Head of Department: Mr A Pullen

Departmental Verse:

For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength."

(Philippians 4:13)


The intent of the Trinity School Physical Education Department is to educate minds, develop healthy bodies, and promote positive attitudes towards lifelong physical activity, fitness, and sports skills for all pupils, regardless of sex, race or physical ability.


With a broad and balanced physical education programme, as well as an extensive extra-curricular program,  each student will be empowered with the knowledge and skills necessary to make responsible lifestyle choices that directly impact their health and well-being.


Teamwork, social skills, and sportsmanship are also incorporated into lessons with a focus on developing well rounded young people for the future.

The impact of this programme will result in skilled, knowledgeable performers, with a love for physical education. These outcomes can then be utilised in everyday life, to help pupils lead a healthy lifestyle or extend their knowledge by pursuing further education in GCSE PE and Cambridge Technical awards in Sport.

Key Stage 3

Pupils follow a programme of study based upon the National Curriculum. Throughout a range of activities, pupils will build upon the skills developed in Key Stage 2 and become more competent in their skills and techniques, increasing the successful application of such skills within different sports. All lessons in Key Stage 3 are practical, and whilst honing skills and techniques, pupils are taught to understand the benefits of physical activity and the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle. 

Please see the Key Stage 3 programme of study for details of the activities covered. 

The assessment descriptors for this subject are available here.

Key Stage 4

During Key Stage 4 Physical Education, pupils are offered the opportunity to further develop their skills, knowledge and understanding in a range of sports and roles of their choice. These can be both recreational and competitive, with a focus on participation to continue their love for physical activity and sport into adult life.

GCSE Physical Education

The intent of the GCSE PE department is to deliver a programme that provides the opportunity for pupils to develop their knowledge and understanding of the theoretical concepts that underpin physical activity and sport, alongside the development of their own physical skills in competitive sport.  Pupils will learn the benefits of participating in physical activity and sport in relation to their health, fitness and wellbeing. Pupils will also learn the skills of analysis and evaluation in regards to their own and others sporting performances and to be able to identify strengths and weaknesses in performance and suggest corrective measures to improve those performances.

Link to exam board specification: