Physical Education

Introduction

We aim to reach out to all our pupils encouraging them to capture an interest and generate enthusiasm for sporting activity.

Key aims of the P.E Department are:

  • To organise and teach a range of physical activities which are designed to develop the whole child: physical skills, intellect, tolerance, social awareness and appreciation.
  • Provide a broad range of sporting opportunities allowing for personal success in sport for all children across the ability range.
  • Raise individual performance levels across a range of sports and celebrate achievement.
  • Provide extra-curricular opportunities for all abilities through clubs, fixtures and inter-house activities.

Key Stage 3

Pupils in Years 7, 8 and 9 experience a broad and balanced curriculum. We aim to raise our pupils’ individual performance levels, providing opportunity for personal success. We encourage all pupils to be involved in extra-curricular activities and support individual flair. Many fixtures are played during the course of the year; competition in the area is strong and our teams confidently participate in the competitive arena. Our main school sports include; hockey, netball, football, rugby, cricket, rounders and athletics.

Key Stage 4

GCSE Physical Education is a two-year course taught in Year 10 and 11, following the new AQA specification. The theory content covers topics such as, Anatomy & Physiology, Psychology, Movement Analysis, Sociology and Training and Diet. Pupils are assessed in three practical activities, one of which must be a team game whilst one must be an individual sport. The practical component accounts for 40% of the course with the two 75 minute examination papers making up the remaining 60%.

Educational visits and extra curricular activity

The department recognises the benefit of sports tours. Over the past two years the following tours and trips have occurred and many in the pipe line:

  • PGL Boreatton Park  – England Netball Tournament weekend
  • PGL Liddington  – FA Football Weekend, Tournament
  • Netherlands – Rugby Tour, 6 days.
  • Malta – Netball Tour, 6 days
  • GCSE Biomechanics – Bowles Outdoor Centre 4 days

 Rooms and resources

We are very proud of our brand new facilities, which cater for our extensive curriculum and extra curricular timetable. At Trinity School we have a state of the art Sports Hall, two changing rooms and a base for further opportunities for dance and gym practice.

A large field area – 2 Football pitches, 2 Rugby Pitches, A full sized Astro, Training Grids, 3 Rounders Pitches, Hard Court Area 2 Netball Courts and 2 Tennis Courts.

Regular Access to off-site facilities and clubs:

  • Sevenoaks Leisure Centre
  • Knole Park Golf Club
  • Sevenoaks Rugby Club
  • Sevenoaks Hockey Club
  • Sevenoaks Town Football
  • Sevenoaks Vine Otford Cricket Ground (Trinity’s home cricket ground)