Physical Education DepartmentPhysical Education

The Physical Education 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 two lessons of PE 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 lessons of PE a week with a combination of practical and theory lessons, following the BTEC Sport courses. 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. Students also undertake a practical sport, leadership and fitness training units, which contain practical components, and three written coursework assignments.
Physical Education Department
The department also offers a wide array of extracurricular activities, including football, rugby, netball, table tennis, rounders, badminton, swimming, and athletics. 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; rugby, which is run by the Clacton Rugby Club and table tennis, which is run by Clacton and District Table Tennis League. Our teams have had a lot of success in recent years, with several football and netball teams making it through to the Coastal and 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  study the Level 3 BTEC Sport course in the form of extended certificate (1 a level), diploma (2 a levels) or extended diploma (3 a levels). 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
• Professional development in the sport industry
• Sport leadership
• Psychology of sport
• Sport injuries

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.

Finally, the Physical Education Department organise numerous Extra Curricular events throughout the year. Some are merely for recreation, to improve skills, fitness or others for pure enjoyment. Events have included interform competition in athletics, basketball and climbing; Colour Runs; This Girl Can; Race for Life; Primary competitions for cross country, rounders and rugby.