Phsyical Education

Teaching Staff

Miss E Taylor – Teacher
Mr R Morris – Teacher
Mrs L Aldridge – Teacher

Weekly Lesson Allocations

  • Key Stage 3 (Years 7/8/9) – 3x 50 minute lessons per week
  • Key Stage 4 (Years 10/11) – 3x 50 minute lessons per week for options and 2x 50 minute lessons per week of Core PE

PE Curriculum Statement

Physical Education at Tenbury High Ormiston Academy is taught as a basis for lifelong learning, where students have access to a wide range of activities in the belief they will continue to have a physically active life. The students across our school all have an opportunity to take on a leadership role within PE, which helps them develop confidence and competence in different skills and build resilience that enables them to overcome any challenge that may arise.

We provide opportunities to compete in sport and other activities, which helps to embed key values as respect, fairness and sportsmanship as well as building teamwork skills and other life skills. We are passionate about delivering a broad curriculum that provides the opportunity to experience competition through lessons and our extensive extra- curricular programme. We promote our house system through house competition and offer a wide range of competitive fixtures.

We believe that Physical Education adopts many life skills that prepares students for different aspects of life outside of the school. Through our curriculum, we foster an independent learning strategy, where we stretch imaginations, build curiosity and create life-long learners. We open student’s eyes to Physical Education being a tool to help relieve stress and anxiety, which is prevalent in the current world we are living in. In addition, PE provides the building blocks to live a healthy active lifestyle and promote the importance of sport and physical exercise in life.

PE Curriculum Overview (pdf)

Key Stage 3:

Key Stage three is assessed using specific criteria for each sport.

Key stage 4:


Syllabus: 1PE0
Exam Board: Edexcel
Exam Board Website:
Subject: GCSE Physical Education

GCSE PE provides an opportunity for pupils of all abilities to develop their understanding of physical exercise and the skills required for a variety of sports.

Physical Education syllabus content:

  • Fitness and Body systems: Applied anatomy and physiology.
  • Health and performance, including sport psychology.
  • Practical Performance: One team activity, one individual activity and a free choice from the sports activity list.
  • Personal Exercise Programme (PEP): Planning, carrying out, monitoring and evaluation of a PEP.

Additional Award Opportunities:

  • YST Junior Sports Leader Award
  • Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
  • FA Junior Football Organiser Award
  • England Netball Junior Netball Organiser


Rationale for BTEC at THOA (pdf)

Syllabus: 600/4779/3
Exam Board: Edexcel
Exam Board Website:
Subject:BTEC Level 2 First in Sport

The BTEC Level 2 Firsts in Sport have been developed to:

  • Provide education and training for sport, leisure and recreation employees to achieve a vocational qualification.
  • Give learners the opportunity to enter employment in the sport and active leisure sector or to progress to Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Sport.
  • Give learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills.

BTEC Sport Syllabus

The Edexcel BTEC Level 2 First Award in Sport is a 120-guided-learning-hour qualification that consists of two mandatory units plus optional specialist units. The additional units are chosen by the teaching staff to suit the group.