Welcome to the Physical Education Department

Department Staff

Miss C Healey Subject Leader: PE / KS4 Coordinator / Duke of Edinburgh Coordinator
Mr C Foster Teacher of PE / Personal Development Lead / Y10 Year Leader
Mrs C Harding Teacher of PE / Y7 Year Leader – From September 2024
Miss M Hart Teacher of PE
Mr M Slattery Teacher of PE
Mr E Yusuf PE KS3 Coordinator

Physical Education Curriculum Intent

The Eucharist is at the heart of all that we do in PE to develop physical, social and mental well-being. As a Catholic school  we understand the inherent link between mind, body and spirit, and through our fundamental subject we seek to develop and nurture all pupils not only physically but also mentally, socially and spiritually. PE at Trinity is about developing happy and harmonious individuals, and not only productive citizens but also individuals with a fundamental understanding of their own self worth.

CORE PE: Our aim is that all students feel confident and successful in P.E and develop their physical literacy which will foster a lifelong habit of leading a balanced and active healthy lifestyle.

Our core PE programme promotes fitness, self-esteem and teamwork.

Students will be given opportunities to be creative by planning routines and tactics in a range of activities.

Students will develop their mental health through being successful in structured activities which will enhance self-efficacy, social skills and confidence.

Through mixed ability PE groups students are expected to respect the range of abilities and support peers accordingly.

Independence will be developed through opportunities to work individually in activities such as gymnastics, fitness and athletics.

PE is also rich in cultural capital as by it’s very nature it is a socially active subject that promotes the broadening social mobility and the broadening of social horizons.

We aim to provide opportunities for excellence though fixtures and promote links with local clubs.

We will achieve this by providing a broad, balanced and fully inclusive curricula and extra-curricular programme.

KS3 and 4 Core PE Overview

For key stage 3 students will perform a range of activities including Football, Rugby, Netball, Dance, Badminton, Athletics, Tennis and Cricket. There is a strong focus on fitness with a continuous run at the start of every lesson. Students have 2 single PE lessons each week. At KS3 we run a variety of clubs throughout the year which mirror our curriculum activities. Clubs include Football, Rugby, Netball, Athletics, Trampolining, Gymnastics, Cricket, Table Tennis, Badminton and Tennis. For most sports, we have sports teams for each year group entering Borough and County competitions.

For key stage 4 Core PE the students will continue with some of the core activities performed in key stage 3 with the addition of trampolining, table tennis and mountain biking in Epping Forest (weather dependent). There is still a strong focus on fitness with continuous training at the start of most lessons.

KS4 GCSE PE Overview

Exam Board – OCR

  1. Students explore how parts of the human body function during physical activity and the physiological adaptations that can occur due to diet and training. They also develop skills in data analysis, and an understanding of the principles of training, why we train in different ways and how training plans can be made to optimise results.
  2. Students develop their knowledge of the social-cultural and psychological influences on levels of participation in sport, and also how sport impacts on society more broadly. This includes the individual benefits to health, fitness and well-being of participating in physical activity, as well as the influences of commercialisation, sponsorship and the media.
  3. Students are assessed in performing three practical activities and one performance analysis task. In the practical performance, they demonstrate effective performance, the use of tactics or techniques and the ability to observe the rules and conventions under applied conditions. They are also required to demonstrate their ability to analyse and evaluate their own performance to produce an action plan for improvement.


Exam Breakdown

Component Weighting
Paper 1 (Anatomy and Physiology) 30%
Paper 2 (Sociocultural and Psychology) 30%
Non Examed Assessment (3 Sports and Written Coursework) 40%


KS5 A Level PE Overview

Exam Board – OCR

  1. The A-Level PE course will equip students with both a depth and breadth of knowledge, understanding and skills relating to scientific, socio-cultural and practical aspects of physical education.
  2. Students develop their knowledge and understanding of the factors that underpin physical activity and sport and use this knowledge to improve performance. They will understand how physiological and psychological states affect performance, understand the key socio-cultural factors that influence people’s involvement in physical activity and sport. Alongside this understand the role of technology in sport and how it has emerged.
  3. Students will develop their ability to analyse and evaluate to improve to improve performance, understand the contribution which physical activity makes to health and fitness. They will improve as effective and independent learners and as critical and reflective thinkers with curious and enquiring minds.
  4. Leaners are also internally assessed and externally moderated in one practical activity and one evaluation and analysis of performance for improvement task (EAPI). Learners are required to demonstrate effective performance, the use of tactics and techniques as well as the ability to observe the rules and conventions under applied conditions. Students are required to produce a practical performance video highlighting themselves performing the skills covered in the specification to the highest standard possible, under competitive conditions.


Exam Breakdown

Component Weighting
Paper 1 (Anatomy) 30%
Paper 2 (Psychology) 20%
Paper 3 (Sociology) 20%
Non Exam Assessment (1 sport and 1 spoken exam) 30%