PE is part of the core timetable for KS4 students, aged 14 to 16, and is also available as a GCSE option. Sporting activities are included in the enrichment programme, which are open to the post 16 students as well.
All students participate in two hours of timetable Core PE per week. All sets are mixed genders and abilities. Within Core PE students will have the opportunity to access a range of physical and sporting activities across the two academic years. This includes a variety of Invasion Games, Racket/Net/Wall Games, Fielding/Striking Games and Health Related Fitness activities.
Racket and Net/Wall
Fielding and Striking Games
Health Related Fitness Activities
Football (5 a-side)
The aims of Core PE sessions are to develop and apply the UTC employability skills and values, whilst also ensuring that every session contributes to, and helps to sustain, a healthy and active lifestyle for all pupils.
PE sessions are predominantly built around competition. With the emphasis of organisation being led by students to promote independence. All students are expected to have an ‘active involvement’ regardless of injury and kit issues in all sessions. However, for those students who find PE particularly daunting or are medically unfit to participate there will be support and alternatives available, but we aim to be fully inclusive to all students.
Pupil’s participation and involvement in PE sessions are measured based on the skills and values that are learned through sport such as: organisation, honesty, cooperation, leadership, respect for others and coping with winning and losing. These values allow students to become more employable and prepare them for the working world as well as help them personally develop with confidence, resilience and skills to improve their health and wellbeing both physically and mentally.
As a developing college, we hope to be able to participate in competitions in the near future and further expand the programme of activities available to students. This will be steered by our students and what they want to achieve within their sports programme.
We have a large Challenge Arena on site for indoor sports and an outside hardstanding multi-use area for a range of outdoor sports. We also go street running in the local area and are looking to make use of other local facilities such as the tennis club, athletics grounds, gym and swimming pool.