Contacting the Team
If you have any questions or concerns about your child, please don’t hesitate to contact a member of the Business team by leaving a message with Reception or by emailing our enquiry address.
We aim to respond to phone calls and emails as quickly as possible, and certainly within 48 hours. Please bear in mind that members of staff may have a day of teaching and may not be able to respond to non-urgent matters until the end of the Academy day or the following Academy day.
By telephone: 0121-464-2737 (main school switchboard)
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Key Stage 3 Physical Education
As part of our ethos for a healthy active life style, Harborne Academy students will be expected to participate in 2 hours of PE 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 Years 7, 8 and 9 will participate in the following activities:
Key Stage 4 Physical Education
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.
- Multi gym
- Table tennis
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 from core PE will start this course in Year 9 and work through until Year 11 where they will gain a nationally recognised qualification in PE and Sport.
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:
- Boys’ Football
- Boys’ Basketball
- Girls’ Basketball
- Multi-gym and fitness (Girls only sessions and mixed sessions)
- Table tennis
“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
“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
“You have to believe in yourself when no one else does”- Serena Williams
Quotes from students on recent Outdoor Education Trip:
“We got to do our activities in groups, we had fun while learning new things”
“I enjoyed all of the activities and learnt some things I did not know”