Physical Education Teaching Staff
Miss S Loose B.Ed.
Miss S Lovell B.Ed.
Mrs P McAnuff B.Ed
Ms Z Waters B.Ed. Head of Physical Education
Jersey College for Girls Physical Education Department has a long tradition of high quality Physical Education teaching and extracurricular clubs.
The ethos of the department is to ensure that all students have a positive and broad experience across the six activity areas;
• Swimming & Adventurous Activities.
• Athletics, Fitness & Health.
From their experiences we would hope that all students discover an activity they can continue with competently and confidently in their own free time, with the activity becoming a central part of their lives.
Through Physical Education, pupils develop a wide range of skills and the ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully. When they are performing, they think about what they are doing, analyze the situation and make decisions. They also reflect on their own and others’ performances and find ways to improve them.
Physical Education also helps pupils develop personally and socially. During lessons at JCG, students work as individuals, in groups and in teams, developing concepts of fairness and of personal and social responsibility. They take on different roles and responsibilities, including leadership, coaching and officiating. Through the range of experiences and activities that Physical Education at JCG offers, students learn how to be effective in competitive, creative and challenging situations.
Students are also given the opportunity to improve their performance by involvement in extracurricular activities. JCG competes against other schools locally and nationally in rounders, hockey, netball, cricket, football and athletics. Through these leagues students can access Island trials and teams. We also try to direct students into community clubs so they can develop long term participation and hopefully give something back to community through sport.
At JCG we offer our teams opportunities to play fixtures against visiting schools; we have annual fixtures in Hockey, Netball, Swimming and Tennis against Guernsey Grammar School and Guernsey Ladies’. We also offer opportunities for the 1st VII Netball squad to the South West Regional Tournament.
The social clubs provide a fun and friendly atmosphere where students can improve their knowledge and performance in a relaxed manner but also help improve their sense of achievement and self confidence.
The expectations of the JCG PE Department are high. Irrespective of ability, it is expected that students try to do their best. Staff will help to encourage students to set themselves challenging but realistic goals, to help them to improve and be proud of their achievements.
Physical Education is compulsory for all students from the age of 5 to 16.
Key Stage 3, Years 7, 8 & 9
In year 7 and 8 students receive three one hour lessons per week and in year 9; two one hour lessons.
The sports covered during Key Stage 3 are; Badminton, Cricket, Games for Understanding, Hockey, Football, Netball, Rounders, Tennis, Touch Rugby, Sports Hall Athletics, Athletics, Health Related Exercise, Dance, Gymnastics, Swimming and Climbing.
Key Stage 4, Years 10 & 11
In Year 10 and 11, all students receive two one hour lessons per week, known as Core PE; this is compulsory for all. The sports covered are indoor games, outdoor games, racket sports and swimming activities.
GCSE Physical Education
If students choose GCSE PE as an option, they receive two additional lessons in Year 10 and three additional lessons in Year 11.
We follow the AQA syllabus over a two year period. Students are assessed throughout the two years by staff in a variety of sports and roles, but then receive an external moderation. At the end of Year 11, students will sit a written paper lasting 1hour and 30minutes.
The practical element is weighted at 60% with the written element at 40%.
Key Stage 5, Years 12 & 13
In Years 12 and 13, Physical Education at AS and A2 level is offered by the PE Department. Once again we follow the AQA syllabus.
AS Physical education
In Year 12, students have five one hour lessons per week.
Unit 1 consists of Physiology, Psychology and Sociology with a 2 hour written examination at the end of the year.
Unit 2 is the practical assessment. Students are assessed in one or two sports and in any of the following roles; performer, official or coach. Students are internally marked but externally moderated towards the end of the year.
A2 Physical Education
If students decide to continue with the subject onto A2 level, they receive five one hour lessons per week.
Unit 3 consists of the Physiology, Psychology and Sociology with a 2 hour written examination at the end of the year. The unit is worth 30% of the A level.
Unit 4 is the practical assessment, but this time they are only marked in one practical activity as a performer, coach or official. Once again they are externally moderated. Students also have to write a piece of course work analysing and valuating their own performance and offer corrective measures. This work is then marked by an external examiner. Unit 4 is worth 20% of the A level.
Langford Sports Centre
The school has outstanding sporting facilities consisting of:
• Multi-use Sports Hall
• Fitness Room
• Dance Studio
• Climbing Wall
• 5 lane, 25 metre Indoor heated Swimming Pool
• Astroturf - hockey in winter and converted to 12 Tennis courts in the Summer
• 2 external Netball Courts
• 1 Large Playing Field
• Classroom with interactive whiteboard
• JCG PE Kit to be worn to clubs
• If clubs are cancelled a note will be placed on the INTRANET - please check it
• Please ensure that you are collected promptly from clubs and fixtures
• Please check notice boards regularly for all club/team updates