Physical Education is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of a dynamic and creative intellectual physical activity.
A high-quality experience of Physical Education and Sport can provide children with life-changing benefits to their well-being and give them a brighter future. We therefore believe in offering a Physical Education curriculum that offers every one of our students the best possible opportunities to make a positive impact on their physical, mental and social development. We achieve this through a comprehensively broad, balanced and inclusive experience that equips students with the knowledge, skills and confidence to shape their own physically active behaviours for the rest of their lives.
Key Stage 3 and 4
KS3 activities that cover the statutory requirements:
KS4 activities that cover the statutory requirements:
Key Stage 3
At Key Stage 3 students are taught basic skills and teamwork through a range of activities. Progression should be evident as the pupil passes through Key stage 3 to 4 with an extended choice of activity to ensure the pupil is offered a stimulating range of activities in PE. At Key stage 4 students take part in activities that they can carry on when they begin the world of work.
We follow the CCEA GCSE Physical Education course that offers a great base of knowledge for A ‘Level Physical Education. The courses help pupils understand performance, leisure and how the body works when performing. The specification allows students to develop fitness, carry out their main sport and gain knowledge in various areas of Physical Education. The skills developed will support them in their university / 3rd level choices and with any career path.
Physical Education encompasses a wide range of different areas of study- physiology, biomechanics, sports psychology and contemporary issues within sport- alongside an opportunity to develop practical abilities. As well as performing, students have the opportunity to coach and officiate. The course affords all students the opportunity to progress in their chosen sport by identifying a weakness, create a 10-week programme to address this and analyse progress. Physical education is suitable for those who are interested in a sporting career and many other careers such as physiotherapy, medicine and dentistry.
We offer a range of extra-curricular activities including; Football, Athletics, Cross Country, Netball, Gaelic Football and Swimming. In recent years’ pupils have achieved national titles in Netball, Cross-Country and Triathlon. Pupils have also won Ulster titles with Gaelic Football and Swimming. A number of pupils have representation on National teams in Netball, Triathlon and Athletics. Pupils are given an opportunity to play competitively in all of the sports named above
Where to next?
Pupils who study Physical Education have progressed to further study in areas such as : Physiotherapy, Finance, Dentistry, Medicine, Sports Science, Teaching to name a few.
Some of our pupils have been awarded a scholarship in their chosen sport. To date we have had pupils receive scholarships in Gaelic Football, Netball and Swimming.