KS3

In Year 7 & 8 pupils have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of activities for 2 hours a week.  Students will develop their knowledge, understanding and skill level in the following areas:

  • Outwitting Opponents
  • Dance
  • Gymnastics
  • Rounders
  • Tennis
  • Athletics
  • Exercise and Fitness

Pupils are encouraged to take part in extracurricular clubs at lunch and after school. Year 7 pupils also take part in an extended Wednesday Lunch time club during certain periods of the year to gain new experiences, work with different students or refine their skill level to a higher level.

KS4

In Year 9, 10 and 11 all pupils study PE combining both theoretical knowledge of the body, diet, health & fitness with practical activity. Students can also opt to complete GCSE PE. The course is broken down to 60% practical and 40% theory. Pupils will be continually assessed in the following school based activities; however, they can also offer a selection of external options:

  • Netball
  • Exercise Activities
  • Dance
  • Trampolining
  • Personal Survival
  • Rounders
  • Athletics

The aim of the course is enable students to become increasingly physically competent through being actively engaged in a range of physical activities, and to become effective in their performance in different types of physical activity and roles such as player/participant, coach and official.  To also develop their individual ability to engage independently and successfully through a variety of physical activity, this will hopefully help maintain their involvement as part of a healthy, active lifestyle. The theory side of the course allows pupils to understand how to lead a healthy, active lifestyle and why it is important to continue this after they have finished their school career.

All pupils in Year 11 have 1 hour of PE a week. This is an opportunity to develop new skills and experience different activities. This has included using external instructors, such as, Volleyball, Pilates, Skiing, Cheerleading and Zumba. Pupils will also begin to use Leadership skills by taking part in the Sports Leaders qualification. This leadership experience can also be used to help with Primary PE school links and helping to lead events within the school, such as, Inter-House events and Primary festivals. 

Pupils also have the option of carrying on to AS and A2 AQA Sports Studies. Pupils have 5 hours a week to study the course and it is broken down into both practical and theory components.  At A level pupils begin to channel their expertise in a certain sporting area and focus on refining their skill level as a performer, but also potentially through officiating and coaching this is worth 60% of the course. The theory is an interesting and wide subject, covering topics such as; anatomy, physiology, sociology, psychology, history of sport and drugs and can lead to careers in many potential areas.

Departments

  • Art & Design

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  • Business Studies

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  • Citizenship

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  • Computing & ICT

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  • Dance

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  • Design Technology

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  • Drama

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  • Economics

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  • English

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  • Extended Project

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  • Geography

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  • Government & Politics

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  • Health & Social Care

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  • History

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  • Mathematics

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  • MFL

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  • Music

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  • Physical Education

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  • Psychology

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  • Religious Education

    KS3 Girls from year 7 receive a general introduction to major World Religions with a discrete focus on Christianity Buddhism and Sikhism. In year 8 girls develop their understanding of these...

  • Religious Studies

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  • Science

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  • Sociology

    KS5 Course Content Sociology is an immensely challenging and exciting discipline. Its aim is to understand how societies work. The study of sociology fosters a critical awareness of contemporary social...

Contact

The Folkestone School for Girls

Coolinge Lane

Folkestone, Kent

CT20 3RB United Kingdom

 

Tel: +44 (0) 1303 251125