The PE department in Blessed Hugh Faringdon School is very successful and this has been recognised throughout Reading as we have won Reading Sports School of the year for 2014 and 2015 due to the dedication of the students and staff within the department. The PE department aims to develop pupils’ competence and confidence to participate in a range of physical activities as the basis for developing these skills beyond school.
Students can opt to complete a BTEC National Sport Courses at either Diploma or Subsidiary levels. This is made of one exam on Anatomy and Physiology, an external assignment on fitness training as well as additional coursework based units. These courses can be taken as equivalent to 1 or 2 A levels. Students also have the opportunity to participate in practical sessions held for 2 periods in the week. In this time we also run a rugby course focusing on training, tactics, skills, games play and health and fitness. In addition we continue to run teams and competitions throughout the year for 6th form. We also encourage students be part of PE in any way they can which could be through co-coaching, teacher assists or even displays and fixture organisation.