Physical Education

Physical Education is an integral part of life at The Laurels School. We are driven by the Sport for All ethos and offer opportunities for every pupil to find an activity that inspires her to achieve her potential, at whatever level that may be.

“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”  Michael Jordan, Former US Professional Basketball Player

We are not just about the elite performers but the organisers, the thinkers and the leaders and all pupils enjoy the high level of teaching and learning they receive within lessons. Our aim is to encourage a lifelong passion for sport and physical activity. The wide variety of physical activities that we teach at The Laurels become more challenging as the pupils move through the school.

We are very fortunate to have an extensive range of sports facilities at our finger tips and take full advantage of this within our curriculum. We currently hire Agnes Riley Garden’s Astro Turf pitch, netball and basketball courts, Brixton Recreation Centre, Ferndale Community Sports Centre, Mayfield Gymnastics Club and Balham Leisure Centre. This allows us to ensure our curriculum is varied and enjoyable for everyone.

My Learning at The Laurels

First and foremost, Physical Education lessons at The Laurels are fun! The carefully planned and meticulously delivered lessons ensure that you have a positive experience whatever the weather. If you have a passion for umpiring or coaching we help build your confidence in these areas, it is not always about how fast you can run or how far you can throw. Physical Education encompasses so much more.

In our co-curricular programme, we have weekly squad practices in netball and football for all pupils who are interested in training in a team environment. The squad sessions are planned to the highest of standards and our led by our dedicated PE teachers.

Course Content

The physical activities studied by pupils are:

Year 7 – athletics, dance, gymnastics, hockey, multi-skills, netball, rounders, swimming and tennis.
Year 8 – athletics, gymnastics, health related exercise, hockey, netball, rounders, swimming and tennis.
Year 9 – athletics, badminton, basketball, fitness, gymnastics, hockey, netball, rounders, tennis, trampolining and volleyball.

GCSE Examination Board

AQA GCSE Physical Education (8582)

Related Activities

Lambeth School Competition Calendar
London Schools Competition Calendar
County Competitions
England v Malawi Netball at the Copper Box Arena
England v Australia Netball at the Copper Box Arena
Eton College Rowing Club