Physical Education & Sport

Physical Education & Sport





Key Stage 3 PE:

Key Stage 3 Students at Paignton Community and Sports College have the opportunity to experience a variety of activities, from Gymnastics and Dance to Football and Health Related Fitness.

They take part in three timetabled PE lessons a week and can be active in the numerous PE extra curricular clubs that are on offer; breakfast clubs, lunchtime clubs, after school clubs and evening trips.

We are exceptionally lucky at Waterleat Road to have outstanding facilities, the best in the South West.  The all Weather Pitch and The new Dome, which boasts four full size Basketball, Netball and Tennis courts and Sixteen Badminton Courts! Add to the already existing Gymnasium, Sportshall, Fitness suite and outdoor Table Tennis Area.

Expectations within PE:

All pupils are expected to have the following kit:

Indoor Kit:

  • Sky Blue T-Shirt
  • Navy Shorts
  • School Socks
  • Trainers

Outdoor Kit:

As above and also:

  • Shin Pads
  • Gum Shield
  • Boys – Rugby Top
  • Girls – Royal Blue Fleece

For the All Weather Pitch it is very important that NO Blades or Metal Studs are allowed.  ONLY round rubber studs, trainers or Astro trainers are allowed.

To order your PE kit, click HERE. You will be directed to our school uniform shop.

Key Stage 4 – Core

In Years 10 and 11 everyone is expected to participate in PE as part of the National Curriculum for Key Stage 4.

The course is designed to:

  • Increase awareness of the need for physical activity as an important part of a healthy lifestyle.
  • Offer the opportunity to develop competence and ability in specific activities.
  • Make an important contribution to each student’s personal and social development.
  • Students will be required to participate in a selection of activities from a full range of sports from the National Curriculum area of Games, Dance and Athletic activities.
  • It is designed not only to enhance individual/team skills but also to be enjoyable whilst giving students the opportunity to be part of a team and promoting health and physical well-being.
  • Dance and PE can also be taken as GCSE subjects and GCSE pupils will use the Core PE programme to further the chances of academic success in the GCSE examination.

Option Pathways

Pupils at Key stage 4 are given the opportunity to choose there activities for the year through the selection of a ‘pathway’ that is best suited to them.

During year 11 the current pathways are:

a)   BOYS 1- Competitive Team Performance

b)   BOYS 2- Competitive Individual Performance

c)   GIRLS 1- Creative Competition

d)   GIRLS 2- Participation and Healthy Lifestyles

e)   GIRLS 3 – Dance Leaders Award (Yr 11 only)


This Year Pupils at Key stage 4 will be assessed on there performance and understanding of:

  • Healthy, Active Lifestyles
  • Physical Skills
  • Creative Ability
  • Personal/Social  skills
  • Competition
Here is a list of the activities we are offering this year:Boys Team/ Individual pathway: Basketball, Rugby, Flag Football, Fitness Suite, Badminton, Volleyball, Boxercise, Frisbee, Handball, Cricket, Athletics, Tennis.
Girls Team/ Individual pathway: Netball, Multi skills, Fitness Suite, Football, Self Defence, Problem Solving, Badminton, Circus Skills, Health, Hair and  Beauty, Trampolining, Rounders, Boxercise, Street Surfing, Volleyball.
Key Stage 4 – Examinable PE

At Key Stage 4 students can choose to take the BTEC First Diploma in Sport and Exercise or new extended certificate all affiliated to the Edexcel exam board.  We currently have a 96% pass rate with the BTEC and pupils enjoy the flexible approach to practical and theory lessons.  We also offer GCSE short course PE alongside the Single BTEC award this has proven to significantly enhance pupils overall GCSE pass rate.

Btec groups will be completing the Badminton Junior Helpers Award (BJHA),  Badminton Young Organisers Award (YOA) this year, Sports Leaders level 1,

Sports Leadership

At Key stage 4 we recognise this as a key opportunity to develop and enhance leadership skills through a link with BTEC units and the nationally accredited Level 1 Award in Sports Leadership.  Pupils plan, deliver and evaluate sessions in local primary schools and support the Torbay Sports Partnership in competitions and major events.  We offer the Dance leaders Award and Level 2 Community Leaders Award. We also have the gold ‘Young Sports Ambassadors’ based at Borough road.  This Team, made up of a male and female, use the 2012 Olympic values to inspire and motivate young people to choose sport.  They gather the views of the young people in the college to run competitions and help the implementation of new activities within the curriculum.

