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Physical Education

Subject Overview

The Physical Education department at Tibshelf Community School strive to use power of physical activity and sport to improve physical, mental and social well-being. Student’s will study a huge variety of sports over each year, ranging from Basketball and Rugby to Dance and Athletics.

In KS3, students will now use sports and physical activity to emphasise "big ideas" that span multiple disciplines and subjects. These big ideas include Personal Development in Year 7, Health and Wellbeing in Year 8 and Leadership Skills in Year 9. This allows us to do so much more than getting students active, they will learn life skills that they can carry with them through later life.

When students enter KS4, the curriculum is tailored to their needs to engage students in their Physical Education lessons. KS4 aims to instil the love of sport and physical activity into our students, so they go on to leading a healthy active lifestyle when they finish their time at Tibshelf Community School.

Assessment Information - KS3 

Students are assessed at the end of every half-term in each sport that they cover. They will be assessed in three areas:

  • Hands: Assessed on their practical ability and application of skills
  • Head: Assessed in their knowledge of skills, tactics, rules and regulations
  • Heart: Assessed in leadership, interpersonal skills, effort and engagement

Students are encouraged to attend extra-curricular activities to further enhance their skills and knowledge to maximise their progress in Physical Education.

Assessment Information - KS4 

If students decide to choose BTEC Sport as an option they will have three assessments over the course of Year 10 and Year 11.

Components 1 and 2 are assessed through non-exam internal assessment. These assessments involve students writing a response to a brief in a controlled assessment.

Component 3 is an external assessment which builds directly on Components 1 and 2 and enables learning to be brought together and related to a real-life situation.

Learning Journey

"PE is really fun because we get to do lots of different types of sports so there is something for everyone!"