Physical Education


  • To support the teaching and learning of courses that promote healthy practices and the knowledge of principles of healthy living, both physical and mental
  • To encourage students to follow careers in the health sector
  • To ensure that valuable but fully inclusive courses are available to all students
  • To work with other faculties and parents to ensure the well-being of our student cohort.


Physical Education Curriculum

In Years 7 and 8, pupils receive three lessons of Physical Education each week. Pupils will have dance lessons within their PE lessons. During the Autumn and Spring term, pupils will gain knowledge of Hockey, Netball, Gymnastics, Dance, Health Related Fitness, Basketball and Indoor Athletics. In the Summer term they will learn all the disciplines within Athletics as well as Rounders and Tennis.


In Year 9, pupils participate in two PE lessons a week. During this time pupils work on developing their KNOWLEDGE, and UNDERSTANDING, SKILLS and PERFORMANCE. They will be taught this through the following sports during the Autumn and Spring term; Hockey, Netball, Basketball, Volleyball, Gymnastics, Health Related Exercise, Indoor Athletics. In the Summer term they will be taught Athletics, Rounders and Tennis.


Pupils in Year 10 and 11 receive a double lesson of Physical Education per week as part of their core subjects. Pupils will experience a variation of sports throughout their PE lessons. These sports are; Netball, Trampolining, Football, Gymnastics, Basketball, Badminton, Swimming, Cardio, Aerobics, Self-Defence and Table Tennis. The Sports Leader Level 1 Award is also offered in Year 10. This is a recognised award which teachers pupils how to plan and deliver safe and effective sports activities for younger people within the community. They get the experience of leading groups of younger people in the local primary schools. Pupils can decide to opt for PE at GCSE level here at BHGS. Subject choices are made at the end of Year 9 ready to start the course in Year 10.


Advanced Level Physical Education is taught in Year 12 and 13 as part of the Consortium Programme. Within the new Faculty of Health we plan to deliver A Level PE at BHGS in the near future and look to introduce sixth form games lessons.

Visits and trips
BHGS is blessed with having visitors come in to teach various sports to the pupils. These visits range from coaches for Volleyball, Athletics, Handball, football and Self-Defence to being involved with the SKY Academy where we had a visit from Mike Mullen (UK Pro Half pipe Champion for BMX).


Each year a different year group of pupils have the opportunity to visit Stanborough Lakes to take part in a variation of water sports. The activities involve canoeing, raft-build and team building exercises. Ski trips have also been a popular sports trip in the past at BHGS. We plan to run another one in the not too distant future.


Occasionally special trips have been made available to BHGS for sports. Some pupils got to play football at St George’s Park National Football Centre in Staffordshire, and some pupils performed a dance piece in a Show at the University of Hertfordshire. Other trips have involved going to see the Ballet in London.

Visits and Extra Curricular Activities

These help pupils to gain confidence, to meet other pupils and to improve their skills. We run Netball, Hockey and Football clubs for all year groups and the teams play friendly matches and tournaments against other schools in Hertfordshire. We also run Gymnastics, Dance, Basketball, Table Tennis, Cricket, Rounders, Tennis and Athletics clubs for all years. All pupils are welcome to any of these clubs.