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A Brief Introduction to the PE Department

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The PE department strives to support the school mission statement and school values through ensuring that students:

• participate fully in a broad and balanced programme of activities

• are given every opportunity to fulfil their potential in a range of sporting roles, as a performer, instructor, official or informed spectator

• through team work develop and demonstrate skills of co-operation and respect for themselves and others through sporting values learn to support, encourage and care for each other and value the environment in which we learn and live

• recognise the wealth of sporting opportunities available to everyone and the community, receiving the support and encouragement necessary to feel confident in joining local clubs and agencies

• enjoy physical activity at The Telford Priory School and continue in life beyond school

Department Aims

• Develop the competence, creativity and performance of pupils in a range of sporting activities and broaden sporting horizons.

• Extend opportunities during curricular and extra curriculum time providing lifelong learning and active participation

• Demonstrate a sound knowledge and understanding of health, fitness and safety to lead and promote healthy lifestyles

• Develop student leadership and co-operation amongst peers, being responsible for their own and others learning

• Use physical activity as a driving force at raising cross curricular standards around the school

The Telford Priory School strives to offer an extensive extra-curricular programme to all pupils. The sporting activities offered are inclusive and challenging, encouraging hard work, commitment and determination.  Our extra-curricular programme is thriving and we endeavour to build on the opportunities we offer our pupils.

Competitive sporting opportunities are available to all students, both in terms of inter-school competitions and tournaments across Telford and Wrekin.  We also offer inter-house competitions in a wide range of sports for all students to become actively involved in the wider school community. 

Extra-Curricular Opportunities

Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Cross-Country, Fitness, Golf, Hockey, Netball, Rounders, Rugby, Swimming, Tennis, Trampolining

PE at Key Stage 4

Students who select PE at key stage 4 will follow either of these courses: 

GCSE Physical Education Technical Award (AQA) 

The syllabus provides candidates with the opportunity to study both practical and theoretical aspects of Physical Education.  The knowledge gained should enable students to develop a greater understanding of effective and safe physical performance.

Six areas of study:

• The active participant

• Linking physical activity with diet, work and rest

• Making informed decisions about a lifestyle of healthy living

• Skill for effective performance

• Testing, training and lifestyle choices

• Risk assessments and safe practice

The GCSE PE course is made up of two elements

Practical 60%

Theory 40%

The assessment for the practical element is through four activities as: 

• A Performer

• A Leader

• An Official

Students who choose to take this subject should have a strong passion for sport and be a competent performer in a range of different PE activities.  For more information regarding GSCE PE please see Mrs Platford or Miss Machin. 

Edexcel BTEC Sport Level 1/2 First Award in Sport

The BTEC Sport syllabus allows students to explore many disciplines in sport and learn to develop new practical skills.  It is a practical work related qualification in Sport. The course requires students to complete four units from the syllabus and complete a range of assessments. Two units are mandatory, one of these being Unit 1 Fitness for Sport and Exercise which includes an online test.  All units have an equal weighting of 25% (30 credits).  Below are the other units that will be covered as part of this course:

Unit 2: Practical Sports Performance - 30 credits (Mandatory) 

Unit 3: The Mind and Sports Performance - 30 credits (Optional) 

Unit 6: Leading Sporting Activities - 30 credits (Optional)