The Sport and PE Faculty aim to provide a challenging, disciplined and safe environment for high quality learning and teaching.
Students should experience a balance of activities with the necessary coherence and breadth to develop the Curriculum which educates young people on how to make healthy life choices.
Progression is evident as the students pass through Key Stage 2 to 3 with an extended choice of activity in Key Stage 4 to ensure the students are offered a stimulating and relevant College choice in PE.
Physical Education and sport have a very strong tradition at Tonypandy.
During Physical Education lessons students are taught a wide variety of Sports including basketball, trampolining, volleyball, dance, badminton, athletics, gymnastics and outdoor adventurous activities.
Traditional team games are particular strength at Tonypandy where students enjoy football, hockey, rugby, netball, and cricket, plus many more.
We strongly believe in equality of opportunity and provide opportunities for all.
Tonypandy Community College has an established and successful Sports Academy that we are looking to further develop.
In addition to our Sports Academies, we are very proud to be the lead centre in the Rhondda with an All Star Academy for More Able and Talented (MAT) students.
This provision enables students to develop their leadership skills as well as their knowledge, understanding and skills in PE.
We pride ourselves on the extensive range of extra-curricular sporting clubs and activities that are provided. This enables students to participate in sport during lunch times and after College. We also boast a strong tradition in competition against other schools throughout the country and run teams in all major sporting activities.
Key Stage 3
Students have full access to the four areas of experience outlined in the National Curriculum, these are: –
- Competitive sports – rugby, football, basketball, hockey, netball
- Creative sports – Gymnastics & Dance
- Health Fitness & Wellbeing – Circuit training (making use of the college’s health suite), weight training etc.
- Adventurous activities – orienteering, cross country & problem solving.
This wide and varied curriculum is taught using both excellent outdoor and indoor facilities that include: –
- Large sports hall – fitted with full basketball, five a side and netball markings.
- 2 Olympic standard trampolines and various gymnastic equipment
- Health suite containing aerobic, free and fixed weight machines.
- Boxing room with punch bag and boxing mits and pads
- Four season AstroTurf
- Red ash 200M running track
- Hard standing multi-purpose tennis courts
Key Stage 4
All students have access to 1 core physical education lesson a week unless he or she has opted for one of our following examination subjects: –
- GCSE PE
- BTEC level1/2 Award in Sport
There is a progression to study BTEC level 3 Diploma in Sport at POST 16
Students also have the opportunity to join our successful Football or Netball Academy as part of their studies in POST 16.
Link to GCSE past papers: