Physical Education

At Brook Green we run a vibrant Physical Education department with fantastic facilities.

The curriculum is broad and balanced, designed specifically with our students in mind.

We offer a wide variety of activities allowing our students the opportunity to “play to their strengths.”

Each activity allows our students to explore ideas and strategies whilst developing their control, coordination and precision.  We develop leadership skills through warm ups and student designed sessions.

We further encourage our students to regularly take part in physical activity by running extracurricular clubs on  Thursdays and opening the sports hall at lunchtimes, providing more supervised activity sessions. Alongside this we engage in a healthy Inter School programme which involves regular Football tournaments at Goals and other sporting activities such as tennis, basketball and swimming.

At BGCFL we also run a successful Outdoor Education programme providing students with chance to explore their local environment with Kayaking sessions run out of Mount Batten Water Sports Centre. Orienteering sessions in Central Park and Saltram House and Hill walking, allowing our students to explore Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor.

At Key Stage 4 all students follow a possible of 3 courses. The APT (Access, Progress and Transform) course which consists of taking part in a number of units including topics such as Health and Fitness, Indoor Team Games, Introduction to Teamwork Skills and an Introduction to Hillwalking. These units will add to units being taken in other subject areas and will contribute a number of credits to an eventual APT Diploma.

We also enter our students into the WJEC course (Welsh Joint Education Committee.) This involves in students showcasing their strengths in a practical session moderated by an examiner from the exam board and includes such activities as Badminton, Basketball and Circuit Training.

Students in Year 10 and 11 have the option to study BTEC Sport and Active Leisure to give them an opportunity to gain knowledge and skills required for employment in that sector.  It combines theory and practical elements in both sport, health and fitness activities.

Brook Green has a strong ethos of physical education, positively encouraging every young person to engage regularly in some sort of activity, be it in the sports hall, on the field or in the outdoors.