Mission Statement for Physical Education:

All young people find and learn from meaningful, relevant and fun physical activity which improves their physical competence and wellbeing today and for life.

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The diagram explores the overarching purpose of PE, with learner needs at the heart of the offer. Outstanding physical education develops students physically, emotionally and socially in these three distinct areas:

1. Physical Me:

skills, abilities and techniques developed and applied to performance to tackle increasingly demanding physical activities and achieve personal bests.

2. Healthy Me:

thriving due to good physical health, emotional and social wellbeing and confidence, self-belief and motivation to be healthy for life.

3. Social Me:

the positive traits, attitudes, behaviours and skills of considerate, responsible and imaginative citizens, ready to access the world of work as resourceful, responsible, reliable and collaborative employees.


Key Stage 3

During Key stage 3 pupils will build on and embed their physical development and skills learned in key stages 1 and 2, become more competent, confident and expert in their techniques, and apply them across different sports and physical activities. They will understand what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work. Pupils will develop their confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life, and understand and apply the long-term health benefits of physical activity.

In KS3 pupils are taught to:

• use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games.

• develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports.

• take part in outdoor and adventurous activities which present intellectual and physical challenges and be encouraged to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group

• analyse their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best

• take part in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs

At Key Stage 3 pupils have two one-hour lessons a week. Each half term students experience a different sport / activity. Games lessons includes activities such as football, netball, hockey, rugby, rounders, cricket, tennis, basketball, badminton, volleyball and handball, whilst in their PE lessons we concentrate on fitness and training, athletics, gymnastics, orienteering and theoretical aspects.


Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4 all pupils select activities that best suits their individual sporting needs. In Year 10 and 11 students have 3 hours of PE over the two weeks. A wide variety of activities are available for every pupil to explore, enjoy and promote a heathy, active lifestyle.

In KS4 pupils are taught to: 

• use and develop a variety of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in team and individual games.

• develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports, or other physical activities.

• take part in further outdoor and adventurous activities in a range of environments which present intellectual and physical challenges and which encourage pupils to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group.

• evaluate their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement across a range of physical activities to achieve their personal best

• continue to take part regularly in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs. 


GCSE Physical Education

Single Award - 1 GCSE—Edexcel Board

Subject Information:

This GCSE in Physical Education will equip pupils with the knowledge, understanding, skills and values they need to be able to develop and maintain their performance in physical activities. Pupils will also gain understanding of how physical activities benefit health, fitness and wellbeing.

Pupils selecting this subject need to be performing to a good level in at least two practical activities, be committed to attending extra-curricular activities and the ability to learn and apply theoretical concepts.
GCSE Physical Education consists of;

two externally-examined papers (60%) and two non-examined assessment components.(40%).


Component 1: Fitness and Body Systems - Written examination - Paper 1

Topic 1: Applied anatomy and physiology

Topic 2: Movement analysis

Topic 3: Physical Training

Topic 4: Use of data


Component 2: Health and Performance - Written examination - Paper 2

Topic 1: Health, fitness and well being

Topic 2: Sport psychology

Topic 3: Socio - cultural influences

Topic 4: Use of data


Component 3: Practical Performance – internally marked and externally moderated

Three physical activities from a set list

One must be a team activity

One must be an individual activity


Component 4: Personal Exercise Programme - internally marked and externally moderated

Aim and planning analysis

Carrying out and monitoring the PEP

Evaluation of the PEP


Assessment in PE

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At Blessed Trinity we place the needs of the learner at the heart of the offer and use PE and School Sport as a tool to develop students physically, emotionally and socially.

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Extra-curricular activities

As part of our work in developing healthy active lifestyles we have a significant number of extra-curricular activities opportunities which allow pupils to further develop their physical, social and mental well-being and to compete at the highest possible level.

A programme of extra-curricular activities is published each half term. http://www.btrcc.lancs.sch.uk/btmedia/Curriculum/Enrichment/PE_Extra_Curricular.pdf

Activities offered include athletics, badminton, basketball, cricket, cross country, dance, dodgeball, football, fitness, table tennis, tennis, netball, rugby, rounders, and cricket.

Level 1

Intra form competitions / school sports day

Level 2

Inter school competitions at a local, regional and national level / Inclusive events in partnership with Burnley School Sport Partnership

Level 3

Lancashire School Games – County Final Events


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We are delighted to announce that Blessed Trinity RC College have achieved the School Games Silver Mark Award for the 2018/19 academic year. The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.

With many young people competing in local inter-school competitions this year, we are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible.


Youth Sport Trust Member Schoolpe youth sports trust

As a member school we use the vehicle of sport and physical activity to help deliver crucial life lessons around healthy living and social development, as well as core values such as tolerance and mutual respect, which are all vital for the creation of well-rounded young people, ready for the challenges of the next stage of their lives.

We are currently involved in the Lancashire Active Healthy Minds Project – which includes YST Programmes such as My Personal Best  / Get Exam Fit / RAIR.


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Blessed Trinity is one of the largest providers of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.

For more information about the bronze and silver awards please contact Miss L. Place.


Curriculum Overview

The curriculum overview for Physical Education


Physical Education Team

Mr N. Stubbs - Curriculum Leader PE & Sport

Miss J. Moss - Assistant Curriculum Leader PE & Sport

Mr A. Isherwood - PE Teacher / Progress Leader Year 10

Mr M. Holding - PE Teacher / Progress Leader Year 8

Miss C. Thomas - PE Teacher

Mrs J. Hands - PE Teacher / School Sport Co-ordinator

Miss L. Place  - PE Teacher / Character / Leadership / Duke of Edinburgh Award Lead Teacher

Mr J. Kelly - PE Teacher / Progress Leader Year 11

Mrs S. Knight - Cover Supervisor - PE

Mrs P. Tasker - Cover Supervisor - PE

Mr S. Tansey - Cover Supervisor - PE


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