Physical Education

Our Vision

For all Writhlington School students to become physically literate (sporting performance), develop character (personal and life skills), develop leadership skills and a healthy mind and body through outstanding teaching, extra-curricular opportunity and building positive relationships with PE staff’.

Our Department

Writhlington Physical Education Department is a hive of activity and achievement on numerous platforms. As a PE Department we aim to provide opportunities for all abilities to promote and ensure that ALL students continue with lifelong physical activity.

Writhlington School is fortunate enough to have an envious combination of fantastic PE facilities, passionate students and knowledgeable, enthusiastic staff, all of whom are committed to both competitive fixtures and the participation of everyone during an extremely varied curriculum.

Our Sports Hall caters for 4 badminton courts, full size basketball and netball matches, 4 cricket nets, trampolining and rock climbing. Outside we are home to a full size floodlit 3G pitch as well as numerous fields. The gymnastics centre is a fantastic facility which includes a large sprung floor, a foam pit and 4 encompassed trampolines. Our tennis centre has 4 full size courts and allows us to offer traditional tennis, mini tennis and cardio tennis.

The PE Department offers a wide range of extra-curricular clubs and activities for all ages and abilities to partake in. These range from the more traditional activities such as rugby and hockey but also include more unique activities with the focus on participation rather than performance. We believe Physical Education is about a lot more than your technical ability in sport, we promote and assess character and leadership skills. The school has links with Bath University, RFU, LTA, and the FA who help to arrange coaching sessions in lesson time and after school. In conjunction with the Writhlington Sports Centre a wide range of sporting activities are available to students in their free time.

Throughout lessons students are able to experience a variety of practical activities whilst also developing theoretical physiological and psychological knowledge. Students are continually challenged and stretched as performers, coaches, officials and leaders. Our aim is to submerge the students with as many opportunities as possible to promote and ensure they continue with lifelong physical activity.

Curriculum PE

At Key Stage 3 students are taught in line with the National Curriculum. Throughout this period students are given the opportunity to engage in health promoting physical activities. Activities include Football, Netball, Cricket, Rounders, Badminton, Tennis, Volleyball, Trampolining, Dance and Athletics.

During Key Stage 4 we focus on providing the students with a huge variety of activities which they choose on a termly basis. Participation and high levels of physical activity are our main focuses. Additionally, during Key Stage 4 students can choose to opt for a two year GCSE course in Physical Education or can also choose to take a BTEC Level 2 Sport Award.

During Sixth Form students have the opportunity to continue their education and study A Level PE. Additionally, students can follow the BTEC Level 3.

Our intent for every students is to:

  • promote a lifestyle that supports lifelong physical activity.
  • build confidence in a wide range of sports and physical activities that students can use competitively or recreationally throughout school and beyond.
  • Writhlington School PE department aims to develop students' character through demonstrating and developing key personal and affective skills, values, behaviours and character traits. We aim to develop students' teamwork, motivation, integrity, honesty, respectfulness, responsibility and resilience through competitive sport and individual performance.
  • offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities to enrich and extend our students opportunities and experiences in sport to enable them to have a positive impact on the local, national and global community.
  • develop leadership and teamwork skills and provide a variety of opportunities to develop these life skills through sport.
  • challenge every student to perform at their own ‘Personal Best’ each lesson and to strive towards their aspirational targets throughout the year.
  • offer a pathway of extended Physical Education through academic study from Y10 opening a variety of exciting career opportunities in sport.