Physical Education & Sport

High Quality PE and School Sport for all at QK

We believe that everyone has a sport or activity that they will enjoy and can achieve in. At QK, the PE department aims introduce all students to a wide range of physical activities so they can continue to lead healthy active lifestyles when they leave school. The Department's dynamic forward thinking sees no barriers to our students' development.

Students are taught to make informed choices about living healthy, active lifestyles.

QK students enjoy and compete in an annual sports day, the highlight of the PE calendar.

Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was despair. It is more powerful than governments in breaking down barriers. It laughs in the face of discrimination.

Nelson Mandela

Highlights of 2010

BTEC National Certificate in Sport Studies (Level 2)

  • For the fourth consecutive year - 100% of pupils achieved BTEC National Certificate in Sports Studies (Level 2 Course - 2xA* - C GCSE equivalent)
  • 96% of students achieved or exceeded their target grade (FFT)

BTEC National Award in Sport (Level 3)

  • For the fourth consecutive year - 100% of pupils achieved BTEC National Award in Sports (Level 3 Course - 1 x A-E A Level equivalent). Plus the equivalent A-C grade results achieved 100% from 62.5% in 2008.
  • 64% of Pupils gained a Merit (A Level - C Grade equivalent) or above.

Current Developments

  • Swimming at the new Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre continues in Year 7
  • Fitness testing and training incorporated to every PE lesson to develop cardiovascular fitness. Every ½ term students complete a Cooper or Bleep Test.
  • Handball, Table Tennis and Trampolining has relaunched.
  • Inter-form competitions will be running every term.
  • BTEC Trip to Tree Jumpers in Kent.
  • ‘QK Active life’ lunch programme aims to increase participation in physical activity and increase awareness in health and fitness.
  • Launch of website. Check this for all Sport related activity and fixtures in Westminster.
  • The Met-track initiative is led by the metropolitan police where students get the opportunity to compete in Athletics against other schools. The initiative aims to encourage young people to build self belief and spend time with positive role models through sport.

Beyond QK

  • Successful BTEC Trip to Tree Jumpers in Kent.
  • Positive partnerships with local primary schools: Burrow Hill Primary School (Sport leaders have been going to the school and assisting with their PE lesson)
  • Congratulations to all Year 11 Football Team who represented the school in the ESFA league. They got into the top 32 teams in UK.
  • Congratulations to 6th Form Boys Basketball for reaching the top eight school in the England School Basketball league.
  • Congratulations to the Under 14 Boys Basketball team who came 3rd in the Westminster league.
  • Congratulations to the KS4 Girls Dance Group who came 2nd in the Westminster Dance Competition.
  • Parkour continues to flourish at QK. Having taken part in the Jump Westminster documentary, we have also featured in national press, BBC news and reached CBS Breakfast news television in America.
  • QK representation in the Lords Mayor Mile as part of the Lord Mayors Show opening ceremony.
  • Congratulations to the Cross Country teams who came 3rd in the KS3 & KS4 boys and girls competitions at Regents Park.
  • QK have students competing in the Mini Marathon Trials in association with London Youth Games.
  • QK students participate in Inspire Mark awards for Jump London