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Skegness Academy


"The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires."
William Arthur Ward

Meet the PE department

John Maycock – Assistant Principal - Sport and Social Science Facility
"I graduated with a sports degree from Bedfordshire University and qualified as a teacher through a GTP at the Skegness Academy. I enjoy teaching both practical aspects of physical education as well as the theory elements. I also have a passion for delivering extra-curricular clubs so pupils have the opportunity to develop their skills in competitive fixtures.

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What we offer

The Physical Education curriculum is diverse and aims to meet the needs of all pupils, it cater for those pupils who enjoy games type activities and those that would prefer the more aesthetic or individual type activities.

The curriculum follows a set template in year 7 - 9, then becomes much more option based in year 9 - 11 alongside the core P.E. offer.

The Academy uses an assessment plan that allows all pupils in the academy to achieve, whether they are a performer or a leader.

Key Stage 4

OCR Cambridge National Level 2 Sport Science

Elite sport has embraced sport science disciplines wholeheartedly in the past few decades, moving from a perspective which assumed the primacy of natural talent in producing outstanding performance, to one which considers every detail of an athlete's training programme, rest time, environment and psychology in the pursuit of excellence.  The Cambridge Nationals in Sport Science offer students the opportunity to study key areas of sport science including anatomy and physiology linked to fitness, health, injury and performance; the science of training and application of training principles, and psychology in sport and sports performance,

What aspects of sport will I study?

  • Unit 1 - Reducing the risk of sports injuries (externally set examination)B
  • By completing this unit, learners will know how to prepare participants to take part in physical activity in a way which minimises the risk of injuries occurring, how to react to common injuries that can occur during sport and how to recognise the symptoms of some common medical conditions, providing a good foundation to undertake formal first aid training and qualifications.


  • Unit 2 - Applying principles of training.
  • Learners will develop knowledge and understanding of the principles and methods of training and the application of these in the design of training programmes along with practical skills in fitness testing.


  • Unit 3 - Sports Psychology
  • Within this unit, learners will look at some of the key elements of sport psychology and use some of the strategies and techniques utilised in pursuit of excellence in sports performance.


  • Unit 4 - Sports Nutrition
  • Throughout this unit, students will consider the composition of a healty, balanced diet.  They will also consider the necessity of certain nutrients in particular quantities and the effects of a poor diet.  They will reflect upon the role that diet plays in different sports and activities, and use the knowledge gained to produce an appropriate, effective diet plan for a performer.


Key Stage 5 

OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 Sport

Assessment Structure

Students will be assessed through two methods within both years of the course.

Internally assessed coursework - this will be completed through word documents, power points, witness statements, video recordings, session plans, observation records and presentations.

Externally assessed examinations - one examination will be sat in each year of the course.

Future Prospects from studying Sport

Studying sport can lead to a variety of careers which include:-

P.E. teacher, fitness instructor, sports coach, physiotherapist, sports development officer, sports official, leisure centre manager, strength and conditioning coach, sports nutritionist, sports therapist, sports analyst, sports journalist and sport manager.

What aspects of sport will I study?

  • Unit 1 - Body systems and the effects of physical activity.
  • In this unit you will gain an understanding of the structures and functions of the key body systems, how these support and impact performance in sport and physical activity and the effects that physical activity, training and lifestyle can have on them.  This unit will be externally assessed through an examination.


  • Unit 2 - Sports coaching and activity leadership.
  • In this unit you will be asked to demonstrate your knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of sports coaches and leaders and how these differ from each other and from other roles involved in the delivery of sport and physical activity.  You will need to show an understanding of the principles that underpin sports coaching and leading before going on to plan, prepare for, deliver and review a series of sports or activity session based on the neds of the participants.  This unit will be internally assessed through coursework based tasks.



Year 13 - Extended Certificate (equivalent to an A Level)

  • Unit 3 - Sports organization and development
  • In this unit you will gain an understanding of the organisations involved in sport in the UK, their roles and responsibilities and how they work together.  You will also gain an understanding of sports development, including the organisations involved, who sports development is targeted at and why, how sports development is carried out and how the success of sports development can be measured.
  • This unit will be externally assessed through an examination.

Optional Units

You will need to study two further units which will be internally assessed through coursework based tasks.  The selection of units will depend on your future career in sport and can include:-

Physical activity for specific groups, organisation of sports events, nutrition and diet for sport and exercise, sports injuries and rehabilitation, practical skills in sport and physical activities.


The Academy has an extensive range of extra-curricular activities that support the curriculum, this changes on a termly basis. The following clubs are offered:

Term 1 After School Activities

  • Football
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Rugby
  • Dance
  • Trampolining
  • Judo
  • Cross Country
  • Iron man training
  • Conditioning for all sports
  • Table Tennis
  • Archery


The Academy provides pupils with access to high quality facilities:

  • 7 Netball/Tennis courts
  • Sports Hall
  • Auditorium with stage area
  • 3 football pitches (1 senior/1 Junior/1 9x9)
  • Grid squares
  • 1 Rugby Pitch
  • 4 land 400m track
  • 6 lane 200m track
  • 8 lane 100m straight
  • Fitness Suite

PE Kit

The Academy has strict guidelines on dress and all pupils are expected to wear the full Academy uniform.

Please click here for details of the P.E. expectations and kit.

Events and Fixtures

There is a comprehensive fixture list that includes football, rugby, basketball and netball.

The Boys Football teams play in The league, The League Cup, County Cup and National Cup, U12, U13, U14, U15, U16.

The Girls Football Team play in the County and National Cup, U13, U14, U16.


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