|Head of Department:||Miss R Burn|
Lower School Physical Education consists of a broad and balanced programme, which includes dance, gymnastics, health related exercise, athletics, outdoor adventurous activities along with a variety of team games. Within the programme students improve their skills, learn how to adapt and apply skills to different activities, gain the ability to evaluate and improve performances, understand about health and fitness as well as developing their tactics & composition ideas.
In Years 10 and 11, the emphasis is placed on physical activity and students adopting responsibilities within a sporting setting. This 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, skills coaches, officials and organisers in a number of games, fitness and athletics activities. Activities such as touch ball, swimming, golf, world games and cheerleading are introduced to maintain motivation levels and interest. There is also the opportunity to obtain the Junior 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 A/S and A Level Physical Education course, which involves theoretical aspects from Skill Acquisition, Anatomy and Physiology, Socio Cultural and practical in Year 12 and Psychology, Historical, Exercise Physiology and practical sport in Year 13
The school sport programme at lunchtime, after school and at weekends is extensive and 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.
Miss R Burn