Physical Education is valuable as it offers individuals the opportunity to develop their social, mental and physical well-being through a variety of sporting avenues. Physical education promotes and develops key values such as confidence, leadership, resilience and respect which can be applied across school life extending into future roles and responsibilities. In addition to this Physical Education’s main role is to embed a lifelong participation approach to physical activity in all its forms from competing at national standard, working on personal goals or taking part socially.

Curriculum Overview

Autumn Spring Summer
Year 7 Decision making, coaching skills, BHAL
(Active Participant)
Leadership and Knowledge
(Active Participant)
All 5 strands
(Active Participant)
Year 8 Decision making, coaching skills, BHAL
(Bronze)
Leadership and Knowledge
(Bronze)
All 5 strands
(Bronze)
Year 9 Introduction into Physical Education pathways Leadership and Knowledge
(Silver)
All 5 strands
(Silver)

Students learning will be assessed by:

Students will be assessed using the Physical Education assessment grid which looks at 5 strands which include the following areas:

1: Leadership
2: Coaching
3: Knowledge
4: Decision making
5: Balanced, healthy and active lifestyle

This assessment grid will be used for their entire time at TGS and will look at 5 levels of progression over the 5 years they are at TGS. The aim is to make at least 1 level of progress each academic year through the following level: Active participant, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum.

This assessment grid can be found on the website where it is broken down into more detail.

Key Stage 4 Courses

Students in Years 10 & 11 can choose to study GCSE Physical Education or BTec Level 2 in Sport.

Details of these courses are available from the linked resources on this page.

Department Staff

Mr K Alexander Director of Sixth Form Contact
Miss V Brownsell Teacher of PE Contact
Miss C Bryan Teacher of PE Contact
Miss N Buchanan Teacher of PE Contact
Mrs A Butcher Assistant Headteacher, Enrichment Contact
Mr R Myhill Head of PE Contact
Mr B Richards Teacher of PE Contact