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Nottingham Girls' Academy


Ms Henderson - Head of PE - “I enjoy teaching a wide range of sporting activities, as well as the theoretical aspects of PE. I also participate in a range of sports such as surfing and football as I currently play for Sheffield United Football Club.”

Mrs Turner-Ramadan - Teacher of PE - Assistant Principal - “I have taught here at NGA for 5 years with one of those years teaching in Australia, to discover different sports and methods of delivery to integrate into our system. I am very passionate about my job and how we can all make a difference.  I love to keep fit and active by playing varying sports and I have represented GBR in football and England in Aussie Rules Football."

Ms Burke - Teacher of PE - Assistant Head of Year 10 “I have worked as a multi-skills coach with in the city. Travelled to America and South Africa football coaching. I have played rugby for 14 years and my highlight was scoring the winning try against Canada.”

Miss B Oakes - Teacher of PE 


What we offer

Key Stage 4 Theory Curriculum

Btec Level 1/ 2 First Award in Sport (NQF)

Mandatory Units: Fitness for Sport and Exercise & Practical Sports Performance

Other Units: Leading Sports Activities & The Mind and Sports Performance

How will I be assessed?

Unit 1: External assessment through a one hour on-screen test carried out under exam conditions.

Units 2, 3 + 6: Internal assessment through coursework tasks set for each unit.

Why choose this course?

  • You have a passion or keen interest in sport.
  • You wish to develop personal skills through practical participation and performance in a range of activities.
  • You wish to gain a wider understanding and appreciation of health related fitness, sports and exercise.
  • You wish to develop people, planning, communication and team work skills.

What qualifications can I gain?

This qualification is a level 2 qualification, the equivalent of 1 GCSE. If these are not achieved a Level 1 or Unclassified grade may be awarded.

Btec   grade

1 GCSE   equivalent grade



Level 1


Level 2 Pass       


Level 2 Merit


Level 2 Distinction


Distinction *


Post 16 progression:

The Edexcel BTEC Level 2 First Award in Sport provides a good foundation for learners in post–16 education, or to entry level job roles within the sport sector. Achievements at level 2 provide a suitable foundation for further study within the sport sector through progression on to other vocational qualifications such as Edexcel Level 3 qualification in Sport.

Key Stage 5 Theory Curriculum

Level 3

Btec Subsidiary Diploma in Sport - (60 credits - Equivalent to 1 A Level – 120 Ucas Points)

Mandatory Units: The Physiology of Fitness, Assessing Risk in Sport, Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport and Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise.

Other Units: Fitness Training and Programming, Current Issues in Sport and Athletes Lifestyle.

How will I be assessed?

The BTEC Subsidiary Diploma is 100% coursework assessed and may include portfolio work. Projects are submitted for marking on a regular basis throughout the course. They are assessed internally by your teachers and then moderated by the board.

What qualifications can I gain?

The BTEC Subsidiary Diploma is equivalent to one A Level and carries a maximum of 120 UCAS points. The BTEC Certificate, awarded after successful completion of one year, is equivalent to an AS Level and carries a maximum of 60 UCAS points. Students must complete and pass the first year to be awarded a BTEC Certificate and the full 2 years of the course to receive the full BTEC Subsidiary Diploma.

Btec   grade

1 A   Level equivalent grade







Distinction *


Entry requirements

Students studying a BTEC Subsidiary Diploma programme must have achieved at least a Grade C in Maths and/or English. Students who have studied a Level 2 Diploma/Certificate or a BTEC First Award should have achieved at least Merit grades. 

What is the career progression/pathway?

  • PE Teacher
  • Personal Trainer
  • Sports Development work
  • Physiotherapist
  • Sports Nutritionist
  • Sports Psychologist


Year 10
Unit B451: An introduction to Physical Education
The examination is taken at the end of year 10 in the summer term.
Unit B452: Practical Performance and Analysis
This unit consists of two practical performances from two different activity areas and an Analysing Lifestyle Task (AL).
Year 11
Unit B543: Developing knowledge in Physical Education
The examination is taken at the end of year 11 in the summer term.
Unit B454: Practical Performance and Analysis
This unit consists of two practical performances from any activity areas; however they must not be a repeat of the year 10 activities. Also in this unit candidates must complete an Analysing Skill Performance Task (AP) for one activity.


  • Sports Leaders Level 1 Award
  • Young Leaders
  • Core PE to Key Stage 3 and 4
  • Links with Primary Schools offering Specialist PE lessons


Results for July 2014

Year 11 BTEC Diploma in Sport

  • 100% pass rate
  • 2 Distinction *’s, 3 Merits and 4 Passes

Year 12 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Sport

  • 100% pass rate
  • 5 Merit Certificates

Year 13 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Sport

  • 100% pass rate
  • 1 Merit Certificate


  • 100% pass rate

Champion Teams (2014) with many teams ranking 2nd, 3rd and 4th in various competitions.

  • Year 7 Futsal (Gold)
  • Year 7 Basketball (Gold)
  • Year 7 Gymnastics (Gold)
  • Year 10 Gymnastics (Bronze)
  • Year 11 Trampolining (Silver) 

Champion Individuals (2014)

  • Neveah Thomas - Year 8 Pupil broke all records for Shot Put throughout the year in many sporting competitions.

Athletics Team Success (2014)

  • Year 7/8 pupils managed to get into every final at the city athletics competition for the first time in NGA history.

Sport in Primary Schools

All primary schools in the local area have been offered six-weeks of specialist PE provision.  We currently have links with Burford Primary School, Berridge Primary School and Bentinck Primary School.


We offer a wide range of enrichment opportunities to support the curriculum:

  • Surfing
  • The Duke of Edinburgh's Award
  • PGL Team Building
  • Bowling
  • Gym

PE Kit

The Academy has strict guidelines on dress and all pupils are expected to wear the full Academy uniform. The PE kit for all years is detailed below:

  • Black short-sleeved sports polo shirt with purple panels and Academy logo
  • Black long-sleeved reversible sports shirt with purple panels and Academy logo
  • Black track suit bottoms with grey stripe
  • Suitable trainers or other PE footwear

Useful Links:

Nottingham Wildcats Arena

Notts Athletic Club

Beechdale Swimming Centre