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Experienced and enthusiastic PE department staff work closely to deliver this demanding yet thoroughly rewarding course. From Year 7 – 13, The Royal offers a whole range of sporting activities and teams to compliment the GCSE and OCR Sports Studies curriculum. Our students compete in a range of sports including football, athletics, swimming, table tennis, rugby, basketball, cricket, netball & rounders. We have many elite athletes including Olympic swimmers and professional football players who act as excellent role models. Pupils taking on the role of the leader have the opportunity to coach our primary school pupils after school, in a range of sports. Those choosing to be Officials also have this opportunity. In recent years, we have had a number of students officiating at the City and Inter-house competitions.


At KS5 we offer students the opportunity complete the BTEC Level 3 National Certificate in Sport. This qualification will provide students with a deep understanding of the effects physical activity on the human anatomy and psychological impacts on sports performers. Furthermore, one of the units provides students with an insight into possible careers within the world of sport and physical activity which has provided students with direction and purpose. Finally, a unit focused on sports coaching gives students an opportunity to lead purposeful sports sessions for our younger students in an area they are passionate about. We are proud of our students' outstanding outcomes at KS5.