At FirstPoint, our goal is to provide outstanding Physical Education for our students. Alongside our extensive extracurricular programme we offer an innovative and fully inclusive curriculum pathway. We are one department with specialist PE teachers working with Foundation School children to supporting A Level students, creating a team atmosphere that inspires confidence in the younger students to confidently follow their Physical Education pathway.
We have a 12-sport focus throughout the year where student are exposed to a wide variety of sporting opportunities that enable them to develop their physical literacy and progress towards our GCSE programme. Our PE department is confident in its approach to innovation, regularly utilising new technologies to reinforce learning. Over a third of our students choose PE as one of their GCSE subjects, and this is testament to the quality of teaching, and our passion for Sport at the school.
Working in partnership with our curriculum pathway we have a rapidly evolving extracurricular programme. We offer 11 representative sports to students across the three seasons (athletics, aquathon, basketball, cricket, cross country, football, netball, rounders, swimming, tennis & touch rugby). With over 700 fixtures played each year and 88 teams, there is a large and diverse range of sports providing opportunities to develop leisure interests that will last a lifetime. We are a five-day week school, and sport is played most afternoons from Year 2 – Year 13.
This year we have had 3 students represent Dubai in basketball. We have competed in The World School Games for the past two years. We regularly enter all of the GEMS Sports Series competitions and are very competitive with our U14 girls winning the football this year and our U12 girls finishing in third place.
By establishing a lifelong passion for sport, we hope that pupils will continue to value its importance long after they have left GEMS FirstPoint.