Physical Education

Trinity Academy PE department has excellent facilities which are comprised of:

• 4 changing rooms
• Sports Hall
• Dance Studio
• State of the Art Fitness Suite
• Floodlit astroturf
• Floodlit MUGA
• Extensive playing fields
• Designated PE classroom with computer facilities

The PE department has a vibrant extra curricular programme, with a wide variety of teams and clubs available for students to participate in. These are very popular amongst the student body. We enter a number of local, regional and county competitions in a variety of activities.

The PE department has excellent sporting links with our Feeder primary schools. Departmental staff are involved in coaching primary students in a range of activities and we host a number of sporting competitions over the course of the year.

Curriculum

PE

In Key Stage 3 every student receives two x 50-minute periods of Physical Education. The lessons are aimed at developing skills, knowledge and understanding in a wide range of activities. These activities cover:

• Invasion games – football, rugby, hockey, netball, basketball, handball
• Net games – badminton, tennis, volleyball
• Striking and fielding games – cricket, rounders
• Athletics activities – athletics, cross country
• Gymnastic activities – gymnastics, dance, trampolining
• Outdoor and adventurous activities – orienteering, problem solving, team building
• Health Related Fitness

PE (1)

The Key Stage 4 curriculum aims to develop further the skills, techniques, knowledge, tactics and strategies achieved previously in more challenging and demanding situations. All students continue to receive a core entitlement of a single period of Physical Education. Students also have the option of following an Edexcel GCSE PE qualification or a BTEC Level 2 qualification in Sport. Students are placed on the most appropriate course based on their academic and practical ability. Students who select to follow a PE qualification receive an additional three lessons a week; this time is used to deliver both the theoretical and practical aspects of the respective course.

PE (5)

In Key Stage 5 students have the opportunity to select the Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Sport qualification. This course builds on their learning in Key Stage 4 and provides a pathway towards their chosen career/further education path.