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Head of Department: Mr. G McGowan


 The TRS PE department aims to provide a broad and diverse curriculum, encouraging a healthy lifestyle, positive application, and empowering students with the knowledge to improve performance. This facilitates students to develop competence to excel in a range of sports and harvest a lifelong passion of physical activities.

What skills and cultural capital do students acquire in your subject

Students will acquire cognitive, psychomotor, and social skills in practical PE through a wide range of sports and physical activity from across the world and different cultures. Students will develop their cultural capital by developing their understanding of sport specific terminology, rules of sports and fitness training methods along with an overarching understanding of how sport and physical activity are linked to developing one's health and well-being. At KS4, students who undertake options PE will be subjected to case studies and class discussions that encourage students to formulate and share opinions on some of the most controversial topics such as gender inequality. Above all, students will (through sampling a wide variety of physical activities and sports throughout KS3, KS4 and KS5 arrive at a point where they understand and appreciate what it is like to enjoy participating in physical activity and sport

How do you make Careers education explicit in your curriculum

Using the careers guidance, we explore through discussion and practical experience, the vast range of careers in the sporting domain beyond the generic understanding of being a coach, teacher or elite performer. This is, when appropriate, linked to key concepts learnt in the core curriculum as well as in options PE.

What additional experiences (including expeditions) do your students access in your subject

The PE Department offers many extra-curricular clubs at lunch time and after school available to all students to develop their skill set, understanding of the game/activity and socialise with peers. As part of this, students are given multiple opportunities to represent the school at competitions including the Kent Cup. We also offer sport tours to different locations around the world to ensure are students get to sample cultural differences in the sporting arena. As a department we continually seek to form partnerships within the community to promote participation in sport and physical activity and, form pathways for our students into sports clubs outside the school. Our strong relationship with Bromley Football club means that our pupils are able to access top class facilities to promote their learning.

How is your curriculum designed

In order to achieve a true understanding of Physical Education, the curriculum has been designed on the following rationale:

To know:


HEALTHY: Understand the importance of being healthy and where that can lead.

  •  Application of fitness training
  •  Nutrition and healthy eating
  •  Lifestyle and wellbeing

HEAD: Have the knowledge to improve performance.

  •  Anatomy and how the body
  •  Fitness Training
  •  Understand the skills and techniques required
  •  Analyse and evaluate performance
  •  Planning and creativity in physical activities To be able to do:

HEART: Develop life skills to achieve.

  •  Develop skills to enable self-regulation
  •  Working as part of a team
  •  Demonstrating leadership and coaching skills
  •  Develop effective communication HANDS: Develop physical skills to be
  •  Developing skills and techniques for performance


  •  In year 7 - Accurately replicate a variety of skills across a broad range of sports/activities, and begin to use these to outwit opponents.
  •  In year 8 - Outwit opponents with effective application of skills and decision-making, using these to improve performance.
  •  In year 9 - Perform at maximum levels and compete against themselves and others to achieve their best scores and performances. Emphasis is also placed of implementing tactics and strategies.
  •  In year 10 - Improve technique performance and decision making under pressure in conditioned practice and competitive situations using a range of tactics strategies and compositional ideas.
  •  In year 11 - Improve technique performance and decision making under pressure in competitive situations using a range of tactics strategies and compositional ideas to overcome opponents and problems. Emphasis is also placed on understanding how your choices will affect lifelong participation in physical activity and sport. Also, students have a chance to sample alternative sports and activities.

Students will also learn about sports that are categorised as 'individual pursuits' that will be delivered through direct instruction. For example, athletics, gymnastics and fitness training.

Theoretical PE: The PE department offers two pathways at KS4 and KS5 for those students who want to explore PE and Sport Further. Both A Level /GCSE PE and BTEC Sport have been meticulously planned and intelligently sequenced to ensure that students are always building on and deepening their learning.

What content do you cover and how is this delivered over time

Core PE sports students are taught the principles of play in invasion games, net and wall games and striking and fielding games. Students are also taught how to use fitness training safely and effectively and will study individual pursuit sports such as gymnastics, dance and athletics. Content is delivered in 3-week units with the principles of the game interleaved throughout different sports. Students will also focus on skill development in games. However, this will only be once they have gained sufficient knowledge and understanding of how a particular skill fits into the game they are learning. In examination PE students will delve into the scientific, psychological and sociological aspects of Sport



Download our subject overview to view the content of the curriculum in each year group.