Curriculum Intent

The purpose of PE and School Sport at Blessed Trinity is that all our students participate in and learn from meaningful and relevant physical activity which improves their physical competence and wellbeing today and for life. At Blessed Trinity we place the needs of the learner at the heart of the offer and use the vehicle of sport and physical activity to develop transferable life skills.


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As a department we believe physical education is more than just being good at sport, physical education creates opportunities for students to develop their ‘Head, Heart and Hands’.


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Curriculum Overview

The curriculum overview for Core PE

The curriculum overview for GCSE PE

The curriculum overview for Sports and Coaching

The curriculum overview provides a high level guide to the subject matter taught, this also links to the detailed subject learning plan for each year group.

Click anywhere on the overview to see the more detailed learning plan.


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.

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.


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%).


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.


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


School Games Markpe school games silver sportsmark

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.


Physical Education Team

Mr N. Stubbs (Curriculum Leader PE & Sport)

Mr A. Isherwood (Progress Leader Year 10)

Mr M. Holding - (Progress Leader Year 8)

Miss C. Thomas

Mrs J. Hands

Miss L. Place  (Leadership and Character development lead)

Mr J. Kelly (Progress Leader Year 11)