The PE Department has thirteen members of staff. The facilities include a sports hall, gymnasium, studio, tennis courts, vast amounts of field, a classroom and occasionally a main academy assembly hall.

In Addition to core PE the PE department offers GCSE PE, V-Cert, AS and A2 PE.

PE Department

Mr Ryan 310561 ext.1065
Mrs Tracy 310561 ext.1043
Mr Darren 310561 ext.1043
Mrs Katie 310561 ext.1054
Mr Lewis 310561 ext.1043
Mr Matthew 310561 ext.1043
Ms Alicia 310561 ext.1044
Mr Steven 310561 ext.1063
Mrs Benita 310561 ext.1040
Mrs Nicki Smith 310561 ext.1048
Mrs Julie Thomas 310561 ext.1024

Year 6 Transition

Students will undertake a carousel of activities to introduce them to PE at Nunthorpe Academy. They will need PE kit (Primary school version is fine until September) and trainers. Students will undertake lessons in same sex groups.

Key stage 3

We offer a broad and balanced curriculum to challenge and motivate all learners within the department. There is a wide range of activities covered within the curriculum to encourage all students to develop their practical skills and theoretical knowledge of sport. We have team games and individual sports that students will be assessed in. For interim data a student’s best team sport grade will be added to their best individual sport grade and then divided by two. The average score is what is entered into Data Capture. They will also receive a behaviour grade and effort grade using Green, Amber and Red. The PE Department offers an extensive range of extra-curricular opportunities for KS3 which is delivered by staff and coaches from the local area.

Grade Descriptors

The grade descriptors which will be used at KS3 can be found here.

Year 7
Students can demonstrate basic skills with some accuracy. They can apply some rules in game situations and communicate effectively with others.
Year 8
Students can demonstrate most skills and techniques with accuracy and fluency. They can take on a leading role in small groups and apply the rules for the game/activity. They communicate effectively and demonstrate good teamwork skills.
Year 9
Students can demonstrate a good skill level, applying sound technique in a range of activities. They apply accuracy, fluency and speed in small sided games and can transfer this to a full game. They can officiate games with confidence or lead small groups. They are comfortable working in a team or independently.

Scheme of Work

The scheme of work which will be used at KS3 can be found here.

Key stage 4

Physical Education is compulsory at all Key Stages and therefore we provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all students to participate in. PE is undertaken in double lessons on a afternoon. At KS4 we also offer The Sports Leaders qualification for students to develop their leadership skills by developing their communication skills, understanding of sport and organisation. Students deliver session to Primary School children and organise festivals for KS2 pupils. In Year 11 the curriculum allows for students opted for off site activities so students can personalise their own curriculum. We promote local sports clubs and classes to encourage students to continue following a healthy active lifestyle beyond their time at the academy. Students are assessed in KS4 PE on their behaviour and effort using Green, Amber and Red.

Key Stage 4 – Examination – Physical Education

The PE department offers the two examination courses at Key Stage 4: GCSE Physical Education and also V-Cert Level 2 Certificate in Health and Fitness. Both of these courses start in year 10. Examination course allow for an additional 3 hours of PE per week. However, this is 2 hours theory and 1 hour practical in mixed sex classes.

Scheme of Work

The scheme of work which will be used at KS4 can be found here.

Key stage 5

The PE department offers the one examination course at Key Stage 5: A-Level OCR PE. This course involves three key areas: Physiological factors affecting performance, Psychological Factors affecting performance and also Socio-Cultural issues in physical activity. Students will also be assessed practically throughout the duration of the course and will also have to complete an EAPI (coursework) which requires students to create a development plan to improve a performer’s practical performance within a sporting context. During both Year 12 and Year 13 students will have 9 hours of teaching per fortnight.

Scheme of Work

The scheme of work which will be used at KS5 can be found here.

PE Lockdown Rewards

What incredibly different and challenging times we have been through, times that may have felt very strange and peculiar. However in adverse times it is the spirit and mentality that we poses as human beings to face up to the adversity we are confronted with to bring positivity and happiness to the situation we are living through.

You can view our full PE Lockdown Rewards document here: PE Lockdown Rewards.

PE Bulletin

Extra Curricular

The PE department offers all Nunthorpe students lots of opportunity to attend extra curricular activities. The aim is to encourage all students to not only exceed the national expectation 2 hours of physical activity per week, but to allow students the platform to compete with local, and nationally based schools. The PE department staff plus experienced external coaches deliver activities for all year groups. A timetable of activities is available on here. This changes half termly.

Typical activities include:

  • Football;
  • Rugby;
  • Basketball;
  • Cricket;
  • Handball;
  • Hockey;
  • Netball;
  • Girls football;
  • Rounders;
  • Tennis;
  • Trampolining;
  • Athletics;
  • Dance/Dance Mats;
  • Table Tennis;
  • Gymnastics;
  • Badminton.