Physical Education

Physical Education


The physical education department endeavours to support the aims of the college to provide a balance of aesthetic, moral and social elements.

Pupils are encouraged to acknowledge an atmosphere of tolerance, concern and respect for others. It is essential to create a dynamic and sympathetic learning environment for all  our students to flourish.

Key stage 3 emphasis is placed on continuity, repetition of skills and varied intensity. Activities are carefully planned and selected to ensure an acquisition of skills, knowledge and a positive attitude towards all physical activity.

All pupils have the opportunity to participate in after school activities including Netball, basketball, football and dance. The less competitive pupil has the opportunity to compete in team and house competitions which occur at the end of every unit. This allows skills and confidence to develop within a supportive environment.


All students have a 2 sports lessons every week, each lasting an 1 hour. They include the following elements; 

Invasion, striking, fielding and net activities all delivered within the curriculum guidelines.

Activities available to our students include: football, netball, basketball, hockey, rounders, cricket, volleyball, softball, dodgeball, handball, badminton, tennis, table tennis, athletics, fitness, cheer-leading, aerobics and dance.

Health and fitness is as an integral part of all lessons with a particular emphasis upon attaining a healthy lifestyle which they can continue into adulthood.

Physical education is a compulsory part of the timetable throughout Key stage 3 and 4. 

Pupils have 1 of their sessions at the local sports centre where they select an activity of

their choice. All activities are taught by specialist and qualified teachers or coaches.

Why study PE at XIC?

  • To acquire a range of skills that can be applied to a variety of situations 
  • To develop interpersonal skills
  • To become independent in planning and decision making
  • To develop an awareness of health, safety and fitness for life
  • To participate in team activities improving relationships and self confidence

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