Physical Education is an integral part of the timetable for every pupil in Years 7-11.
In addition to this, pupils can choose Physical Education as an examination subject at GCSE, AS and A2 levels. All Physical Education is taught by one of our specialist PE staff.
Key Stage 3 Curriculum
All boys in Years 7 -9 receive 2 ½ hours of timetabled Physical Education per week through a single PE lesson lasting 50 minutes and a double Games lesson lasting 1 hour 40 minutes.
In PE the curriculum includes Motor Skills, Health-based PE as well as specific sports including Basketball and Volleyball. Games sessions focus on the major school sports namely Rugby, Hockey and Cross Country in the Winter, and Cricket, Athletics and Tennis in the Summer.
Key Stage 4 Curriculum
PE still remains part of the curriculum in Years 10 and 11. Year 10 boys receive a Games lesson (1 hour 40 minutes) with Year 11 receiving one PE lesson (50 minutes) each week. These timetabled lessons are supplemented by numerous sporting opportunities available as part of QEGS Enrichment and Development (QED) on a Wednesday afternoon and team sports.
PE lessons build upon the skills introduced in Years 7-9 as well as introducing Fitness Circuits. In Games lessons a wider variety of options become available for boys.
GCSE Physical Education is taught as a two-year course to Years 10 and 11. It is an excellent choice for any boy who wishes to further their understanding and skill level in sport, through a syllabus which combines practical and academic components.
Taught jointly with WGHS, the A-Level PE course is diverse in its content and probes deeply into related areas, allowing students to combine knowledge and theoretical understanding with practical performance and evaluation.