Physical Education at West Lakes Academy aims to enhance student health, physical development, well-being and participation through a wide range of physical activity opportunities.  All activities are aimed at fun and enjoyment while also being purposeful and meaningful within everyday student life.

Physical education at West Lakes Academy not only promotes student health and well-being, but enhances other vital life skills such as team work, co-operation and analysis of skills and performance – all of which require thought as well as effort.

At West Lakes we have a broad based curriculum which supports all students’ needs and abilities.  This is further enhanced as they progress through the school with access to BTEC, Coaching awards and A levels/BTEC Level 3 in Sport.

Key Stage 3

Currently in Key Stage 3 the activities offered are:

Students will receive 2 x 55 minutes of Physical Education per week and will have access to a wide range of activities.

GAMES: Hockey, Rugby, Netball, Football, Cricket, Badminton, Basketball, Rounders and Softball.

PE: Health related Fitness, Gymnastics, Athletics and Cross Country.

Students also have access to numerous extra-curricular clubs which change in accordance with the terms and seasons.

Key Stage 4

At key stage 4 all students continue to receive 2 x 55 minutes of physical education per week.

Students will continue to cover a wide range of physical activities within their lessons in Core PE.

Students in year 9 can opt for the 3 year BTEC Sport course (equivalent to two or four GCSEs).  This course covers a wide range of topics relating to sport e.g. fitness, performance, coaching and anatomy and physiology.

Post 16

At present we offer:

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport (EDEXCEL)

This course covers a varied range of topics related to sport and allows students the opportunity to discover their own learning.


Information on sports clubs, classes and fixtures will be made available via the academy bulletin, PE staff and SIMS Activities.