Ms Forrester

Course Information

Physical Education at Anthony Gell School aims to engage and challenge students to become competent in a wide range of sporting activities. Our curriculum is designed to promote physical skilfulness and provide opportunities for students to be creative, active and competitive.

The main aims of the Department can be summarised as follows:

  • To achieve maximum high quality participation from all students taking part in a physical activity
  • To ensure that all students are motivated and take pride in their work
  • The improvement of physical well being and independent learning
  • The development of skills, including the ability to analyse performance
  • To promote a healthy lifestyle
  • To develop good social relationships
  • To prepare a child for the future and to promote careers and work related opportunities

Course Content

All students have 4 hours of core Physical Education each fortnight. During Key Stage 3 students will experience differing activities to progress co-ordination, aesthetic appreciation, technique and enhance confidence in the physical environment. They will develop the ability to lead others and learn about warming up and cooling down safely before and after exercise. Specific activities covered include:

  • Alternative games
  • Athletics
  • Badminton (From year 8)
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Fitness
  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Netball (Girls)
  • Rounders
  • Rugby (Boys)
  • Sportshall Athletics
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball (From Year 9)
  • X-Country

Extra Curricular Opportunities

A regular feature of school life is our extra curricular sporting activities. We compete in both local and national competitions in a variety of sports. Students are invited to attend lunch and after school clubs to practice their favourite sports and try out new activities.

Please see our clubs timetable  for more details on specific activities, dates and times.


Students are assessed after each activity taking into consideration their practical performance, decision making skills, leadership and attitude. Students will receive a grade for effort and achievement each half term so they can track their progress.

If you have any questions or queries relating to the PE curriculum please email for more information.