Football Futures Pathway

Through our unique partnership with Doncaster Elite Football Academy, we offer the BTEC National Diploma (2 A-level equivalent) or Extended Diploma (3 A-Level equivalent) in Sport and Exercise Science and the choice of additional A-Levels to supplement your studies.

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Sport and Physical Education forms a very important part of school life and is considered a mark of excellence at Hall Cross Academy. We aim to provide a sporting curriculum that serves to engage and excite all pupils, developing their skills and understanding of health and fitness.

Pupils enjoy an extremely varied Physical Education curriculum. At lower school, each student receives 2 hours of Physical Education each week in lessons. In addition, we offer a range of daily extra-curricular opportunities at lunchtime and after school. In lessons, pupils experience traditional sports such as rugby, hockey, football, badminton, gymnastics, basketball, netball as well as other alternative activities such as table tennis, parkour, fitness, and handball. We are very lucky to have our own swimming pool at Hall Cross Academy that we make good use of throughout the year. Our year 7 pupils use the pool during lesson time and they are invited to join our very successful swimming team. As students progress through the school, they are able to personalize their curriculum to select a pathway of activities that best suits their interests.

Many of our pupils are keen to work in the sport and fitness industry and we help them to achieve this goal through the delivery of a variety of high-quality courses. We offer a choice of courses at each key stage that allows our students to select a course that suits their needs and preferred assessment style. At KS4 we deliver GCSE PE and NCFE in Health and Fitness and at KS5 we deliver A level PE and BTEC Sport and Exercise Science that can be linked to the Football Future’s Pathway. These courses are taught in interactive and engaging ways through projects, theoretical sessions, and practical work.

We are very proud of our sports teams at Hall Cross Academy. We compete successfully in regional and national competitions in a wide range of sports including hockey, rugby, football, netball, cricket, athletics, and more. Each year we organise sports tours and presentation evenings to celebrate our success and proud sporting history. We recognise individual and team achievement and present a number of awards in front of parents and other members of the school community.

There are many opportunities for all pupils to be involved in activity through our extensive extra-curricular programme, leadership academy, inter-form activity, and sports club links. This year we have been awarded the School Games Mark, a government-led awards scheme that rewards schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. We share valuable partnerships with a number of sports clubs that support us in the delivery of our clubs, providing facilities, and hosting competitions. These include Doncaster Knights RUFC, Doncaster Rovers FC, Doncaster Athletics Club, and Danum Eagles Basketball Club, to name but a few. We are always looking to add new activities that will engage and encourage our young people to regularly participate in physical activity and sport.

Please enjoy browsing our site and discovering a little more about sport at Hall Cross Academy.

Miss K Stephens
Head of Physical Education

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