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Physical Education (PE)

The arts and sport are crucial in developing and enriching the lives of our students. No matter their starting point, we aim to nurture talents and interest, broaden artistic experiences and fulfil their cultural entitlement.


EGA PE department aim to create a lifelong passion for exercise and healthy living.  We encourage confident and reflective learners who are self-starters and eager to succeed.  The opportunity to participate and compete in school sport allows pupils to develop an enthusiasm to exercise and take part in sport as well as develop important life skills such as team-work, commitment, leadership and discipline.  EGA PE department does this by providing pupils with the opportunities to take part in a range of sporting activities and games both within the curriculum and as part of the extra-curricular programme. We endeavour to provide an educational experience that creates an enjoyable, safe and responsible learning environment where abilities are nurtured and encouraged to ensure the highest possible achievement and enjoyment.

Curriculum Content

PE Intent Statement

PE KS3 Curriculum

PE KS4 Curriculum

Key Stage 3

Throughout Key Stage 3 pupils have the opportunity to learn and take part in the following activities as part of the curriculum; Swimming, Trampolining, Badminton, Netball, Tag Rugby, Gymnastics, Football, Volleyball, Dance, HRF, Rounders, Athletics and Cricket.  Lessons take place in the state of the art sports hall, fitness suite, outside courts as well as local swimming pools.

As a school we also take part in many competitions and events within and beyond the borough including;Netball, Football, Volleyball, Athletics, Cricket, Rounders, Swimming and Gymnastics.  Furthermore, we offer many extra-curricular clubs including; Basketball, Netball, Running, Trampolining, Volleyball and Self-defence, all led by PE staff as well as Gymnastics and Football which are led by specially trained coaches.

Study at Home for KS3

Recommended websites: GetSet Network, BBC Sport, Youth Sport Trust, Change for Life, Aquaterra Islington
Recommended reading: A variety of reading resources found in the library.

Key Stage 4

Throughout Key Stage 4 pupils have the opportunity to learn, take part and develop in the following activities as part of the curriculum; Trampolining, Volleyball, OAA, Health related fitness, Netball, Football, Badminton, Yoga, Rounders, Athletics and Cricket.

In addition to this, pupils have the option of studying for Sports Leaders Level 1 course.  During the course students develop a range of transferable skills which helps to develop confidence and motivation. Strong relationships continue to be forged with local primary schools and EGA students have the opportunity to teach primary school children.  GCSE PE is also a popular option choice at EGA.  We follow the AQA specification which is made up of 2 exam papers and a practical exam. Students have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of the theory of sport and healthy lifestyles which lends itself to a range of career opportunities.

Furthermore, key stage 4 pupils also take part in many competitions and events within and beyond the borough including; Netball, Football, Athletics, Rounders, Volleyball and Badminton.  With our fantastic outside court space, which includes; 4 tennis courts, 1 hockey pitch, 3 netball courts, 3 5-a-side football pitches and a separate multi-use games area, the girls continue to take part in a wide range of extra-curricular clubs and activities until they leave in year 11.

Study at Home for KS4

Recommended websites: GetSet Network, BBC Sport, Youth Sport Trust, Youtube, Change for Life
Recommended reading: A variety of reading resources can be found in the library.

Ways for parents to support learning

Recent Events

In the past academic year EGA PE Department has offered a wide variety of activities and opportunities for its pupils. The borough competitions and events that they have taken part in include: Tag Rugby, Athletics, Football, Cross country, Rounders, Netball, Volleyball, Cricket, Swimming.  In addition to this many girls have represented Islington Borough at the London Youth Games in Netball, Swimming, Tag Rugby, Athletics and Duathlon.


Please contact the Head of PE Studies, admin@egas.islington.sch.uk, if you would like more information about the course.