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As part of our ethos for a healthy active life style, Harborne Academy students will be expected to participate in 2 hours of Physical Education each week. As a department we feel that this helps promote a life-long love of sport, health and well-being which students can take with them on their journey through school and beyond.

All students in year 7, 8 and 9 will participate in the following activities:

•       Athletics

•       Badminton

•       Basketball

•       Cricket

•       Gymnastics

•       Handball

•       Hockey

•       Hockey

•       Rounder’s

•       Rugby

•       Tennis

•       Trampoline


During years 10 and 11, students will follow a core PE course which will help develop previously learnt skills in KS3 and apply them to more game based situations


•       Athletics

•       Badminton

•       Basketball

•       Cricket

•       Football

•       Handball

•       Hockey

•       Multi gym

•       Rounders

•       Table tennis

•       Tennis

•       Trampoline

PE and Sport as a vocational exam

More able PE students will be given the opportunity to participate in a vocational course, OCR Sports Studies. Students who have been selected form core PE will start this course in year 9 and work through until year 11 where they will gain a nationally recognise qualification in PE and Sport.

Exam information:

Exam board: OCR

Course title: OCR National Sports Studies L1+2

Breakdown of course:

25%- Written Exam

25%- Developing individual and team skills

25%- Sports Leadership

25%- Outdoor Education

Sports Studies Outdoor Education Trip


Overall Year Plan:


Enrichment opportunities and Sports Day


Extra curricular activities:

In addition to all the above activities, the following sports are on offer as part of the PE extracurricular programme:

•        Athletics

•        Badminton

•        Boxfit

•        Boys’ Football

•        Boys’ Basketball

•        Cricket

•        Girls’ Basketball

•        Handball

•        Multi-gym and fitness (Girls only sessions and mixed sessions)

•        Table tennis

•        Trampoline

•        Volleyball

Sporting Guests:


Sporting Quotes:

“To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them.” – Picabo Street

“You have to believe in yourself when no one else does”- Serena Williams

“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” – Tim Notke

“Do today what others won’t, so tomorrow you can do what others can’t” – Jerry Rice

Quotes from students on recent Outdoor Ed Trip:

“We got to do our activities in groups, we had fun while learning new things”- Gideon

“I enjoyed all of the activities and learnt some things I did not know” -  Alina

Useful websites: 


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