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The Physical Education Department develops the self-esteem, dignity and respect of all members of the school community. Physical Education is crucial to pupil development; it can contribute to spiritual, moral, cultural and most importantly physical development.
At King Edward VI Camp Hill School For Girls’ you will have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of sporting activities but most importantly you will learn to lead a healthy and active lifestyle which will benefit you as you move through life.
The Physical Education Department offers outstanding facilities. Outdoor space includes extensive fields for hockey, converting to rounders and athletics in the summer, 8 tennis courts and 5 netball courts. There is a gymnasium, swimming pool and a well-equipped Sports Hall, housing teaching classrooms with Interactive Whiteboards for the delivery of the examination courses in Physical Education and Dance, as well as a fitness suite, and a dance studio.
Opportunities exist for students to enjoy a range of sporting activities throughout the curriculum. Current curriculum provision for Years 7-9 includes; gymnastics, dance, hockey, netball, football, badminton swimming, tennis, athletics, Health Related Fitness and rounders. Years 10 and 11 follow additional programmes in volleyball, basketball, handball and tag rugby. Years 12-13 follow leisure-based courses in dance, badminton, tennis, netball, rounders, swimming and use of the fitness suite.
The department currently offers optional accredited courses at Key Stage 4 in;
- GCSE Physical Education
- GCSE Dance & Performing Arts
- UK Sports Leaders Award Level 1
The extended curriculum supports a total inclusion policy. Girls are welcome to attend any of the extracurricular activities. The current provision includes netball, hockey, football, tennis, badminton, rounders, dance, badminton, table-tennis, swimming and athletics.
An active house system provides further enrichment – with regular competitions in netball, hockey, football, dance, tennis, rounders, swimming and an annual sports day.
We have had considerable success in a number of sports, having recently reached national final (top 16 in the country) status in netball. Girls also achieve individual representative honours reaching county status in hockey, netball, athletics, cross country and badminton. Several girls have attended talent camps having been talent spotted at regional and national events for a wide variety of activities.
There is a strong fixture-list for netball, hockey, swimming, tennis, rounders and athletics. When appropriate, trips are organised to top sporting events such as Wimbledon, and the European Indoor Athletics Championships.
Throughout the year the curriculum is enriched by inviting external agencies in to deliver workshops and coaching; these have recently included; Bollywood Dance, Tag Rugby, Gaelic Football, Yoga and Tennis.
Sport for all….and for life
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