The Physical Education Department at Blessed Trinity has an excellent reputation for Sport and PE gaining numerous accolades for sporting achievement and involvement, including designation as a Sports College.
Physical Education develops pupils’ competence and confidence to take part in a range of physical activities that become a central part of their lives, both in and out of school. A high-quality PE curriculum enables all pupils to enjoy and succeed in many kinds of physical activity. They develop a wide range of skills and the ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully. When they are performing, they think about what they are doing, analysing the situations and making decisions. They also reflect on their own and others' performances and find ways to improve them.
The Physical department work hard to create a bespoke program of study based upon the national curriculum. Students are encouraged to develop their knowledge and understanding of health and fitness by designing and carrying out their own warm-ups and cool-downs and identifying the fitness components that are important for each activity area.
Many students have the opportunity to construct their own personal exercise plan including the use of Fitness Suite.
Our aims are to:
• To offer learning experiences designed to give each pupil the opportunity to develop a positive awareness of their body, and be better informed of its function, ability and potential in Physical Education and everyday life.
• Provide attainable experiences that promote success at every level.
• Encourage pupils to foster a positive attitude to physical fitness and health that will continue post 16.
• Provide challenging situations and environments that improve specifically identified skills and techniques.
• Contribute to a pupil’s social development through cooperation, teamwork, leadership and competition.
• To encourage and develop pupil’s appreciation for the aesthetic and artistic qualities in movement, providing a medium for expression and creativity.
• Enable pupils to work independently and as part of a team, so as to contribute to the development of core skills such as communication and teamwork.
• To enable pupils to develop a range of desirable personal qualities. These include safety awareness, politeness, perseverance, concern for others, initiative and independence.
At Key Stage 3 pupils have two one hour lessons a week. 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, aerobics, circuit training, fitness testing, trampolining, gymnastics, orienteering, biking and the fitness suite.
At Key Stage 4 all pupils select a pathway that best suits their individual sporting needs. Pupils can choose from either Games, Fitness, Individual or Leadership pathways. In Year 10 pupils have 3 hours of PE over the two weeks, whilst Year 11’s currently have 5 periods of PE over the two week timetable.
GCSE PE is an option for our most able pupils. The GCSE course, as distinct from the “KS4 Games” course followed by all, is a 2 year course leading to the EDEXCEL examination. Pupils have 5 lessons over the fortnight – including two theory lessons.
The course is divided into 2 sections;
Section 1: Healthy, active lifestyles
Your Healthy, active body
This section is worth 40% and is based on a written paper, of 1hr 30 minutes. It includes multiple choice, short answers and long answer questions.
Section 2: Practical performance
Analysis of performance
This section is worth 60%. Pupils must participate in a minimum of 2 and maximum of 4 activities. Pupils may now specialise in 1 activity and offer player/participant, leader and official, for example pupils can play football, act as a leader/coach and officiate in the same activity. The fourth activity would have to come from a different activity area. Pupils also will complete a Personal Exercise Programme (PEP)
The course is stimulating and interesting but demands a lot of hard work and much of it involves work outside of school hours with pupils required to achieve a high standard in all areas. Homework is set on a regular basis and students are expected to ask for extra help with the theory side and coursework aspect of the subject when necessary. All GCSE pupils are expected to develop the practical side of the subject by attending extra-curricular activities, clubs and aspiring to represent Blessed Trinity in school teams.
If pupils cannot or will not commit to these expectations they are advised not to opt for this subject. Pupils should not choose this option simply because they like games or think GCSE PE is an “easy” option; IT IS NOT!
Physical Education Team
Mrs C Juriansz - Assistant Headteacher
Mr N Stubbs - Curriculum Leader
Mr A Isherwood
Mr M Holding
Mrs L Bleazard – Head of Year 7 and transisiton
Miss L Place – A&T /Duke of Edinburgh coordinator
Mrs J Hands
Miss K Smith
Mr B Layzelle
We are a successful and highly motivated department who are committed to delivering an enriched and varied curriculum for all our pupils.
Extra – curricular activities on offer include:
Netball football basketball trampoline gymnastics hockey
fitness Zumba boxing rising stars rugby biking
Handball volleyball badminton tennis rounders cricket
athletics Table tennis inclusive sports
A number of leadership courses are also available including the Sky Living for Sport programme, Step into Sport Community Volunteer Programme and the ever popular Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.
2015 Exam Results: PE A*-C 57%