Physical Education

Introduction/Ethos:
Physical Education is an essential part of life and the curriculum at Appleby Grammar School. 
Here students learn about the benefits of regular participation in sport and exercise and are always encouraged to perform to the best of their ability.

Students are expected to apply high standards of behaviour and effort toward all of the many activities undertaken. Students are encouraged to help run extra curricular activities, and gain sports accreditation such as gymnastic judging awards.

Lessons:
In key stage 3 and 4 all students receive 2 hours of Physical Education per week.  The Physical Education Curriculum consists of many of the following activities; Rugby, football, hockey, dance, netball, gymnastics, health and fitness, volleyball, handball, athletics, rounders, tennis, cross country, orienteering, JSLA and Sport Education.

Examination PE:
Examinations can be sat in PE at GCSE – Year 11, AS – Year 12 and A2 level – Year 13.

Extra Curricular Activities:
The PE staff at Appleby offer a wide range of lunchtime and after school activities for students of all abilities. Teams are involved and perform well in local, county and national leagues and cups.

We also organise sporting visits such as; GCSE PE practical residential, tennis at Wimbledon, skiing to France etc.

We work closely with local, regional and national sports clubs and governing bodies and have worked with hockey and cricket internationals, elite premier league netball clubs, local cricket, rugby, netball and hockey clubs and U.Dance Festival organisers.

Career links:
Many students who express an interest in sport and PE use the skills they have developed to pursue careers in sports development and teaching, Resource and facilities management. 

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