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Physical Education

JCG Physical Education Department

 Jersey College for Girls Physical Education Department has a long tradition of high quality Physical Education teaching and extracurricular clubs.

Faculty Vision

The ethos of the department is to ensure that all students have a positive and broad experience across the six activity areas;

• Swimming &  Adventurous Activities.
• Games
• Gymnastics
• Dance
• Athletics, Fitness & Health.

From their experiences we would hope that all students discover an activity they can continue with competently and confidently in their own free time, with the activity becoming a central part of their lives.

Through Physical Education, pupils develop a wide range of skills and the ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully. When they are performing, they think about what they are doing, analyze the situation and make decisions. They also reflect on their own and others’ performances and find ways to improve them.

Physical Education also helps pupils develop personally and socially. During lessons at JCG, students work as individuals, in groups and in teams, developing concepts of fairness and of personal and social responsibility. They take on different roles and responsibilities, including leadership, coaching and officiating. Through the range of experiences and activities that Physical Education at JCG offers, students learn how to be effective in competitive, creative and challenging situations.

Students are also given the opportunity to improve their performance by involvement in extracurricular activities. JCG competes against other schools locally and nationally in rounders, hockey, netball, cricket, football and athletics. Through these leagues students can access Island trials and teams. We also try to direct students into community clubs so they can develop long term participation and hopefully give something back to community through sport.

At JCG we offer our teams opportunities to play fixtures against visiting schools; we have annual fixtures in Hockey, Netball, Swimming and Tennis against Guernsey Grammar School and Guernsey Ladies’. We also offer opportunities for the 1st VII Netball squad to the South West Regional Tournament.

The social clubs provide a fun and friendly atmosphere where students can improve their knowledge and performance in a relaxed manner but also help improve their sense of achievement and self confidence.
The expectations of the JCG PE Department are high. Irrespective of ability, it is expected that students try to do their best. Staff will help to encourage students to set themselves challenging but realistic goals, to help them to improve and be proud of their achievements.


Physical Education is compulsory for all students from the age of 5 to 16.

Key Stage 3, Years 7, 8 & 9

In year 7 and 8 students receive three one hour lessons per week and in year 9; two one hour lessons.

The sports covered during Key Stage 3 are; Badminton, Cricket, Games for Understanding, Hockey, Football, Netball, Rounders, Tennis, Touch Rugby, Sports Hall Athletics, Athletics, Health Related Exercise, Dance, Gymnastics, Swimming and Climbing.

Key Stage 4, Years 10 & 11

In Year 10 and 11, all students receive two one hour lessons per week, known as Core PE; this is compulsory for all. The sports covered are indoor games, outdoor games, racket sports and swimming activities.

GCSE Physical Education

If students choose GCSE PE as an option, they receive two additional lessons in Year 10 and three addtional lessons in Year 11.

We follow the AQA syllabus over a two year period. Students are assessed throughout the two years by staff in three sports, but then receive an external moderation. At the end of Year 11, students will sit two written papers lasting 1hour and 15minutes on “The human body and movement in physical activity and sport” and “Socio-cultural influences and well-being in physical activity and sport”.

Students also have to write a piece of course work analysing and evaluating their own performance, using specification content to correct weaknesses found in their performance.

The practical element is weighted at 40% with the written element at 60%.

Key Stage 5, Years 12 & 13

In Years 12 and 13, Physical Education at Alevel is offered by the PE Department. Once again we follow the AQA syllabus, they will receive five one hour lessons per week.

They will complete two written papers at the end of Year 13 lasting 2hours on “Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport” and “Factors affecting optimal performance in physical activity and sport”.

Students also have to write a piece of course work analysing and evaluating their own performance and offer corrective measures for their weaknesses using theory from the specification. This work is then marked by an external examiner.

The practical element is weighted at 30% with the written element at 70%.

A Level PE – Wider knowledge


  • Bevis,P & Murray,M. AQA AS Physical Education (2008) Nelson Thornes.
  • Roscoe D, Davis B, Roscoe J. AS Revise PE for AQA (2010) Jan Roscoe Publications
  • Bizley, K. AQA Physical Education (2009) Nelson Thornes.
  • Clegg, C. Exercise Physiology And Functional Anatomy (1995) Feltham Press
  • Walder, P. Mechanics And Sport Performance (1998) Feltham Press (1998)
  • Burrows, S. Byrne, M. Young, S. AQA AS Physical Education Student Revision Guide (2008) Philip Allan Updates
  • Wiggins-James, N. James, R. Thompson, G. AS PE for AQA (2005) Heinemann


  • Sports rule books and coaching guides
  • Sports Biographies/Autobiographies


  • Journal of Sports Sciences
  • Journal of Sport & Social Issues
  • All sports magazines will offer a view on performing, coaching, science, current issues or history of sport(s). They are therefore valuable wider reading material
  • National newspapers. The sports pages report global events and the biggest issues


  • Sky sports news
  • Live sport – watch local, national and global events. · Sports biographies and ‘day in the life of’ programs give an excellent insight into the world of the elite athlete


Live sport

  • Active involvement in a sports club or team is essential.
  • Go to live sports fixtures and events – This is fun and may help your grades!

Practical participation

  • Regular active involvement in a sports club or team is essential.
  • Go to live sports fixtures and events – This is fun, will help your understanding/ performance and may help your grades!

Sporting Facilities

Langford Sports Centre 
The school has outstanding sporting facilities consisting of:
• Multi-use Sports Hall
• Gymnasium
• Fitness Room
• Dance Studio
• Climbing Wall
• 5 lane, 25 metre Indoor heated Swimming Pool
• Astroturf – hockey in winter and converted to 12 Tennis courts in the Summer
• 2 external Netball Courts
• 1 Large Playing Field
• Classroom with interactive whiteboard

Please Remember:
• JCG PE Kit to be worn to clubs
• If clubs are cancelled a note will be placed on the INTRANET – please check it
• Please ensure that you are collected promptly from clubs and fixtures
• Please check notice boards regularly for all club/team updates