Introduction to  Staff:

  • JRT – Mr Trevarthen – Assistant Principal in charge of Teaching & Learning
  • DTC – Mr Carpenter – Director of Sport
  • AWP – Mr Price – Assistant Director of Sport/Head of Faculty
  • TJC – Mr Clark – Head of TUFC/KS5
  • MRG – Mr Godfrey – Head of KS4/BTEC PE
  • KLH – Miss Hine – Head of KS3
  • MAC – Mrs Cornish – Head of GCSE PE
  • GRP – Mr Power
  • KMB – Mrs Brown
  • DAL – Mr Lynch
  • IEC – Mr Coulton
  • SJL – Mrs Lyne
  • KLD – Mrs Dinnie
  • SXE – Miss Eagles – Head of Year 11
  • LEK – Mrs Kenny
  • LFS – Mr Sobey
  • Mrs F Arranz-Fenlon – Administrator
  • Mrs Z Carter – Waterleat PE Technician
  • Mr N Gillard – Waterleat PE Technician

Extra-curricular Activities

There is a whole host of Extra-Curricular activities for pupils to join in after school.  Please click >>HERE<< to see the times and events on offer


KS5 BTEC Sport Level 3 Diplomas

Courses Offered:


Course Length:  2 Years

Entry Requirements: 5 GCSE’s at grade C or above. A GCSE Grade B (or equivalent) in Physical Education is preferred.

These courses cover a wide range of sports related units and will allow you to develop your skills and broaden your knowledge as a performer, coach official and leader. You will be given ample opportunity to achieve and succeed and the team of teachers will be able to offer their knowledge on specialist areas of sport.

In addition to gaining the BTEC qualification you will be given the opportunity to gain further achievements related to sports such as coaching badges, first aid certificates, and various refereeing qualifications. These will enhance your employability and increase your knowledge in all things sport upon applying for jobs or places at university.

The BTEC Sports course is overwhelmingly successful regardless of the option selected and is greatly advantaged by the fantastic Sports College facilities including our impressive Fitness Suite, 3G Astro Turf Pitch and multi-use giant Sports Dome.

These courses are 100% coursework based (no exams!), are graded on a ‘pass’, ‘merit’, ‘distinction’ basis and are deemed by many Higher Education authorities as an acceptable route onto Degree level qualifications.

Related career pathways include:

  • Sports Coaching
  • Sports Psychology
  • Physiotherapy
  • PE Teaching
  • Sports Science
  • Professional Sportsman
  • Leisure Centre Manager
  • PE Technician


TUFC Football Development Programme:

Course Length: 2 Years (Level 3 – 3 ‘A’ Level equivalent)

1 Year (Level 2 – 4 ‘GCSE’ equivalent)

Entry Requirements:

(Level 3) 5 GCSE’s at grade C or above. A GCSE Grade B (or equivalent) in Physical Education is preferred.

(Level 2) 5 GCSE’s at grade D – G.

The Torquay United Football Development Programme is celebrating the agreement of a new contract with Paignton Community Sports College and the venture, now in its fourth year, continues to make impressive strides in contributing to the progress of young football protégés both on the field and in the classroom.

All pupils, depending on their academic proficiency, a range of academic, football and sport related qualifications. Upon completion, they are then encouraged into either employment or Higher Education.

The group, under the expert footballing tutelage of former Premier League custodian Robbie Herrera and John Gayle, as well as head coach Nick Milton train daily and compete in both local and national competition. Players who impress are then rewarded by being given the opportunity to train with Torquay United’s full first team and despite the Programme’s relative infancy, there have been some outstanding success stories.

Two first year graduates were rewarded with full-time Youth Team contracts and 2009 graduate Saul Halpin has already achieved his first professional contract.

All members of the Development Squad are made to feel an important part of the club and are invited to attend all home First Team fixtures free of charge.

The course continues to attract people to the College from all four corners of the country and indeed internationally as it continues to grow in stature and prestige.  The Development Programme has recently been further enhanced by the unveiling of a brand new multi-million pound 3G artificial playing surface and coach education room. The facility stands shoulder to shoulder with the very best surfaces of its type nationally and marks a significant improvement to the provision for the Programme’s current and future starlets.

Should you have any further enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact: (College co-ordinator), or (Football Coach).

6th Form Sport

Whether you are a serious competitive sportsman, just interested in keeping fit or merely interested in a casual game, we can accommodate you.

Available facilities include the Fitness Suite, Sportshall, Field and Table-tennis Arena on Borough Road and also the 3G Astro Turf Pitch and giant Sports Dome on our sister site at Waterleat Road.

Possible activities include:

  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Basketball
  • Netball
  • Tennis
  • Table-Tennis
  • Trampolining
  • Wii Sports

Head of Physical Education and Sport/ Assistant Director of Sport:  Mr Andrew Price

Director of Sport: Mr David Carpenter


Additional information regarding the curriculum can be found on the following website: