Physical Education

At TGS all students take part in 100 minutes of core PE a week, through year nine to 11 covering a wide range of sports and activities.

The PE department offers a wide range of extra curricular opportunities at TGS with numerous lunchtime and after school clubs ranging from the more traditional sports such as football, netball and hockey, through to the more unusual – archery, trampolining and rock climbing; all of which take place on school site (and are free of charge). Fixtures with other schools occur on a regular basis, in addition to area and regional tournaments.


Sports Ambassadors

There are currently three Sports Ambassadors in the sixth form whose role is to promote school sport and extra curricular opportunities and offer new opportunities and experiences for students in the lower school.

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GCSE Physical Education


Course Leader:              Mr Myhill

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Examination Board:       AQA

Assessment:                   40% practical assessment, 60% examination

What does the course involve?

The Physical Education course has a practical and a theoretical component.

Theory Component

In the theoretical component students will study the following topics: applied anatomy and physiology including the skeletal, muscular, cardio-respiratory systems, movement analysis including levers and planes of movement. They will also study physical training including components of fitness and methods/ principles of training Sports psychology is also taught including skill classification, information processing and feedback. Socio-cultural influences and how this affects performance and participation as well as health, fitness and well-being and the use of data.

Practical Component

In the practical component students will be assessed in three physical activities as a player or performer. Students will be assessed in one individual activity, one team activity and the third activity either a team or individual activity. Students will also complete an analysis and evaluation of performance to bring about improvement to one activity.

Students would benefit hugely from playing school sport or taking part in sports activities outside school.

Differences from Year 9

The course has three lessons a fortnight. Lessons will be taught in a 6 week block of theory then a 6 week block of practical and continue to alternate throughout year 10 and 11. The majority of the theory lessons are based in a classroom. Assignments and exams are also completed within this subject.

Skills developed

As well as your sporting skills, communication and teamwork will be essential skills developed. Through your activities you will also refine your analysis and evaluation skills as you reflect on performance. Your ability to work independently will be developed also.

BTEC Level 2 Sport


Course Leader:              Mr Myhill

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Examination Board:       Edexcel

Assessment:                   75% coursework, 25% examination (online)

What does the course involve?

The BTEC course involves students producing assignments in different modules. These modules are Health and Fitness for Sport and Exercise, Practical Sport Performance, The Mind and Sports Performance, The Sports Performer in Action, Training for Personal Fitness, Leading Sports Activities and Work Experience. Health and fitness for sport and exercise is assessed externally by an online exam, consisting of multiple choice, short and longer answer questions.

Differences from GCSE

Within the BTEC your sporting performance is assessed through a written assignment including skills involved and a self-analysis, whereas the practical aspect of the GCSE is assessed through performance only. The BTEC course has a 25% exam and 75% assignments.

Skills developed
The BTEC framework comprises skills that are essential to success in learning, life and work. In essence, the framework captures the essential skills of managing yourself, managing relationships with others, managing your own learning, performance and work. It is these skills that will enable you to enter work and adult life more confident and capable.

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