Physical Education

The PE curriculum at Bishop Stopford is structured to provide a broad experience for students to foster lifelong participation in physical activity, and develop physically, socially, mentally and personally.  They will learn about and through physical activity and will be prepared for a life of active participation.

Major games taught include, rugby, football, hockey, netball, basketball, cricket and rounders. Other activities included in the programme are gymnastics, dance, fitness/SAQ, handball, tennis, badminton, cheerleading, body toning, indoor rowing, volleyball, table tennis, dodgeball and athletics.

Bishop Stopford's facilities include a full size sports hall, 4 badminton courts, basketball courts, cricket nets, gymnasium, 6 tennis courts, five netball courts, rugby and football pitches, a dance studio, multi-use games area and a full-size, sand-based astroturf.

All year groups in Key Stages 3 and 4 have 2 hours of Physical Education a week.  In Year 10, students have the opportunity to opt to study GCSE Physical Education (AQA).  In Year 12 students have the chance to study A Level PE (OCR), which is examined in Year 13.