Head of Faculty: Mrs K French (maternity leave)
Acting Head of Faculty: Miss L Baker

Head of Boys PE: Mr P French

Department Staff Teaching

  • Mrs S H Percy
  • Mr S Atwal
  • Mr J Charlton (part-time)

Faculty Introduction

The Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School PE department is a lively and welcoming place. It has a large sports hall, a gymnasium, a Multi-Use Games Area which includes Tennis and Netball courts and extensive outdoor playing fields. Extra-curricular sports teams have been very successful and follow a strong tradition of sporting excellence. The department benefits from being part of the Herne Bay and Canterbury Coastal Sports Partnership, which helps increase our competition opportunities.

Key Stage 3

All students in Key Stage 3 are given opportunity for participation in a number of different activities. We also believe in teaching students to lead healthy, active lifestyles through participation in Sport and physical activity. Extra-curricular clubs are offered in many sports and students are encouraged to take part, together with representing the School at inter-school matches, whilst an extensive inter-house programme is delivered during lesson time. 

Key Stage 4

In Key Stage 4 more emphasis is placed on the leading and coaching of activities, alongside participation in a wide range of Sports. Students have the opportunity to take GCSE Physical Education to help further develop their understanding of the body during exercise. This course is 70% theory based, with 30% practical assessment. The theoretical aspects include Applied Anatomy and Physiology, Biomechanics and movement analysis, Training, Health & well-being, Sport psychology and Socio-cultural influences of Sport in society. There is also a Sports Leaders course organised for Year 11 students and this is delivered to local primary school children.

Key Stage 5

A level Physical Education is offered to Year 12 students and is a two year linear course, with final exams in Year 13. This course is designed to develop student’s knowledge of the scientific and theoretical aspects of PE and Sport, alongside developing their skills as a performer. The course is  70% theory and 30% practical, including applied anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology, applied movement analysis, sport psychology, skill acquisition and social aspects of Sport in society.

Wednesday afternoons is reserved for sixth form students to participate in recreational activities of choice, including Badminton, Aerobics, Football and fitness training. Various team sports are played during this time and a high level of success has been evident in Senior Football, Rugby and Netball.


All students have the opportunity to represent Queen Elizabeth’s in inter-school fixtures at a local and county level. We organise teams in Football, Rugby, Netball, Basketball, Badminton, Swimming, Cricket, Rounders, Softball, Athletics and Tennis. There are also practice schedules created each term offering all students the opportunity to participate in the sports listed above, along with Trampolining, Dance and Gymnastics.