Academy Academy Description ADEK Rating Curricula Location
Al Ain Academy

Primary & Secondary, Mixed

Very Good With Outstanding FeaturesEnglish National CurriculumAl Ain
Al Bateen Academy

Secondary, Mixed

OutstandingEnglish National Curriculum,IB Diploma ProgrammeAbu Dhabi
Al Mamoura Academy

Primary Mixed / Secondary Girls Only

Good With Very Good Features English National CurriculumAbu Dhabi
Al Muna Academy

Primary, Mixed

OutstandingEnglish National CurriculumAbu Dhabi
Al Yasmina Academy

Primary & Secondary, Mixed

Very Good With Outstanding FeaturesEnglish National CurriculumAbu Dhabi
The Pearl Academy

Primary, Mixed

Very Good With Outstanding FeaturesEnglish National CurriculumAbu Dhabi
West Yas Academy

Primary Mixed / Secondary Segregated 

GoodAmerican Massachusetts State CurriculumAbu Dhabi
Al Forsan Nursery

Nursery Mixed

Not ApplicableEnglish National CurriculumAbu Dhabi
Curricula

Year 10

For practical PE lessons Year 10 students are placed into 5 Groups. There are 2 boy’s groups, 1 girl’s group, a mixed sports leadership group and a mixed IGCSE PE Group.  Each group will follow an individual pathway of activities and sports throughout the year with their respective teachers. 

The sport leadership pathway is an accredited course where students will develop their leadership, volunteering and coaching skills. They will also work towards working with our younger primary students and supporting the department in school events such as house sports days.

The GCSE pathway is where our GCSE students follow a specifically designed activity pathway in line with the EDEXCEL specification. In each activity students receive a grade that will be externally moderated in Year 11.

Sports covered throughout the year include:

Trampolining, Netball, Football, Basketball, Hockey, Touch rugby, Contact rugby, Athletics, Parkour, Gymnastics, Volleyball, Cricket, Softball, Rounders, Fitness, Table tennis, Badminton.

During option block lessons the GCSE students are taught in 2 separate theory groups where the EDEXCEL GCSE PE specification is delivered.
The course is following a new specification from 2016 which better prepares students for the progression onto the EDEXCEL A Level qualification.
 
The course has 4 components:

  • Component 1- Fitness and Body Systems
  • Component 2- Health and Performance
  • Component 3- Practical Performance
  • Component 4- Personal Exercise Programme

 

Autumn Term
Component 2- Health and performance
Topic 2: Sport Psychology
2.1 Classification of skills
2.2 The use of goal setting and smart targets to improve or optimise performance
2.3 Guidance and feedback and performance
2.4 Mental preparation for performance

Component 1- Fitness and body systems
Topic 1: Applied anatomy and physiology
1.1 The structure and functions of the musculo-skeletal systems

Component 3- Practical performance
Is delivered throughout the year during students practical PE lessons. Students will be required to perform in 3 different physical activities in the role of either player or performer. Students must choose 3 sports or physical activities, 1 team activity and 1 individual activity and an activity of their choice either team or individual.

Spring Term
Component 1- Fitness and body systems
Topic 1: Applied anatomy and physiology
1.2 The structure and functions of the cardio-respiratory system
1.3 Anaerobic and aerobic exercise
1.4 The short and long term effects of exercise
Topic 2: Movement analysis
2.1 lever systems, examples of their use in activity and the mechanical advantages they provide in movement
2.2 Planes and axis of movement

Component 3- Practical performance
Is delivered throughout the year during students practical PE lessons. Students will be required to perform in 3 different physical activities in the role of either player or performer. Students must choose 3 sports or physical activities, 1 team activity and 1 individual activity and an activity of their choice either team or individual.

Summer Term
Component 1- Fitness and body systems
Topic 3: Physical Training
3.1 The relationship between health and fitness and the role that exercise plays in both
3.2 The components of fitness, benefits for sport and how fitness is measured and improved
3.3 The principles of training and their application to personal exercise programmes
3.4 the long term effects of exercise
3.5 How to optimise training and prevent injury
3.6 The effective use of warm up and cool down
Topic 4: Use of data
4.1 use of data

Component 4- Personal exercise programme
This component is delivered alongside all the previous material as it is an ongoing assessment that is assessed internally and externally moderated.

