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Studying Physical Education at Bloxham School

Physical education plays a part in the school as one of the National Curriculum core subjects. Bloxham enjoys fantastic facilities for a wide range of physical activities either on or off campus. Physical education is a popular and useful GCSE and A Level subject for those whose interests lie in this area.

Physical Education in the Lower School

In Lower School, pupils are provided with a foundation that supports their athletic development. The activities covered include: training technique, gymnastics, swimming, games for understanding, Speed, Agility, Quickness (SAQ), athletics and athletic development. Students also undertake Functional Movement Screening and Fitness Testing so that we can monitor their development through school.

The programme is enjoyable, but it also develops understanding of and interest in exercise. Crucially this allows PE lessons to support our extensive games programme.

Physical Education in the Third Form upwards

The lessons for Third, Fourth and Fifth Form build upon the schemes of work covered in the Lower School. Students are given a background in training technique, Speed, Agility, Quickness (SAQ), core stability and athletic development. This provides a thorough all round development supporting all our students sporting and exercise interests.

Students continue to undertake Functional Movement Screening and Fitness Tests. They will be provided with individualised corrective plans, by our strength and conditioning coach, to assist their development and help them avoid injury.

For those with an interest in pursuing physical education as an academic subject, we offer the popular OCR GCSE specification which provides an interesting and diverse course.

Physical Education in the Sixth Form

Students who wish to study physical education at A Level should have a passion for sport and be able to play to a high level in one sport. The A Level course covers several different areas in and around sport and as such is considered to be like that of a science and essay related subject by many universities. The A Level often leads people on to careers in sports science, physiotherapy, teaching, coaching and other jobs in the sports industry. 

In addition to A Level, we offer a Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport (Pearson BTEC National), which gives a broad base of study for the sports sector. The course components will focus on: Anatomy and Physiology, Fitness Training, Application of Fitness Testing and professional development in the sports industry. 

Assessment: 67% External (examination), 33% Internal (practical and assignment based). 

Sports Scholarships

Here at Bloxham, we are proud to offer sports scholarships. These scholarships are offered at 13+ and 16+ and more information can be found, including entry requirements, on our scholarships webpage.