Numerous studies have shown that fit and healthy young people achieve the best results across the curriculum. Sport and physical activity helps teach us to rise to challenges and work both independently and cooperatively.
Our aim is to engage students in a healthy and active lifestyle in a range of sports and activities so that these skills are developed and a lifelong exercise habit is embraced.
Students are given the opportunity to develop as performers, sports leaders and officials. In addition to local fixtures we have many athletes performing outside of school in a range of sports at all levels of representation including county, regional and national standards.
An extensive extra-curricular programme is available to all students both at lunch and after school. These clubs range from recreational fun to competitive leagues and tournaments.
Previous sports college funding secured our excellent facilities with access to an amazing sports centre and our own multi purpose performance enhancement centre (PEC).
To complement our core PE programme, we currently deliver GCSE PE at Year 11 and also now BTEC Sport for both Year 10 and Year 11.
In Key Stage 3 PE lessons students develop their physical fitness, skills and techniques in a number of activities. Students experience both traditional sports like football, rugby, hockey and netball but also sports such as ultimate Frisbee. Students will improve important qualities such as decision making, tactical awareness and being able to evaluate their own and others performances. Students are assessed on their physical, social and analytical skills across Key Stage 3.
In Year 10 and 11 students follow a more personalised programme with pathways suited to the competiveness of the individual and group they are in. Alternative sports such as Kinball and access to the fitness suite are introduced to broaden students’ experience.
During core PE lessons students build upon their knowledge, skills and understanding developed at Key Stage 3 and apply them to more demanding situations. At Year 11 students earn the right to have the option to select activities that are of most interest to them to further personalise their learning and get the most out of the lessons.