King James' School


Head of Department: Miss R Burn

Lower School Physical Education consists of a broad and balanced programme, which includes dance, gymnastics, fitness, athletics, outdoor adventurous activities along with a variety of team games. Within the programme, students improve their practical skills, learn how to adapt and apply them to different activities, gain the ability to evaluate and improve performances, understand health and fitness as well as developing their tactics & composition ideas. Pupils are encouraged to work together, develop their team work and communication, as well as have the opportunity to take on different leadership roles.

In Years 10 and 11, the emphasis is placed on physical activity and students adopting responsibilities within a sporting setting, as well as trying new activities to encourage more participation outside of school. PE at Key Stage 4 equips them with the skills and confidence to lead active and healthy lifestyles after they leave school. Students actively take on the role as fitness coaches, tacticians, coaches and officials in a number of games, fitness and athletics activities. Activities such as handball, ultimate frisbee, golf, world games and zumba are introduced to maintain motivation levels and interest. There is also the opportunity to obtain the Level 1 Sports Leaders Award and to follow one of the highly popular courses such as GCSE Physical Education or BTEC Sport.

The Department runs a successful AS and A Level Physical Education course, which involves theoretical aspects from Skill Acquisition, Anatomy and Physiology, Sport History as well as a practical element and an analysis piece of coursework.

The Department’s extra-curricular programme at lunchtime and after school is extensive, with over forty clubs running throughout the week. It includes recreational clubs and activities as well as competitive sports.  The school enters both Area, County and National level competitions in a number of different sports.

Teaching Staff:

Miss R Burn
Mr A Atkinson
Miss L Baker
Mr E Churchill
Mrs L Cooper
Mr K Hall
Mrs L Holdsworth
Miss B Parker
Mr L Stubbins 
Mr K Wilson