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Physical Education

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, sport plays an integral part of school life and personal development for many students. School sport promotes lifelong participation in exercise alongside skills in leadership, teamwork and commitment. We aim for students to achieve personal goals whether they are elite performance or just the enjoyment of participation. With a broad range of both curriculum and extra-curricular activities available to pupils, there are many opportunities for girls to get involved in sport, develop talents and fulfil their potential.

The Physical Education Department offers outstanding facilities:

  • Spacious playing fields which are available for use for a variety of winter and summer sports which can include football, handball, athletics, cricket and rounders
  • Hard-court outdoor playing surface marked with 5 netball courts which convert to 8 Tennis courts in the summer season
  • Fully-equipped traditional gymnasium
  • 25m heated indoor Swimming Pool
  • Well-equipped double-sided Sports Hall, including fitness suite and dance studio
  • Changing areas are located in the sports hall and the gymnasium, both with shower facilities
  • Main storage areas are located in the sports hall and gymnasium
  • The department possesses 2 Sony camcorders, sound systems for teaching of dance and access to interactive whiteboards

Key Stage 3

Year 7 currently have 4 hours of games and two hours of PE per fortnight.

Year 8 currently have 4 hours of games and two hours of PE per fortnight.

Year 9 currently have 2 hours of games and 1 hour of PE per fortnight.

The year 7 & 8 curriculum currently includes netball, handball, gymnastics, swimming, dance, cricket, cross-country, athletics, rounders & tennis. 

As girls move through the school they are introduced to new sports including badminton, volleyball and fitness as well as developing organisational, communication and leadership skills.

All pupils will develop their knowledge through umpiring and leading throughout their PE lessons and are encouraged to share their personal expertise and sporting interests with others in school.

Key Stage 4

Options Information

PE in Key Stage 4

Year 10 currently have 2 hours of PE per fortnight.

Year 11 currently have 2 hours of PE per fortnight.

In Key Stage 4 girls can opt to study GCSE PE. We currently follow the AQA Full Course Award which involves elements of practical and theory work.

What sort of topics will I be studying?
Theory 60%
Covers a wide range of topics some of which will also be covered in Biology, these include;
• Applied anatomy and physiology
• Movement analysis
• Physical Training
• Use of data
• Health, fitness and well being
• Sport psychology
• Socio-cultural influences

Practical 40%
You will be assessed in three practical elements which can be made up from the sports listed on the AQA website.
• One Team sport
• One Individual sport
• Plus either a team or individual sport

For more information about the course visit the AQA website

Key Stage 5

Year 13 currently have the opportunity to opt into 4 hours of sport per fortnight.

House Sport

The inter-house sports competition has a central role within the school. It incorporates netball, handball, dance, rounders, tennis and athletics which are fully-inclusive across all students in all age groups and provides a very important level of competitive and representative experience.

All competitions take place in curriculum time. The structure applies across all age groups and pupils are split into six houses: Cartland, Lichfield, Meriden, Priory, Stratford and Warwick.

We conclude the house sporting calendar with a traditional sports day involving a number of athletics events.


The PE department provide a full, extensive range of extra-curricular activities available to all pupils in school. Emphasis is put on participation in activities; clubs are available to all girls as well as those who would like to compete.

Activities offered include netball, handball, a range of dance styles, yoga, tennis, badminton, fitness, cross-country, rounders, athletics and swimming.


Netball U16, U14, U13 & U12 U16 Regional finals 2020
Tennis U15, U14, U13, U12 & Fry Cup Team U13 & U15 Regional Tennis Finals
Swimming U18, U16, U15, U14, U13 & U12  
Athletics U15, U14, U13 & U12  
Cross-Country U16, U14 & U13 U15 Regional Finals 2020
Badminton KS4 & KS3 Key Stage 3 & 4 Regional Finals 2020
Rounders U15, U14, U13 & U12 U16 National Finals 2019
Key Stage 3 & 4 School Games Finalists Netball, Rounders, Cricket, Trampolining, Futsal, Badminton, Tennis, Handball 2019

Sport for all….and for life

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