Our vision is to offer a differentiated programme of movement and sport which ensures that all students:
- develop skills to excel in a broad range of physical activities
- are physically active for sustained periods of time
- engage in competitive sports and activities
- understand the importance of personal health, fitness and safety and lead healthy, active lives
- foster a lifetime love of sport.
Key Stage 3
All students participate in at least two hours of PE every week in key stage 3.
Years 7, 8 and 9
Students participate in a spiral curriculum, building on skills and techniques each year throughout key stage 3.
Students are taught to:
- use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games
- develop their technique and improve their performance in competitive sports
- perform dances using advanced dance techniques within a range of dance styles and forms
- take part in outdoor and adventurous activities which present intellectual and physical challenges and be encouraged to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group
- analyse their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best
- take part in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs.
Key Stage 4
All students participate in at least two hours of PE every week at key stage 4.
All students have the option to study the following courses: NCFE Level 2 Award in Improving Personal Exercise, Health and Nutrition, Sports Leaders and Dance Leaders. Students can also opt to take BTEC level1/level 2 First Award in Sport.
Unit 1 - Fitness for sport and exercise
Unit 2 - Practical sports
Unit 4 - The sports performer in action
Unit 5 - Training for personal fitness
Assessment and Examinations (Edexcel and NCFE)
Unit 1 is assessed via an online examination (25%)
Units 2, 4 and 5 are internally assessed assignments (25% each)
The NCFE Level 2 Award in Improving Personal Exercise, Health and Nutrition has three compulsory units and each student must create a portfolio of evidence, which demonstrates achievement of all learning outcomes in each unit.
New Key Stage 4
The leadership award is a nationally recognised qualification that teaches leadership skills such as organisation, planning, communication and teamwork through either dance or sporting activities.
Key Stage 5
Students participate in recreational PE each week.
New Key Stage 5
Students can also opt to take BTEC level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport.
- Unit 1 - Anatomy and Physiology
- Unit 2 - Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being
- Unit 3 - Professional Development in the Sports Industry
- Unit 4 - Sports Leadership
- Unit 5 - Application of Fitness Testing
- Unit 6 - Sports Psychology
Extra Curricular Opportunities
We offer a wide range of extra-curricular sports clubs and activities including:
- Football coaching
- Badminton club
- Gaelic football club
- Girls Nike training
- Trampoline Club
- Rugby Club
- Basketball Club
- Handball Club
- Korfball Club