Physical Education

The Department of Physical Education has established a county wide reputation for excellence in sport.

The Department aims to provide a balanced education with the emphasis on individual physical and cognitive development through curriculum lessons and a varied games programme that caters for recreational pursuits and competitive sports. Through this programme, every pupil has the opportunity to enhance their own personal development in areas such as building motor skills and the essential value of working within a team.

First Form to Third Form

Pupils in these year groups undertake a programme of traditional Physical Education lessons, each lasting one hour. Pupils follow courses in physical literacy, fundamental motor skills, spatial awareness and tactical planning. Dance and gymnastics are two of the many activities and sports used to develop the pupils as competent and confident performers.

Fourth Form to Fifth Form

Pupils in the Fourth and Fifth Forms have the option to select GCSE Physical Education and approximately half of each year group undertake the Edexcel course. The course combines applying practice and theory with improving personal performance. The department boasts a 100% pass rate at A*–C.

Head of Physical Education: Miss A M Woodcock

Trips, Activities and Extension

All pupils will have the opportunity to experience a full fixture list in a variety of sports throughout the school year. The Heads of Sport enter teams and individuals in the County Tournaments and Championships in their respective sports, many teams go on to represent the School in the Regional and National rounds. Teams are also offered the opportunity to compete abroad on a Sports Tour.

Sports Star Visit

As part of the Sky Sports Living for Sport Project, the Physical Education Department welcome a Sports Star who works with pupils on core principles including teamwork, strategy and leadership. The last visit was from ex-South African rugby player, Thinus Delport.

Trip to Bath University

Fourth Form pupils are offered the chance to visit the Bath University Sports Village for advanced Physical Education workshops.

Sports Tutorial

First and Second Forms pupils benefit from a series of themed Sports tutorials, with the most recent visit from Dan the Skipping Man!

Lunchtime Clubs and AOB

The Physical Education Department run an extensive and diverse range of clubs and AOBs which offer pupils the chance either to practice sport alongside the current curriculum or try something completely new. Examples of some of the recent AOB options include; Climbing, Fitness Fiesta, Golf, Let’s Play Basketball, Street Hockey, Table Tennis, Touch Rugby, Rugby League, Taekwondo, Yoga, Zumba, Gym Circuit Traning, Physical Self Improvement, Self Defence, Balance Your Body and Let’s Play Tennis.