Physical Education aims to provide an enjoyable and balanced programme
enabling all students to develop physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively. The curriculum offers a comprehensive range of experiences to meet the needs of individuals irrespective of race, gender, class, age, disability or culture.
All students are encouraged to participate and develop positive attitudes towards active involvement as performers, observers and officials. The department offers a variety of teaching styles that enable students to develop an understanding of and the skills necessary for, individual work and the ability to work effectively with others.
All students are encouraged to develop confidence, tolerance and appreciation
of their own strengths and weaknesses and those of others. This is seen as an important part of the learning process. Students are made aware of leisure opportunities within the local community and encouraged to develop skills and attitudes conducive to involvement in an active lifestyle.
Thomas Tallis School has outstanding P.E. facilities which enable us to operate a broad based curriculum and also a variety of lunchtime and after school activities.
In Key Stage 3 (years 7, 8 and 9) all students follow courses in gymnastics, indoor athletics, volleyball, judo, health related fitness, OAA, badminton, athletics, football, netball and rugby. Swimming instruction is offered to non-swimmers during Year 7.
In Key Stage 4 year 10 students follow courses in health-related fitness, volleyball, badminton, netball, basketball, and football in the autumn and spring terms, and athletics, cricket, rounders and softball in the summer. In year 11 students are given the opportunity to choose two activities to study in greater depth throughout that year. BTEC Level 2 TECH Award in Sport is offered as an option at Key Stage 4.
Post 16 students can study the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport or the BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Sport.
Clubs operate during lunchtimes and after school for the benefit of all students.
In the course of a school year, extracurricular activities available are:
Basketball, Netball, Gymnastics, Athletics, Volleyball, Football, Rugby, Table Tennis, Badminton, Cricket, Rounders and Cross Country Running.
Students of all abilities are encouraged to take part in extracurricular activities and for the more talented participants there is the opportunity to represent the school in a variety of sports. School teams operate in most of the above sports. Inter-tutor group activities and competitions are arranged in the course of the school year, for all students, irrespective