P. E. Department
Sport for all thrives at Stafford Grammar School. A team of experienced teachers together with specialist external coaches provide a varied sports curriculum for pupils to develop their skills, fitness and confidence using physical activity as the medium. The internal Polyathlon trophies are hotly contested within the house system allowing a large number of pupils to compete. We are extremely proud of our extensive extra-curricular and fixtures programme which has resulted in multiple individual and team successes within the Independent Schools system and at District, County, Regional and National level.
Programme of Study
Year 7 and 8
Pupils are timetabled in small classes for one Games lesson and one Physical Education lesson per week. Traditional Games activities of rugby, hockey, football, netball, cricket, rounders and athletics are introduced and developed. In Physical Education lessons, pupils participate in tennis, badminton, basketball, health related fitness and gymnastics activities.
Year 9, 10 and 11
In the later years, pupils continue to follow the same programme of study however advanced skills and tactics are introduced thereby developing children’s motor skills together with Games understanding and awareness.
6th Form Games
One lesson of sport and physical activity per week is timetabled for 6th form pupils. An option system is in place where pupils are able to continue to play sport at a highly competitive level, choosing to represent a School squad in a major Games activity or to participate in a more social setting in activities such as Zumba, fitness, basketball or badminton.
Pupils are able to opt to take GCSE Sport and Physical Education as an examination subject in years 10 and 11. We follow the Edexcel/Pearson syllabus that has a 60% theoretical and 40% theoretical split. Pupils are timetabled for two lessons per week.
Stafford Grammar School boasts an impressive series of results from the introduction of GCSE Sport and PE in 2004.
AS and A level
At Advanced level we deliver the AQA Sport and Physical Education syllabus which comprises of 70% theory and 30% practical content. Pupils are timetabled for four periods per week.
We are extremely proud of all our results from the introduction of A level Sports Studies in 1999.