At Tanfield School we encourage students to develop lifelong participation in sport through offering an extensive range of sporting activities during Core PE, GCSE PE and our extra-curricular programme. Our curriculum path offers six different sporting units of work across Key Stage 3 and the option of GCSE Physical Education offers a more concentrated pathway to allow assessment to take place in 3 activity areas. The depth of these lessons is approximately 10-14 lessons. The list of activities includes: football, cricket, handball, rugby, table tennis, dance, netball, athletics, gymnastics and trampolining. We take pride in our high standards of commitment and sporting etiquette. The extensive extra-curricular programme is for all students and facilitates all levels of participation.
All students should attend their PE lesson with their full Tanfield kit.
Our Curriculum targets the development of physical activity at a high level. At Tanfield we aim to develop the skills, techniques and tactics required in a unit of work while working at a high intensity. Not forgetting the element of fun and enjoyment.
Key Stage 4
Core Physical Education
All students to leave Tanfield School with the aim to maintain an active, healthy lifestyle based on their experiences from Physical Education.
Each student has 2 hours of Physical Education per week in Year 10 and 1 hour per week in Year 11, which is compulsory and therefore not part of the option process. The practical element of the GCSE PE course is taught during this time.
GCSE Physical Education
Students have 2 lessons each week of theory GCSE Physical Education. This focuses on the topics of Component 1 and 2. Component 3 will be taught during Core PE time or externally assessed through a student’s local club.
The human body and movement in physical activity and sport
Socio-cultural influences and well-being in physical activity and sport
Practical performance in physical activity and sport
The activities for GCSE Phyical Education can be selected from the table below.
|Team activities||Individual activities|
|Association football||Badminton||Basketball||Amateur Boxing||Athletics||Badminton|
|Rowing||Rugby League||Rugby Union||Rowing||Sculling||Skiing|
|Specialist team activities||Specialist individual activities|
|Blind cricket||Goal ball||Powerchair football||Boccia||Polybat|
|Table cricket||Wheelchair basketball||Wheelchair rugby|
What do I need to do the course?
An interest in both the theoretical and practical elements of sport. Also desirable: representative honours at club, district, county or national level in at least one sport as either player/performer, official or leader.
What could I go on to do at the end of the course?
GCSE Physical Education is essential for progressing on to AS/A2 Level PE. It can lead to careers in Sport Science, Teaching, Coaching, Sports and Leisure Management, Anatomy and Physiology, Physiotherapy and medicine.