At SWR we see Physical Education (PE) as a vital part of the school curriculum, helping to produce healthy, happy and resilient individuals. We actively promote, and provide opportunity for high levels of participation and all students are encouraged to improve their own fitness level.
There is also the opportunity to strive for excellence both within lessons and during extra curricular activities. This may be in the numerous clubs on offer, inter house competition and competing for the school team against the other schools in the Stroud and Cotswold District and the Gloucestershire School Games. Students are also afforded the opportunity to attend trials for the District or County teams and many have succeeded in playing representative sport.
Students are given opportunities to experience different roles through our Sports Leadership Programme, for example coaching and officiating at Primary School sports events. Those that excel in this area can apply to be Sports Prefects and assist the PE department in the running of extra curricular clubs.
Please see detailed information for each year group below.
Students are offered a range of different activities during PE lessons at Key Stage 4. Some of the more traditional options such as netball, hockey, rugby, football and badminton are taught along with an opportunity to use the fitness suite.
During Key Stage 4 students tackle complex and demanding activities applying their knowledge of skills, techniques and effective performance. Physical activity is mainly focused on competing or performing, promoting health and well being, or developing personal fitness. We hope they will gain the confidence to get involved in exercise and activity out of school and in later life.
In addition to core games students also have the opportunity to opt for GCSE PE as one of their chosen subjects. At SWR students follow the AQA syllabus which combines a practical and theory element. Students wishing to take this option need a strong commitment to sport outside of school and should regularly participate in extra curricular activities.
Please see detailed information about the GCSE Physical Education qualification below.