Physical Education

Within the PE department we aim to develop qualities and skills that pupils need to succeed in school and beyond. The curriculum aims to enable all young people to become successful learners who enjoy learning, participating, making progress and achieving. They are confident individuals who understand the place of physical activity in a healthy lifestyle. They are responsible citizens who have good self-discipline, self-control, leadership and social relationships.

We offer a broad spectrum of different sports in the Third Form to support the games and activity programme. The Fourth and Fifth Form can opt for GCSE Physical Education and the Sixth Form GCE Physical Education.


We have also launched a new BTEC sports programme. For further details please click here.

In the Third Form pupils are introduced to sport that they can develop further through the wide range of clubs and activities that are offered at King's. These include climbing, squash, water polo, swimming and badminton. There is also a
strong emphasis on developing fundamental skills which will allow pupils to have the strength and mobility to live healthy lives and improve performance.


We teach the AQA GCSE PE specification though an active learning approach,encouraging pupils to apply their knowledge to their own practical experiences.


The A level specification allows pupils to develop and apply their knowledge further.

Practically both course encourage pupils to develop the skills needed to analyse and evaluate their own and other performance.

The department runs successful trips to support the curriculum to Exeter University and Bath University, where pupils are able to make use of the sports science facilities available. We also invite outside speakers in to talk to groups about subjects such as sport psychology and sports performance.

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