The Physical Education Faculty at Tomlinscote prides itself on the success of our students and the hard work both staff and students put in to achieve the reputation we have in both curriculum and extra-curricular activities. Staff have worked exceptionally hard to provide a platform for every student to succeed regardless of Key Stage, prior attainment or experience.
Key Stage 3:
During years 7-9 students enjoy a broad and balanced curriculum with 6 areas of focus including invasion games, net/wall sports, athletics, cross country, health-related fitness and orienteering. We feel that all necessary core and advanced skills are enhanced during this time in preparation for the next Key Stage. In addition students are encouraged to use digital learning when possible to analyse performance, create and evaluate data as well as peer and self-evaluation to assess their own progress.
Key Stage 4:
At Key Stage 4 students can opt for GCSE PE where they study the AQA course, developing on their prior knowledge of fitness components, diet/nutrition as well as training methods and beyond. Those who don’t choose GCSE PE still receive a double lesson of practical activity to refine skills learned at Key Stage 3, with year 11 following an options programme including many externally coached or off-site activities such as Zumba, Pilates, golf, bowling and rock climbing. Our GCSE results speak for themselves as we achieved 91% A*-C in 2017 with 80% achieving at or above their FFT target level, some of the best results in the school.
In terms of extra-curricular delivery we offer an extensive range of activities such as netball, fitness, rugby, football, cross country, basketball, table tennis, badminton, trampolining, sportshall athletics, rounders, tennis, cricket and athletics. We are very proud of our local, regional and national reputation especially cross country where we have qualified for the National Finals in 5 of the last 6 years. This has included 3 top 4 finishes in England across the age groups. In addition we have reached several regional finals in athletics as well as county and being district champions in badminton, netball, football, sportshall athletics and tennis.
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