PE & Games

Sport is at the heart of Hereford Cathedral School. The philosophy of developing and nurturing talented young men and women in a wide range of sports has won the school an excellent reputation both locally and nationally. The Department is proud to offer a vast array of sports clubs that allow every pupil to achieve their full potential. The belief is that promoting a balanced, active and healthy lifestyle provides pupils with the knowledge, confidence and enthusiasm for a lifelong involvement in sport and physical activity.

> Years 7-9

The Department places a huge emphasis on fostering the pupils’ natural enthusiasm. Pupils have the opportunity to try a plethora of sports and activities in Years 7 to 9. As well as the major sports of rugby, football and cricket, boys study health-related fitness, basketball, swimming, hockey, badminton, tennis and athletics. In addition to hockey, netball and rounders, girls are taught swimming, water polo, dance, trampolining, tennis, athletics and indoor cricket.

Clubs are run before and after school, as well as at lunchtime, for all pupils wanting to discover and develop their potential in many of these sports.


The GCSE course is 60% practical and pupils are assessed in four activities from at least two groups. As well as player/performer, pupils can be assessed as organiser/leader/coach/choreographer or official. The theory (40%) is a 1.5 hour question paper which includes the areas of psychology, physiology, anatomy and sociology.

> A Level

A Level PE appeals to pupils who have reached a high level in a range of sports and who wish to acquire a detailed appreciation of the background to these activities. At AS this is a practical course but also covers anatomy and physiology, acquiring movement skills and socio-cultural studies. At A2 the practical nature of the course continues and studies cover exercise and sport physiology, sports psychology and sports history.

> Activities and Clubs

Girls Boys
Hockey Rugby
Netball Football
Badminton Hockey
Rounders Cricket
Cross Country Athletics
Athletics Cross Country
Indoor Cricket Fencing
Fencing Rowing
Trampolining Circuits
Rowing Gym
Tennis Tennis
Circuits Basketball

> Trips

Seeing sports professionals perform can give a child the inspiration and drive to succeed in sport and PE. Some of the trips recently offered include:
· England v Jamaica Netball in Coventry
· Worcester Warriors Rugby
· England v Mexico Football at Wembley stadium
There are a range of pre-season tours for rugby, cricket, hockey and netball. Pre-season training is vital because it enables pupils to develop into a cohesive unit and engenders camaraderie. The tours involve fitness training and matches, and are always enjoyable. Past tours include:
· Netball and Hockey tour to Barbados
· Cricket tour to South Africa
· Hockey and Cricket tour to Amsterdam
· Netball tour to Malta
· Rugby tour to the Channel Islands
· Junior Netball tour in the UK (Year 7 & 8)
· Junior Cricket tours in the UK
· Boys Hockey tour in the UK

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