Component 3- Practical performance
Is delivered throughout the year during students practical PE lessons. Students will be required to perform in 3 different physical activities in the role of either player or performer. Students must choose 3 sports or physical activities, 1 team activity and 1 individual activity and an activity of their choice either team or individual.

Year 11

Autumn Term
As part of the Core PE Programme students will complete units of work, building on the skills and knowledge developed as part of the Year 10 programme. The students will also be introduced to activities in the community at Wentworth Leisure Centre where they will complete an induction in the fitness suite and participate in a range of fitness classes.

  • Girls
    • Fitness Suite at Wentworth Leisure Centre
    • Fitness class at Wentworth Leisure Centre (including Zumba, Spinning and Body Pump)
    • Trampolining
    • Netball
  • Boys
    • Rugby
    • Trampolining
    • Fitness Suite at Wentworth Leisure Centre
    • Fitness class at Wentworth Leisure Centre (including Zumba, Spinning and Body Pump)

In these activities students will continue to develop their knowledge and understanding of the rules of the activity, as well as working to extend and develop their level of skill and tactical game play. Students will continue to develop their leadership skills from Year 10, taking a variety of roles within the lesson. Students will complete an internal assessment at the end of each unit of work.

Spring Term
Students will continue to access community sporting facilities to experience activities and classes that they may wish to pursue in the future.

  • Girls
    • Fitness Suite at Wentworth Leisure Centre
    • Fitness class at Wentworth Leisure Centre (including Zumba, Spinning and Body Pump)
    • Hockey
    • Football
  • Boys
    • Rugby
    • Trampolining Fitness Suite at Wentworth Leisure Centre
    • Fitness class at Wentworth Leisure Centre (including Zumba, Spinning and Body Pump)
    • Football
    • Badminton

In these activities students will continue to develop their knowledge and understanding of the rules of the activity, as well as working to extend and develop their level of skill and tactical game play. Students will continue to develop their leadership skills from Year 10, and may deliver a full session. Students will complete an internal assessment at the end of each unit of work.

Summer Term
Students will complete their PE programme by refining their skills in summer activities.

  • Girls
    • Rounders
    • Volleyball
    • Tennis
    • Athletics
  • Boys
    • Tennis
    • Volleyball
    • Cricket
    • Athletics

In these activities students will continue to develop their knowledge and understanding of the rules of the activity, as well as working to extend and develop their level of skill and tactical game play. Students will continue to develop their leadership skills from Year 10, and may deliver a full session. Students will complete an internal assessment at the end of each unit of work.

During option block lessons the GCSE students are taught in 2 separate theory groups where the EDEXCEL GCSE PE specification is delivered. The course is following a new specification from 2016 which better prepares students for the progression onto the EDEXCEL A Level qualification.
 
The course has 4 components:

  • Component 1- Fitness and Body Systems
  • Component 2- Health and Performance
  • Component 3- Practical Performance
  • Component 4- Personal Exercise Programme

 A link to the GCSE specification can be found here:

Autumn Term
Component 4- Personal exercise programme
This component is delivered alongside all the previous material as it is an ongoing assessment that is assessed internally and externally moderated.

Component 2- Health and Performance
Topic 1: Health fitness and wellbeing
1.1 Physical, emotional and social health, fitness and wellbeing
1.2 The consequences of a sedentary lifestyle
1.3 Energy use, diet, nutrition and hydration

Component 3- Practical performance
Is delivered throughout the year during students practical PE lessons. Students will be required to perform in 3 different physical activities in the role of either player or performer. Students must choose 3 sports or physical activities, 1 team activity and 1 individual activity and an activity of their choice either team or individual.

Spring Term
Component 2- Health and performance
Topic 3: Socio-cultural influences
3.1 Engagement patterns of different social groups in physical activity in sport
3.2 Commercialisation of physical activity in sport
3.3 Ethical and socio-cultural issues in physical 

Topic 4: Use of data
4.1 Use of data

Component 3- Practical performance
Is delivered throughout the year during students practical PE lessons. Students will be required to perform in 3 different physical activities in the role of either player or performer. Students must choose 3 sports or physical activities, 1 team activity and 1 individual activity and an activity of their choice either team or individual.

Summer Term
Students will complete revision materials, past-paper exams and prepare for their final exam and for external moderation.
External Assessments – AS Exam May / June