The PE Department at Cranleigh Abu Dhabi intends to empower pupils with the knowledge, values and personal qualities to be confident lifelong physical activity participants.
We believe that PE is unique in its ability to develop the 'whole' child. We value PE lessons highly and extended curriculum opportunities where our students' relationships, social development, enjoyment and health are enhanced and promoted.
We strive to ensure that health, fitness and sporting opportunities are available for all and can co-exist in a busy school environment.
Aims for Physical Education lessons are:
In the Pre-Prep we give pupils the confidence, motivation, skills and knowledge to be active. The fundamental movement skills are taught thematically to enable cross-curricular links and to ensure pupils are able to explore, create and have fun. We allow the pupils the opportunity to develop and be challenged at an appropriate level.
In the Prep School students will cover a range of activities including athletics, basketball, badminton, cricket, dance, gymnastics, fitness, football, fundamentals, netball, rugby, tennis, net and wall, striking and fielding, swimming and trampolining.
In the Senior School, the students may cover football, basketball, rugby, tennis, strength and conditioning, cricket, athletics, badminton, trampolining, volleyball, dance and netball.
Visit the Co-curricular pages to find out about sports teams within the Cranleigh Abu Dhabi Prep and Senior schools.
By selecting Physical Education as an academic subject in Year 10 students will receive a well-rounded introduction to the world of PE, sport and sport science through the combination of physical performance and academic challenges. Students study:
PE, sport and dance each offer a unique platform on which to explore a multitude of holistic learning opportunities. For instance, the ethical or moral controversies in sport can give teachers a range of educational stimuli for debate, reasoning and critical thinking. Finally, all cross-curricular links between PE and subjects such as Performing Arts, Science, English and Maths allow our students to integrate their learning across a wider range of subjects.
At Cranleigh Abu Dhabi we offer BTEC International Level 3 in Sport qualification. Students explore topics such as anatomy and physiology, sports nutrition and psychology. Students also have the opportunity to engage with industry experts from Abu Dhabi University and NYU Abu Dhabi where they explore and participate in fitness testing and sports nutrition.
The assessment approach for the BTEC qualification allows students to receive feedback on their progress throughout the course, as they provide evidence towards meeting the unit assessment and grading criteria.
Units covered may include:
Students will be able to access Universities and continue their studies to degree level. Many universities will accept BTEC students as they are aware that the study skills they have developed over two years will greatly enhance their ability to complete a degree qualification.
This qualification also creates a number of pathways into employment including fitness/ personal training, sports rehabilitation and coaching.