Physical Education – Sporting achievement & academic attainment
Taking part in Physical Education
The Physical Education Department at Essa Academy is a very forward thinking and innovative department that offers all students a wide range of opportunities for sporting achievement and academic attainment.
Students attend PE for three hours a week at Essa. During this time students experience a broad range of activities from team invasion games, striking and fielding games and net/wall games as well as problem solving activities, Fitness, Judo and Dance. Every child at Essa will leave with a qualification in BTEC Sport, and may opt to follow GCSE PE.
Essa Academy’s sports hall hall is equipped with two large screens and projectors that enable students to observe and analyse various sports performances. Additionally, students have access to thirty PE dedicated iPad 2’s that they can use to video each other’s performances in a range of sports. Students can watch these performances through Apple Airplay.
Essa Academy’s extensive facilities include a state of the art sports hall, 3G AstroTurf, three netball courts, four tennis courts, playing fields accommodating a football pitch, rounders pitch and athletics track and a dance studio.