Physical Education Department (PE)

Team Leader:

Kat Gierak

Teacher In Charge

Liam O’Brien

Team Members:

Mat Humphreys (Assistant Head Teacher)

Sarah Humphreys (Head of Ruby College)

Joanne Long

Rob Phillips

Chris Dicomidis (WRU – Hub Officer)

Ceri Rees



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.


Year 7 Curriculum Map


Year 8 Curriculum Map

Year 9 Curriculum Map

Year 10 Curriculum Map

Year 11 Curriculum Map

Kit Lending Policy

Kit Policy

PE Safety Code

PE Behaviour Policy

Rewards Policy