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Physical Education

Physical Education at Blundell’s complements the games programme and enables pupils to participate in a broad range of both individual and team activities; from Gymnastics to Handball and Swimming to Badminton.

Opportunities are provided both practically and theoretically for pupils to develop skills and knowledge related to performance. Pupils learn about the importance of a healthy lifestyle and life-long participation, with all pupils in Year 10 being given a full induction into the school’s fitness suite. Lessons provide opportunities for pupils to perform, coach and officiate, whilst building on their leadership, communication and teamwork skills in a fun and dynamic environment.

GCSE and A-Level PE enable pupils to experience a truly multi-disciplinary subject. The varied and challenging course content exposes pupils to sociological elements, such as technology and drugs in sport, and scientific areas such as anatomy, exercise physiology and biomechanics of movement. Performing in their chosen activity at A-Level and in three activities at GCSE provides enjoyment, whilst the opportunity to analyse and reflect on their own performance is one that pupils relish. BTEC Sport offers a more modular approach to learning, with pupils investigating the impact of physiology on performance, as well as the contribution training programmes and diet play in establishing a healthy lifestyle. All courses provide an insight into the role psychology plays in performance across the ability spectrum and is an area that Blundellians are readily able to relate to their own sporting experiences. Past pupils have gone on to study a wide range of subjects at many highly respected universities.

Latest News

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St Joseph's Rugby Festival

Blundell's at St Joseph's Rugby Festival!

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Provisional Choral Scholarships from Somerville College, Oxford

A huge congratulations to Jack and Finn for receiving provisional Choral Scholarship from Somerville College, Oxford.

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Foyle Young Poet of the Year

Congratulations to Freya (Y13) who has won the prestigious award for her work!

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Williams Cup 2023

Year 9 took to Haytor on Dartmoor for the 2023 Williams Cup!

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Academic Full Colours

Congratulations to Freya who is the first student of the academic year to be awarded Full Colours.

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First Gold DofE Award of this academic year!

Congratulations to Isobel who has been awarded the first Gold DofE Award of the academic year!

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CCF Royal Marines Summer Camp

Blundell's Royal Marine Cadets attended a summer camp with cadets from schools and units of the CCF RM, the Sea Cadets Corps and the Volunteer Cadet Corps from as far afield as Scotland and London, and, as close as Plymouth.

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Blundell's Rugby stars feature in the Exeter Chiefs Academy

Congratulations to Jamie and Jack on their Rugby success this summer.

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Summer sparkles for Blundell's cricket stars!

Playing on the front foot, Blundell's stars have a summer of cricket success.

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