EGA School

PE Department


EGA PE department aim to create a lifelong passion for exercise and healthy living.  We encourage confident and reflective learners who are self-starters and eager to succeed.  The opportunity to participate and compete in school sport allows pupils to develop an enthusiasm to exercise and take part in sport as well as develop important life skills such as team work, commitment, leadership and discipline.  EGA PE department does this by providing pupils with the opportunities to take part in a range of sporting activities and games both within the curriculum and as part of the extra-curricular programme. We endeavour to provide an educational experience that creates an enjoyable, safe and responsible learning environment where abilities are nurtured and encouraged to ensure the highest possible achievement and enjoyment. 


Key Stage 3

Throughout Key Stage 3 pupils have the opportunity to learn and take part in the following activities as part of the curriculum; Swimming, Trampolining, Badminton, Netball, Tag Rugby, Gymnastics, Football, Volleyball, Dance, HRF, Rounders, Athletics and Cricket.  Lessons take place in the state of the art sports hall, fitness suite, outside courts as well as local parks and swimming pools.

In addition to this, intra-school competitions take place throughout the year across all year groups in the school.  All pupils are encouraged to participate, organise, officiate and lead their tutor group in these activities.


As a school we also take part in many competitions and events within and beyond the borough including; Tag Rugby, Netball, Football, Volleyball, Athletics, Cricket, Rounders, Swimming and Gymnastics.  Furthermore, we also offer many extra-curricular clubs including; Basketball, Netball, Athletics, Swimming, Volleyball and Self-defence, all led by PE staff as well as Gymnastics which is led by specially trained coaches.

Study at Home for KS3
Recommended websites:  GetSet Network, BBC Sport, Youth Sport Trust, Change for Life, Aquaterra Islington

Recommended reading: A variety of reading resources found in the library.

Key Stage 4
Throughout Key Stage 4 pupils have the opportunity to learn, take part and develop in the following activities as part of the curriculum; Trampolining, Volleyball, OAA, Health related fitness, Netball, Football,, Badminton, Yoga, Rounders, Athletics and Cricket. 


In addition to this, pupils have the option of studying for Sports Leaders Level 1 course.  During this course students develop their communication and organisational skills.  It also increases motivation, helps to develop confidence as well as other valuable leadership skills. As we are now in the fifth year of running the course, strong relationships continue to be forged with local primary schools as the Sports Leaders regularly teach the primary aged children. For the past four years they have been particularly busy planning and running local Primary School sports days!  GCSE PE is also a popular option choice at EGA.  We follow the AQA specification and have seen a steady increase in result over recent years. 

Furthermore, key stage 4 pupils also take part in many competitions and events within and beyond the borough including; Netball, Football, Athletics, Rounders, Volleyball and Badminton.  With our fantas outside court space, including 4 tennis courts, 1 hockey pitch, 3 netball courts, 3 5-a-side football pitches and a separate multi-use games area, the girls continue to take part in a wide range of extra-curricular clubs and activities until they leave in year 11.


Study at Home for KS4
Recommended websites: GetSet Network, BBC Sport, Youth Sport Trust, Youtube, Change for Life
Recommended reading: A variety of reading resources can be found in the library.


Recent Events
In the past academic year EGA PE Department has offered a wide variety of activities and opportunities for its pupils. The borough competitions and events that they have taken part in include: Tag Rugby, Athletics, Football, Cross country, Rounders, Netball, Volleyball, Cricket, Swimming.  In addition to this many girls have represented Islington Borough at the London Youth Games in Netball, Swimming, Tag Rugby, Athletics and Duathlon.


Terms & holidays

Summer Term 2017
Start: 18th Apr
Half Term: 29th May-2nd June
End of Term: 21st July
Autumn Term 2017
Start: 4th Sept
Half Term:23rd-27th Oct
End of Term:21st Dec
Spring Term 2018
Start: 3rd Jan 
Half Term:12-16th Feb
End of Term: 29th Mar
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