Physical Education

PE1PE is an essential area of the curriculum at Carterton Community College and is taught by specialist staff in excellent facilities. Students are taught the skills required to perform at a competent level in a range of sports, but focus is also given to the development of teamwork and cooperation. The department offers students of all abilities the opportunity to participate in sport at a competitive level, with mass participation through inter-house competitions, and elite performance with inter-school fixtures and through the entry to local, county and national competitions. The department encourages students to achieve their potential through the pathways to joining local clubs and the recognition of talent through the Gifted and Talented programme. Students identified at Primary School level as More Able are invited to the College to participate in an enrichment programme run six times a year.

The Department boasts excellent facilities which include;

  • a gym with a range of apparatus and 3 trampolines
  • a multi-purpose sports hall with a climbing wall
  • an artificial 3g playing pitch which is floodlit and used for hockey and football
  • a hard court area which is used for tennis and netball
  • field area with a rugby pitch and football pitch
  • grass grid area used for rugby and football training
Teaching Staff
Mr G Lloyd Teacher
Miss R Mills Teacher, Sports Coordinator
Mrs B Taylor Teacher
KS3 Curriculum

Pupils in Years 7 – 9 undertake 2 hours of PE every week and follow a range of activities, from the major games to gymnastics, athletics and trampolining.  They participate in a range of activities with the aim of developing a positive attitude towards a healthy active lifestyle. All students are taught a discrete module of work on fitness each year, encouraging students to assess their fitness levels and to develop the knowledge of how to improve or maintain their current performance.

KS4 Qualifications

In Years 10 and 11 students receive 2 hours of PE a fortnight. Students have the option to study PE as an exam subject, where the course is completed over two years and can gain them a GCSE qualification through the AQA syllabus or through the BTEC Sport course.  Students who undertake these courses can continue to study sport at college through the nationally recognised BTEC courses or the studying of ‘A’ level PE.

KS5 Qualifications

In Year 12 and 13, students have the option to continue their post-16 studies by choosing BTEC level 3 in Sport. It is a demanding qualification looking at the principles of fitness and training and is equivalent to 1 ‘A’ level. It is made up of 7 modules worth 60 credits.

SMSC / Enrichment

Students are given a variety of opportunities to take on different roles within the department, from becoming aspiring leaders through the Year 7 and 8 specialist schools programme, to completing the Junior Sports Leader Award in Year 10 or the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award in Year 11. A full time School Sports Co-ordinator within the department offers our students the opportunity to work closely with the local primary schools organising and officiating sports festivals, as well as coaching a variety of different sports.

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