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Girls’ School

Physical Education

Aims of the Department

  • Enjoyment
  • Exercise
  • Education

These three aims are derived from the National Curriculum for Physical Education which aims to ensure that by the end of Key Stage 4, all pupils:

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • lead healthy, active lives.


Pupils will experience dances from different traditions, from the British Isles and elsewhere.

Cross Curricular Themes

Within the GCSE, Key Stage 4 Sports Leadership course and A-Level pupils will look in detail at careers in sport.

Throughout PE in all years pupils are constantly made aware of the health and fitness aspects of participating in physical activities, and the role of exercise in establishing and maintaining health.


In all areas of activity, we vary our teaching and learning styles to encourage children of differing abilities to achieve success and progress. We have excellent facilities and equipment to challenge both the able and less able.

All pupils are continually assessed in all activities. These assessments are then discussed within the whole department and an overall report grade for performance and an effort grade are published several times a year.