Physical Education

Key Stage 3

Each pupil in KS3 will have 4 lessons each fortnight.  These will include 2 Games lessons (Football/Rugby/Netball/Hockey/Athletics/Tennis/Rounder/Cricket), and 2 PE lessons (Gymnastics, HRE, Swimming and Basketball/Dance).  Throughout, all activities pupils will develop their skills, knowledge and understanding of P.E. as well as develop a wide range of skills transferable across all curriculum areas. 

Key Stage 4

Pupils in KS4 continue to have a weekly Games lesson where they are given a half termly choice of activities such as, Football, Hockey, Netball, Rugby, Basketball, Volleyball, Fitness and Exercise and Squash. The Physical Education offers the WJEC GCSE Physical Education option in both Welsh and English to pupils wishing to extend their practical and theoretical abilities in this subject area. We also offer the Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Sport for those pursuing a Vocational pathway to gaining qualifications in Sport. 

Key Stage 5

The Physical Education Department offers the WJEC A Level Sports Studies course, focusing on areas such as the Acquisition of Skill, Sport and Society, Movement Analysis and Biomechanic. Exercise Physiology, Sports Psychology. We also offer the Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Sport, focusing on Anatomy & Physiology, Fitness Testing and Measuring, Physiology of Fitness and Assessment of Risk with the option to extend the qualification to a subsidiary diploma focusing on diet and nutrition, sport leadership and practical sport. In September 2017, the department will be transferring to the new specification for BTEC Sport, which includes an external exam, controlled assessments and internally assessed unit.


The PE Department has large outdoor areas including 5 Football/Rugby pitches, a grass Athletics track, a Multi-purpose red gravel facility, 2 Netball courts, 7 Tennis courts, and Cricket facilities.  There is also a tarmac Multi Use Games Area (MUGA). 

Indoor facilities include a Gymnasium, Swimming Pool, Squash Courts, Fitness Suites (Cardio Machines and Free Weights) and Indoor Rock Climbing Wall.