55% of pupils achieved a grade 4 or above in GCSE PE this year.

 64% of pupils achieved a level 2 pass or above in Sports Studies.

 

“Sports do not develop character, they reveal it” John Wooden

The Physical Education department at Holy Trinity Catholic School aims to ensure our pupils develop in a broad range of activities. We teach our pupils to be generous and grateful with their God given talents and allow them to have opportunities to engage in both performance activities and competitive sports. We teach our pupils the importance of taking part in regular physical activity and its impact on being able to lead a healthy life.

We provide our pupils with a rich curriculum that allows them to excel, be creative and competitive. Pupils take part in Physical Education throughout KS3 and KS4, with additional lessons for those students who choose to take GCSE Physical education or Cambridge National Sport Studies.

KS3 and KS4 Core PE

Within KS3 pupils have two PE lessons a week, in KS4 pupils take part in one lesson per week, where they can take part in a variety of activities including both team sport and individual sports on a 4-6 weekly rotation.  Within these lessons pupils develop a wide range of skills which are developed through years 7 – 11.

An example of the activities include.

  • Gymnastics
  • Table tennis
  • Trampolining
  • Cricket
  • Basketball

Our teachers ensure that all pupils:

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • lead healthy, active lives

GCSE Physical Education

Pupils who choose to take examination PE and KS4 will have additional GCSE PE lessons as well as their core PE lesson.  The curriculum provides pupils with a mixture of practical and academic skills.

Our GCSE curriculum equips pupils with the knowledge, understanding, skills and values to develop and maintain their performance in physical activities and understand the benefits to health, fitness and well-being.

We aim to:

  • develop theoretical knowledge and understanding of the factors that underpin physical activity and sport and use this knowledge to improve performance
  • understand how the physiological and psychological state affects performance in physical activity and sport
  • perform effectively in different physical activities by developing skills and techniques and selecting and using tactics, strategies and/or compositional ideas
  • develop their ability to analyse and evaluate to improve performance in physical activity and sport
  • understand the contribution which physical activity and sport make to health, fitness and well-being
  • understand key socio-cultural influences which can affect people’s involvement in physical activity and sport

Cambridge National Sport Studies

Pupils will take part in additional Sport Studies lessons, as well as their core PE lessons. Sport Studies provides pupils with a broad knowledge and understanding of different aspects of sports studies, from looking at contemporary issues in sport and the relationship between sport and the media to developing the practical skills essential for progression into the sports industry.

Our curriculum enables pupils to develop and apply knowledge of sports-related activities, with a particular focus on officiating. Pupils will explore contemporary issues in sport, different ways of being involved in the sports industry, and the impact of sport on wider society.

We aim to:

  • develop a range of skills through involvement in sport and physical activity in different contexts and roles
  • develop their ability to apply theoretical knowledge to practical situations
  • gain a better understanding of the complexity of different areas of sport and the sports industry
  • increase their awareness of different ways to stay involved in sport and physical activity and of different careers and roles within sport

Our Physical Education curriculum aim to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • lead healthy, active lives

Staff

Mr S Garrison – Head of Boys PE

Mrs R John – Head of Girls PE

Miss A Backhouse – PE Teacher (Head of Year 11)

Mr W Hawkeswood – PE Teacher

Miss A Khan- PE Teacher

Mr J Brown – Cover supervisor linked to PE

Key Topics:

KS3 Curriculum overview

By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.

Over the course of the year pupils will participate in the following activities:

KS4 Curriculum overview

By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.

Each year students will participate in the following activities:

Curriculum maps:

KS3 curriculum 2020-21

KS3 Summer curriculum 2020-21 practical

Assessment

KS3 & 4 Core – Pupils are assessed at the end of each activity using a grading criteria linked to the GCSE specification.

The course:

PE GCSE

Cambridge Nationals – Sport Studies

Websites/ Useful Links

http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse-physical-education-j587-from-2016/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/ztrcg82

https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/cambridge-nationals/sport-studies-level-1-2-j803-j813/