Physical Education DepartmentPhysical Education

The Physical Education Department has 10 full time members, 2 teaching assistants and 2 external club coaches.
The department continues to grow from strength to strength, and our students achieve high grades due to the commitment and dedication of the department. This has had an impact on our retention at Key Stage 5, as our numbers continue to increase each year.

At Key Stage 3, students have TWP hours lesson time each week, covering a range of activities including invasion games, athletics and swimming. The department has a history of developing students technically and tactically, as well as improving their knowledge and understanding in a range of activities. Students are encouraged to be independent, taking responsibility for their own development, acquiring leadership, organisational and analytical skills.
Physical Education Department
At Key Stage 4, students complete 2 hours of PE a week with a combination of practical and theory lessons, following either GCSE or BTEC Sport courses. In GCSE, students are assessed through a written exam and on four sports, such as invasion games, net/wall games, climbing, orienteering, fitness and personal survival. In BTEC, students complete coursework in three modules; Practical Sport, Anatomy and Physiology and the sports leadership. Students on the BTEC Sport programme also undertake an exam in fitness testing and training, which is a core unit and contributes 25% to the overall grade. Recent GCSE PE and BTEC Sport grades have been fantastic, with 98% of the cohort achieving A*-C on GCSE, and 95% pass or better on the BTEC Sport course.
Physical Education Department
The department also offers a wide array of extracurricular activities, including football, rugby, netball, trampolining, rounders, badminton, swimming, athletics and hockey. Clubs run at different points of the year, please check the timetable for details of times and days. We also have the privilege of specialist coaching for basketball, which is run by Clacton Cannons and rugby, which is run by the RFU. Our teams have had a lot of success in recent years, with several football teams making it through to the District finals, as well as our footballers and netballers competing in the Essex Cup and strong performances from our athletes at the District Cross Country Championship and Essex Athletics Championship.
Physical Education Department
The Key Stage 5 PE courses continue to go from strength to strength. All of the current KS5 cohort either study the A level PE or Level 3 BTEC Sport course in the form of extended certificate or diploma.
The PE team have looked to make the course as diverse as possible and provide students with a range of experiences that will help them on to choose the right career path for them in sport. Units include:
• Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
• Fitness testing and Training
• Sports Coaching
• Biomechanics
• Instructing Physical Activity
• History of Sport
There are of course many more units available that push students both academically and physically. The PE team have great experience in delivering success in these courses, and providing students display all of the required physical and mental attributes they will achieve great things within the subject.
The Physical Education Department organise numerous Extra Curricular Sports Clubs and Teams throughout the year. Some are merely for recreation, to improve skills, fitness and enjoy the atmosphere of a club, others are competitive teams who compete in the local Coastal Sports Leagues or North East Essex School Sports Partnership events.