In this increasingly sedentary society, the importance of Physical Education has never been greater. It is vital that we equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. Our ethos at KCC is to enthuse and inspire our students to enjoy sport and exercise as part of their daily lives.
This ethos is embedded in a number of different ways. In core PE lessons, students are introduced to a wide range of activities from dance to rugby to badminton to hockey, enabling them to develop their core skills in a wide range of sports. Students who wish to further enhance their skills take part in a full extra-curricular programme, which runs at lunchtime and afterschool. Fixtures against other schools and participation in national schools’ competitions and cups, ensures we are nurturing the potential of our talented students and allowing them to experience school sport at the highest level.
We have a wide range of facilities for our students to use; both on site and at the local Sports Centre. Our facilities include a fitness suite, gymnasium, 4 netball courts, an AstroTurf, and rugby playing fields. This helps us to deliver a wide and varied curricular and extra-curricular programme.
KS3 Core PE Programme
Year 7 and 8 students receive five hours of compulsory Physical Education a fortnight. Students are set according to ability and experience a wide range of aesthetic and games activities; individual and team. Students learn through performing, coaching, officiating and evaluating. Their knowledge and understanding of health and fitness is embedded through the curriculum and in a stand-alone health and fitness unit.
KS4 Core PE Programme
In Year 9 students receive five hours a fortnight; whilst Year 10 and 11s receive four hours a fortnight. Students can opt to follow a particular strand in Physical Education. This allows them to specialise in route that includes activities that they prefer. There are three strands; namely Boys’/ Girls’ Games, Creative and Health & Fitness. The Games strand focuses on traditional team sports including hockey netball, football, rugby; the Creative strand focuses on aesthetic activities including dance, gymnastics, trampolining, choreography, whilst the Health & Fitness strand includes badminton, volleyball, rounders, and personal training.