Learning & Achieving Together

PE

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 and 8 

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: Sports Leaders and Dance Leaders. 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.  Students can also opt to take BTEC level1/level 2 First Award in Sport level 1. 

Core units:

Unit 1 - Fitness and body systems

Unit 2 - Health and performance

Unit 3 - Practical application

Assessment and Examinations (Edexcel)

Fitness and body systems (36% external assessment)

Health and performane (24% external examination)

Practical performance (30% controlled assessment))

Personal excercie programme (PEP) (10% controlled assessment) 

Key Stage 5

For details of our Key Stage 5 curriculum, please see our Sixth Form prospectus.

Click here to download 6th Form Prospectus

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