Physical Education at Aylesbury High School has a major role to play in fostering positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle. We aim to promote a sense of enjoyment for Physical Education and to familiarise the pupils with the principles and vocabulary related to Physical Education. As a statutory curriculum subject, Physical Education is taught to Years 7-11 for 2 periods (2x 1hour lessons per week). In addition to the provision above the girls can study GCSE PE and GCSE Dance at KS4 and A Level PE at KS5.
Throughout term time we run House competitions starting with House Dance in the Autumn term. New for 2021-2022 KS3 students will have additional House Competitions in their rotation lessons involving dance, badminton, swimming, striking and fielding games. KS4 and KS5 will have additional House activities such as Kinball, dodgeball, volleyball, rounders. The academic year ends with the culmination of athletic talent in our House athletics competition.
There is an extensive co-curricular programme run during lunch times and after school The aim is to provide a range of levels from participation level activities to more elite level competitive clubs. Activities and clubs include netball, hockey, basketball, aquatics, A-Z club, Boogie bounce, badminton, squash, Afrobeats, tag rugby, dance, football, running club, Boxercise, athletics, tennis, dodgeball, benchball, fitness, trampolining, rounders and cricket.
In addition we offer an extensive fixture list throughout the year, competing in friendly matches, local leagues and tournaments, county tournaments and national competitions.
GCSE and A level specifications in Physical Education encourage learners to improve as effective and independent learners and as critical and reflective thinkers with curious and enquiring minds. GCSE and A level PE require students to have a basic understanding of the scope of different areas in physical education.