Physical Education is a subject which can inspire anyone, regardless of ability. We aim to motivate and facilitate the pursuit of a healthy and active lifestyle through the provision of numerous opportunities and activities that can be accessed both during curricular and extra-curricular time. As a department, we recognise that strengths in Physical Education may lie in areas such as Leadership and officiating as opposed to just physical performance, therefore students are able to experience these roles in all avenues of the subject. A comprehensive selection of extra-curricular activities are provided and encourage pupils to improve their competency levels, as well as represent the school in a myriad of leagues, competitions and tournaments at local and National level. We also host a Talented Athlete programme based on the Youth Sports Trust Junior Athlete Education Programme, which provides advice and support through workshops and consultation for our elite performers (County and higher) and their parents, in an attempt to gain a healthy balance between the pursuit of excellence in their chosen sport and the realisation of their academic potential.
As pupils progress to Key Stage 4 (Y10 & 11) they have the opportunity to gain nationally recognised awards as part of their PE programme, including Young Life Savers, Level 1 in Junior Sports Leadership, British Canoe Union 1 and 2 star awards, and the National Navigation Award scheme. An element of flexibility is also provided so that pupils can access all of these over the two year period if they so wish.
For students who aspire to achieving a GCSE and/or A Level in a PE specific area, the department also provides an increasingly academic route, which is highly subscribed to every year and creates a firm foundation for further study at University in the ever developing field of Sport.