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Physical Education

Physical Education is a stimulating subject where all students are encouraged to develop an understanding of Physical Education and Sport, challenge themselves and develop their own ability to perform in an exciting variety of activities. The PE department creates a supportive and collaborative learning environment, where we use our wide-ranging facilities, including a new fitness suite, sports hall, all weather astroturf pitch, track and outdoor space to encourage all students to take part in and enjoy sport.  Physical Education is important in developing a variety of skills including teamwork, confidence and resilience. It is not only important for educating students about how to keep fit and healthy, but also provides a route into a variety of careers and university courses, such as coaching, sport science and physiotherapy. 

Course content 

Years 7-9

Students work on developing their knowledge and understanding, planning for performance, applying and performing and reflecting and improving performance through a variety of different sports such as:  

  • Gymnastics 
  • Dance 
  • Football 
  • Rugby 
  • Netball 
  • Hockey
  • Handball  
  • Athletics 
  • Rounders 
  • Tennis 
  • Cricket 

Years 10 & 11

Core Physical Education 

Physical Education remains a core subject throughout Key Stage 4 where we deliver enriching experiences through the wide range of activities offered, from dance and fitness to football and volleyball; our main aim is to promote lifelong participation in sport and physical activity, and to develop skills to enable students to take on a variety of roles in sport including coaching, officiating, organisers and general leadership.  


The GCSE Physical Education course is made up of practical and theoretical elements. Students study two main areas of theory which are 'the human body and movement' and 'socio-cultural influences and wellbeing'. Practically, we offer a wide range of different sports within school and students are also encouraged to partake in their own sports that take place offsite such as skiing, rock climbing and swimming. Students are assessed in their strongest three sports, and have to take part in both individual and team sports. 

Co-curricular opportunities

We offer an extensive co-curricular programme where students have the opportunity to participate in activities from recreational level to county and national competitions. In addition to these clubs, we hold termly interhouse competitions and an annual sports day.  

Sport, Exercise and Health Science has been without a doubt my favourite subject to study this year. With the support from my teachers and peers, learning Sport Exercise and Health Science has been so enjoyable and interesting. There is nothing better than immersing yourself with the subject! 

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