Our sporting ethos is to encourage girls throughout the school to participate and enjoy sport, and to maintain their interest and develop a healthy lifestyle beyond school. There are ample opportunities for girls to compete at the highest possible level both inside and outside school, with local, regional and national competitions in hockey, netball, cross-country, athletics, tennis, rounders, swimming and riding. Practices take place at lunchtimes and after school as do competitive matches. We are extremely proud of the successes of our different sports teams and individuals at local, county and national level and we celebrate numerous team and individual successes each year with students currently representing the county in athletics, cross-country, riding, hockey, netball, swimming and tennis.
Year 11, Lower and Upper Sixth follow an options programme with a wider range of activities, some of which take place off the school site.
The different sports on offer include:
Athletics | Hockey | Rugby | Badminton | Golf | Swimming | Basketball |
Gymnastics | Tennis | Cross Country | Dance | Judo | Volleyball |
Fencing | Netball | Fitness | Rounders
Pupils benefit from excellent facilities which include a modern Sports Hall, a floodlit Astroturf pitch, 3 netball courts, 11 tennis courts and an outdoor swimming pool.To support our pupils we have built links with local clubs so they have a clear pathway to develop their specific talents. We have developed strong links with Horsham Hockey Club, Rudgwick Netball Club, Blue Star Harriers (athletics), Slinfold Golf & Country Club, Horsham Hawks Basketball Club & Atlantis Swimming Club.
A Level PE
The OCR A Level specification gives you a clear appreciation of key issues in physical education including balanced, active and healthy lifestyles, a focus on performance in practical activity, and the opportunity to pursue your particular area of interest. Although GCSE PE is an advantage, it is not compulsory. A Level PE complements the study of Biology because of the anatomy and physiology aspects of the course.You will have the opportunity to experience activities from across different activity profiles in the roles of performer, coach/leader and official. Experience in a variety of roles will develop your appreciation of each of these participation pathways.
The course specifications are designed to increase your knowledge and awareness of the opportunities for participation and progression in physical activities and will enable you to become an informed and discerning decision-maker in respect of your participation and performance in physical activity. 35% of your final A Level grade will be practically assessed.
You will undertake a focused study at A2 in a particular area of interest; Historical Studies, Comparative Studies, Sports Psychology, and Exercise and Sport Physiology. This is excellent preparation for students wishing to progress to degree level study in both Physical Education and Sports Studies.