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Physical Education

We believe that if a child/pupil is to have a positive relationship and maintain a healthy active lifestyle, one that they enjoy and gain the most from, they need to have enjoyable, memorable experiences of PE at school. Our aim is to ensure that every child will look back at their PE and sport at Kent College Dubai with positive memories. We hope to spark an enthusiasm that will last a lifetime and create further positive experiences of being healthy and active for life.

Key Stages 4 (GCSE) and 5 (A level)

The PE Department offers academic PE for those pupils who wish to take the study of sport into greater detail. GCSE AQA, AS and A level AQA PE is offered. There are now many opportunities for employment in sport and the A-level courses go a long way in supporting pupils with these ambitions. To view more details about each of the courses please visit

Underpinning all of this is a dedicated and committed PE Department staff with expertise in a variety of disciplines. We have teamed up with M and S Sports as our outside specialist providers to assist in the delivery of our swimming programme throughout Junior and Senior school. This has allowed us to expand our games programme to offer greater breadth and variety.

Head of PE: Mr Paul J Jackson @KCD_Sport
I have been fortunate to have taken my passion for sport and physical activity around the world, teaching in four schools in Thailand, Dubai and the UK. I worked in Dubai previously for three years and feel very strongly about the opportunities that Kent College Dubai can offer its pupils. Although I thoroughly enjoy teaching a variety of different sports and disciplines, my passion is rugby. From this comes my teaching philosophy: Teamwork – no one is bigger than the team, work together to overcome anything. Respect – without it nothing is possible. Enjoyment – if we enjoy something we stick with it for longer. Discipline – strong values and discipline is what underpins success and personal gain. Sportsmanship – Sportsmanship is the foundation upon which we build. I look forward to welcoming you all to Kent College Dubai.


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