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PE (Physical Recreation)

Katrin Gierak
Team Leader For PE / PE Teacher

AOLE - Health & Wellbeing

Liam O'Brien
Leader For Professional Learning and Performance Management / PE Teacher

AOLE - Health & Wellbeing

Robert Philips
Healthy Schools co-ordinator / PE Teacher

AOLE - Health & Wellbeing

Joanne Long
PE Teacher

AOLE - Health & Wellbeing

Matthew Humphreys
Assistant Headteacher / PE Teacher

AOLE - Health & Wellbeing

Ethan Waters
WRU HWB Officer

Subjects Offered: 

At GCSE We Offer:

  • GCSE Full course PE

  • Level 2 BTEC first Extended certificate

At KS5 We Offer:

  • Level 3 BTEC National Subsidiary diploma (1 A Level)

  • Level 3 BTEC National Diploma (2 A Level)

At key stage 4 we give students the opportunity to extend their learning experiences for key stage 3.  There are opportunities to develop skills of leadership, make informed judgements and develop advanced technical skills.  In physical education, a concentration on health, fitness and well-being activities includes devising a sustainable plan suited to personal needs and goals.

The Physical Education Department at Coleg Cymunedol Y Dderwen is a very forward thinking and innovative department that offers all students a wide range of opportunities for sporting achievement and academic attainment.  The department is staffed by 7 full-time specialist teachers.  All teachers possess excellent subject knowledge in addition to a range of outstanding sport specialisms.

Extra-curricular Activities:

The PE department offers a wide range of competitive and recreational extra-curricular activities, which take place at lunchtime and after school.  Throughout the year, these extracurricular activities include:

Hockey (indoor & Outdoor), Netball, Rounders, Rugby, Football, Basketball, Dodgeball, Badminton, Cross-country, Athletics, Table Tennis, Dance, Street Dance, Rock Climbing, and an annual adventurous / sport specific Trip.  This selection is updated throughout the year.  The department also organise and run activities through the 5 x 60 programme which gives students the opportunities to take part in alternative sport and exercise activities, as well as offer students the chance to use various sporting provisions in the local community.

Recent Successes:

A number of our students are very successful sports-people, representing district, regional and national sides in a wide range of sporting activities.  A number of our teams also enjoy considerable regional success.

Our BTEC national results are consistently outstanding, achieving much higher grades than the national average.

Our GCSE results are pleasing and our students receive regular additional revision classes to support them in achieving their maximum potential.

We are very proud that many of our students go on to study further sport courses in higher education such as physiotherapy, sports event management, sport technology and teaching.


Extra-Curricular Activities Information


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