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All students at KGS participate in two PE lessons over a two-week timetable. Using the facilities of the gym, hall, Fairfield, cage and netball court, they are offered a diverse curriculum delivered by specialised teachers. We cover the activity areas of Invasion Games, Health-Related Fitness, Gymnastics, Striking and Fielding Games, Athletics and Net and Wall Games.

All students are taught the necessary skills and techniques associated with the sports/activities on offer as well as broadening their understanding and knowledge.  As they progress through the School, the curriculum offers a wider choice. Activities such as Health and Wellbeing (which includes yoga, Pilates and Zumba) can be chosen, alongside volleyball, basketball and more traditional sports.

Physical education is the most effective means of providing all children and youth with the skills, attitudes, values, knowledge and understanding for lifelong participation in society

The Declaration of Berlin 2013
UNESCO’s World Sports Ministers Conference (MINEPS V)            

A Level

Physical Education at A Level offers an exciting opportunity to learn about the human body in a sporting context. It includes an in-depth look at the physiological and psychological aspects of sports performance as well as the effects of history, culture and society on the world of sport today. 

Specifically, this subject is designed to: 

  • Develop a deeper understanding of biomechanics, physiology and psychology which govern sports performance 
  • Illustrate the historical development of organised sport in the UK, globally, and the effects of socio-economic factors 
  • Examine the social context in which sports operate
  • Extend and reward students’ commitment to sport and its associated activities 

The A Level Physical Education is split into 70% written examination and 30% non-examination assessment (practical assessment and written analysis and evaluation of performance) with students assessed in the role of a player/performer or coach. 

Assessment of quantitative skills will represent a minimum of 15% of the overall A Level marks and students will be able to focus their skills as they will only be assessed in one activity/sport.

Physical Education A Level Course guide 


  • Director of Sport, Mr B Edwards
  • Assistant Director of Sport; Head of Sports Outreach, Mr S Lavery
  • Head of PE: Head of Girls' Hockey; Teacher of PE, Miss H Naismith
  • Head of First Year; Teacher of PE, Miss S Butler
  • Head of Boys' Hockey; Teacher of PE, Mr T Beaumont
  • Mr M Daly, Teacher of PE
  • Mr M Hall, Teacher of PE; Head of Football
  • Miss L Parkes, Educational Visits Co-ordinator; Teacher of PE
  • Mrs A Phoenix, Teacher of PE
  • Mr P Simmons, Assistant Head of First Year; Teacher of PE;