PE is taught as a core subject to all pupils from First Form to Fifth Forms (Years 7-11).
All students have one afternoon of games each week plus a separate PE lesson. Boys and girls are taught together in First and Second Form and then offered separate options in Third and Fourth Form. In Fifth Form, PE lessons move to focus on well-being. The aim is to promote sport for all and provide an opportunity to access a wide range of activities which vary from First Form through Fifth Form.
The major sports for boys are rugby, hockey, cricket, tennis and athletics. For girls, the major sports are hockey, netball, rounders, tennis and athletics. Further options are available for older students, including soccer, squash, badminton, swimming, spinning, and fitness training. We run a large number of teams in the traditional sports and provide opportunities for all students to be involved, regardless of their ability. Most fixtures are played on Saturdays, with occasional midweek matches. The school has a long tradition of overseas sports tours, and recent destinations have included Biarritz, Jersey, Barcelona, Holland, Dubai and South Africa.
The facilities at RGS are excellent with 32 acres of playing fields at our Hartswood sport ground (located two miles from the school) along with two floodlit all-weather astroturf pitches. On the main school site the department has use of a dedicated sports hall, 25m 4-lane indoor swimming pool, dance studio, fitness room, and four floodlit netball courts.
Optional after school clubs are run for all year groups to allow students of all abilities the opportunity to train, improve in and enjoy their sport. Holiday camps, run during the longer school holidays, are also very popular.
Sport scholarships are available for children entering the School at 11+, 13+ and 16+, further information is available on our Scholarships page.
The department offers GCSE and A Level Physical Education along with BTEC Sport. All three courses introduce students to a wide range of disciplines and topics such as sports psychology, injury management, movement analysis, anatomy and physiology, fitness and nutrition etc. Please see the course choice booklets for up to date curriculum information.