Physical Education

The PE A-level course follows the OCR specification and includes study in a number of disciplines, encouraging the development of different methods of enquiry with the focal point being the Performer and the Performance. The course is based on a strong interaction between the theory and practice of Physical Education. The focus of the specification is on participation and performance in physical activity as part of a balanced, active and healthy lifestyle.

The Physical Education Department at The Maynard School believes that PE should provide every student, through a broad range of physical experience, access to the skills, knowledge, understanding and attitudes necessary to promote life-long participation in physical activity.

Extra-Curricular Sports Activity

At The Maynard, sport and extra-curricular clubs are at the heart of school life.

The department aims to provide an extension of the skills experienced in Physical Education with a complementary variety of sport and aesthetic activity. Through this we aim to promote excellence, competition and enjoyment in active participation.

Extra-curricular activity includes:

  • Competitive teams: Inter House/ Inter School/ Inter District/ Inter County
  • School team practices
  • School clubs
  • Community links/club partnerships
  • Feeder schools activity days
  • Sports Days for Junior and Main School
  • Swimming Galas for Junior and Main School
  • Supporting healthy living as part of the Sixth Form Extension Studies Programme

Extra-curricular clubs and practices take place during lunchtime and after school. All teams and clubs are co-ordinated and organised by specialist Physical Education staff with assistance from sixth form students, other staff and coaches.

Senior Games Programme

Each term, students from Upper 5 to Upper 6 (Years 11 to 13) are offered approximately eight different activities to participate in, based on the student voice. It ranges from more traditional sports where they can play against other schools, to golf, yoga and self defence!

Recent options include:

  • Hockey
  • Rugby
  • Self Defence
  • Tennis
  • Aerobics
  • Outdoor Ed at Haven Banks
  • Golf
  • Netball
  • Yoga
  • Football
  • Squash
  • Volleyball & Badminton
  • Fitness