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

During option block lessons the AS students are taught in a single theory group where the EDEXCEL AS PE specification is delivered. The year 13 cohort have 3 teachers delivering the separate units of the course.
 
The units are highlighted below:

  • Component 1- Scientific principles of physical education
  • Topic 1: Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Topic 2: Exercise physiology and applied movement analysis 
  • Component 2- Psychological and Social principles of physical education
  • Topic 3: Skill Acquisition
  • Topic 4: Sport Psychology
  • Topic 5: Sport and Society
  • Component 3- Practical performance
  • Component 4 performance analysis and performance development programme. 

Autumn Term
Teacher 1: Component 1- Scientific principles of physical education
Topic 1: Applied anatomy and physiology
1.4 Energy systems: fatigue and recovery
Teacher 2: Component 2- Psychological and Social principles of physical education
Topic 3: Skill Acquisition

3.7 memory models

Teacher 3: Component 3- Practical performance & Component 4 performance analysis and performance development programme
Ongoing internally assessed piece of coursework delivered in both a practical and theoretical setting.
Component 3: Practical performance - Students are required to perform in one sport or physical activity in the role of either performer or coach.
Component 4: Performance analysis and development plan- Students are required to investigate two components of their chosen sport or  physical activity. This must be a physiological component and either a technical or tactical component. This is presented as a written report that is internally assessed and externally moderated.
 
Spring Term
Teacher 1: Component 1 - Scientific principles of physical education
Topic 2: Exercise physiology and applied movement analysis
2.3 Injury Prevention and the rehabilitation of injury
2.4 Linear Motion
2.5 Angular Motion
2.6 Projectile motion
2.7 Fluid mechanics

Teacher 2: Component 2- Psychological and Social principles of physical education
Topic 4: Sport psychology
4.4 Attribution Theory
4.6 Confidence and self efficacy
4.7 Leadership
Teacher 3: Component 3- Practical performance & Component 4 performance analysis and performance development programme
Ongoing internally assessed piece of coursework delivered in both a practical and theoretical setting.
Component 3: Practical performance - Students are required to perform in one sport or physical activity in the role of either performer or coach.
Component 4: Performance analysis and development plan- Students are required to investigate two components of their chosen sport or  physical activity. This must be a physiological component and either a technical or tactical component. This is presented as a written report that is internally assessed and externally moderated.
 Component 2- Psychological and Social principles of physical education
Topic 5: Sport and society
5.3 Commercialisation of sport
5.4 Ethics and deviance in sport
5.5 The relationship between sport and the media
5.6 Development routes from talend ID through to elite performance

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