At Bristol Metropolitan Academy our broad and balanced curriculum coupled with high-quality delivery, allows for the highest levels of engagement and enjoyment to create students who will become physical active for life. We encourage our students to be advocates for the benefits of a healthy active lifestyle, demonstrating confidence, empathy and respect. They will have an appreciation of the benefits to physical, mental and social wellbeing by partaking in a variety of opportunities and challenges.
Physical Literacy, combined with quality first teaching, underpins all delivery within the Bristol Met PE Department. Lessons develop students’ movement, knowledge, actions and mentality in a safe and positive environment. Students enjoy many traditional games such as Rugby, Football, Netball, Cricket, Basketball and Athletics as well as Gymnastics, Raquet Sports and Outdoor and Adventurous Activities. Examination PE has a student-centred approach where courses are matched to specific student cohorts within their context that provide the best chance for success. Across the department we offer GCSE PE as well as BTEC Sport and Dance.
Staff offer talent pathways for students to reach their full potential, with opportunities offered before, during and after school for all students within Basketball, Cheerleading and Fencing. Relationships have been created with several external sports clubs who use our facilities on a weekly basis.
The Fencing academy is a CLF wide initiative setup to offer an elite outlet to pupils disengaged with traditional team sports. The pupils regularly compete against a variety of public schools such as Sherbourne and Millfield and are the only school in Bristol to host their own Fencing Competition. In recent years the academy has produced regional winners and national representatives in varying age ranges.
The Storm Angels Cheerleading Squad has transformed participation in girls PE and has achieved numerous regional and national titles including Exeter Cheerfest, South West Varsity and the National Schools Cheer Competition. Up to 50 pupils train twice a week with professional coaches in order to succeed.
We compete in many Level 2 School Games competitions and currently hold a Silver School Games award.
The department offer a variety of academic courses including BTEC Sport, GCSE PE and BTEC Dance where pupils can build upon knowledge built in PE lessons during Year 7 and 8. These are often among the most popular subjects in the school with as many as 70 student opting onto the courses each year