Curriculum Physical Education is delivered throughout all Key Stages and at GCSE, BTEC, AS and A2 levels. Public examination results have been very good at all levels. Curricular Physical Education is supported by extra curricular activities of the highest order.
The School has a genuine commitment to physical education and sport with many staff within the School supporting PE and sport in an extra–curricular capacity. This growing programme is supported further by specialist external coaches.
Key Stage 3
Time allocation: 4 x 1 hour periods per fortnight. Classes are taught as mixed ability form groups during Year 7 of approximately 30 pupils. In Year 8 and 9 classes are taught in strategic learning groups.
Key Stage 4
Time allocation: 4 x 1 hour periods per fortnight. Currently two groups per year follow GCSE Physical Education (OCR specification) alongside two Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Sport groups each with 5 x 1 hour periods.
All students are timetabled for Physical Recreation on Wednesday afternoon and this time slot has been preserved across the two week timetable. The OCR AS/A2 Physical Education specification is followed; we currently run one group at AS and A2 level. Time allocation: 9 x 1 hour periods per fortnight. The School also offers Edexcel’s Level 3 BTEC First Diploma in Sport at post 16.
A large number of students go on to pursue Physical Education/Sport related courses at University or as a career.
The Department has outstanding on site facilities including:
Large sports hall (including 4 indoor cricket bays)
Swimming pool + Lifeguard
Synthetic turf pitch (floodlit)
Tennis courts (two floodlit)
Extensive grass playing areas
Junior cricket square and synthetic wicket.
Senior cricket square (and pavilion)
Grass athletics track.
2 academic teaching rooms.