Physical Education is one of the fastest growing subject areas, and it provides many exciting opportunities for students. It allows students to develop both physical and intellectual skills, and to improve practical performance.
The government requires that pupils are to take part in at least 2 hours of high quality physical education per week.
Key Stage 3
A broad curriculum is offered to all pupils in the lower years, combining a mixture of traditional and modern activities. The girls are encouraged to take part in a variety of roles including coach, umpire and performer.
Key Stage 4
Students are able to follow GCSE PE at Key Stage 4. These extend their abilities both practically and theoretically in relation to the healthy performer. Girls not taking a Physical Education option are still required to participate in 2 hours of core lessons. Leadership and team-building play a major role in this curriculum. All pupils in Year 10 will complete the Level 1 Sports Leaders Award.
Key Stage 5
Within the sixth form, opportunities are available to study Physical Education at both AS and A2 level and through a BTEC course.