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Physical Education

Curriculum Maps can be found here

Head of Department: Mr A Pullen

Departmental Verse:

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

(Philippians 4:13)


Our mission in 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 programme, 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 existing skills and become more competent in their acquisition of knowledge and the application of it to a variety of sports. All lessons in Key Stage 3 are physical however, the assessment varies in focus, including cognitive, creative, personal and social activities. Whilst honing skills and techniques, pupils are taught to understand the benefits of physical activity and the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle through Health Related Exercise units of work.

The assessment descriptors for this subject are available here.

Key Stage 4

During Key Stage 4, all pupils continue to undertake compulsory core Physical Education, with some choosing to study it at GCSE level. The intention within core PE is to further develop their skills, knowledge and understanding in a range of sports and roles of their choice. Harnessing leadership skills is a key theme of KS4 and through ‘Sport Education’ units of work, students learn to organise and manage teams within each of their chosen activities. The Level 1 Course in Sports Leadership is also offered to our students. Those taking this qualification organise and lead a number of events for local primary school children to engage in.​


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.

Extra-Curricular Activities

Extra-curricular clubs are provided for all students in a wide range of activities and are widely publicised. Training and fixtures take place before school, at lunchtime and after school. Teams are entered into North Kent, Kent and National competitions, with many schools also offering friendly fixtures too. Everybody is welcome to train, regardless of ability or experience, with the aim to get the participation of as many students as possible.