physical education

All pupils in Year 7 and 8 will have two hours of PE per week as part of the Creative Arc curriculum. Within the department we have six teaching staff who specialise in different sports including lacrosse, rugby, basketball, jujitsu, fencing, netball and dance. Regardless of ability, every pupil is able to participate in a wide range of sporting activities with the focus being on enjoyment and developing a healthy future for all.

The GCSE course educates pupils on the key body systems and how they impact on health, fitness and performance in physical activity and sport. Pupils will develop their theoretical knowledge of the subject as well as their physical performance in a range of different sporting activities.

The A Level course will give pupils a fantastic insight into the sporting world and what it takes to be successful. They will learn how Physical Education affects and contributes to society and also how to apply knowledge from this course to any number of different practical situations or career choices. This experience will be challenging but extremely interesting, connecting key sporting ideas with practical performance.

Transferable skills are developed throughout all PE courses, including; decision-making, psychological understanding of people, independent thinking, problem solving and analytical skills, thinking and acting under pressure.

Courses offered:

GCSE Physical Education

A Level Physical Education

Sports Leaders

Bronze, Silver and Gold award in fencing

Belt awards in Jujitsu

Enrichment and trips

PE enrichment is fundamental to our approach and we provide a wide range of extra-curricular activities that are designed to encourage participation and promote challenge. Enrichment clubs are held before school, during lunch times and every day after school. We aim to offer a broad spectrum of sports and physical activities to suit all needs.

Below are just some of the examples of activities and trips that take place throughout the year:

  • Wimbledon
  • Loughborough university
  • Kings Olympics
  • Elite programme
  • Regional and National school competitions
  • Weekly fixtures

Elite sport at Kings

We offer extra training for the following elite squads:

  • Rowing
  • Rugby
  • Lacrosse

Students selected for these elite squads train for a minimum of three hours per week (x1 early morning strength and conditioning session, x1 lunch time skills session, x2 hours Wednesday afternoon squad training). The dedication, experience and high calibre of our teachers and coaches assist each student to follow their sporting ambition.