fixtures.
Years 7 to 9 PE and Sport Curriculum
In Years 7 to 9 pupils are taught in single sex groups and have one double games session and one single PE lesson per week. In the double games session the boys will
Play Rugby, Football, Cricket and Athletics throughout the year whilst the girls cover Netball, Hockey, Rounders and Athletics. Activities such as Swimming, Badminton, Dance, Gymnastics, Basketball, Tennis and Fitness are taught in the single PE lesson.
Years 10 and 11 PE and Sport Curriculum
All pupils in Year 10 and Year 11 have a single sex double games session each week. In the double games session the boys will undertake Rugby, Football, Cricket and Athletics throughout the year whilst the girls cover Netball, Hockey, Rounders and Athletics.
GCSE Physical Education is available to study at OLA and is a popular option choice.
AQA GCSE Physical Education Specification Code 8582
This is a 2-year course that will inspire and challenge pupils to do their best. The course aims to develop theoretical knowledge and understanding of the physiological and socio-cultural factors that underpin performance as well as allowing pupils to develop their sports skills and techniques.
This course is assessed as follows:
Paper 1: The human body and movement in physical activity and sport, 30%, examined at the end of Year 11
Paper 2: Socio-cultural influences and well-being in physical activity and sport, 30%, examined at the end of Year 11
Non-examined assessment: Practical performance in physical activity and sport, 40%, assessed by PE staff throughout the course and moderated by AQA in Year 11.