Core Physical Education
“ Physical Education in the Sixth Form allows a breadth of choice and options to all students.”Pip Atkinson, Director of Sport
With one two-hour session each week, a vast programme of on-site and off-site activities is run seeing students use the local sports centre for classes such as Zumba, legs, bums and tums, pilates and yoga in addition to swimming, badminton, basketball, squash, tennis and table-tennis. Students can also use the school gymnasium in their own time and participate in an array of recreational sporting activities outside of their curriculum PE time.
Students are encouraged to nominate activities they wish to pursue, which PE staff will endeavour to satisfy. 1st team squad training runs for the major sport each term once each week during allocated PE time with lunchtime practices supporting the coaching of the squad.
Excellent coaching is a priority for our senior teams, our hockey is supported by Mrs Sally Potter, Bath Buccs Club coach, and our netball, by Mrs Natalie Roddy, chairperson of Team Bath Netball Club, and Miss Rachel Shaw, England Athlete.
We encourage all students to extend their commitments beyond the School. There are regular times when the gym is reserved for Sixth Form students, to enable frequent access to the gym facilities and dance studio/aerobics DVD area.
Many students take up this opportunity and our aim is to encourage students to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle throughout their busy academic studies.
Talented athletes are recommended to extend their skills through the relevant club routes and are afforded many extension opportunities within the busy fixtures programme. Our teams are involved in Trust Rallies, Local, Regional and National Competitions as well as individual players being nominated for the relevant talent pathway. Amongst current Sixth Formers we have nationally ranked swimmers, regional fencers, senior club netball players and U18 club hockey players.
Tours and Trips
The PE Department run an annual senior netball and hockey weekend to various locations, usually combined with some shopping opportunities at a suitable nearby establishment! Alongside this are overseas tours, ski trips and overnight sports trips to GDST Trust Rallies and Wimbledon.
The PE Department is a busy and active one that aims to support all students, recreational and elite towards achieving their goals whether these be to increase fitness, or to compete in the Olympics.