Physical Education

Teachers:

 

The Physical Education Department has three members of Staff:

 

Miss S. Connolly

Mrs J. Walsh

Mr T. Campbell

 

Mr C. McKaigue is assisting the P.E. Department on a three year temporary basis to deliver the curriculum and develop Gaelic games.

 

A number of other teachers assist with extra-curricular activities in a whole range of Sports.

 

Aims:

  • To stimulate and maintain pupil interest and enjoyment in Physical Education
  • To promote health and fitness for current and future lifestyles
  • To enable pupils to understand:

- and use safe practice and to appreciate its importance in Physical Education

- the short and long term effects of exercise on the body

- the role of exercise in a fit and healthy lifestyle

  • To employ teaching methods that allows all pupils to experience success and enjoyment in their Physical Education work.
  • To promote pupil self- esteem through the development of physical confidence.
  • To provide students with the skills and opportunities to complete in a variety of sports.
  • To provide a wide range of opportunities for extracurricular sports and activities.
  • To work as an integrated unit with all sporting agencies to provide a united front in sports development in the local community.

 

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KS3:

 

All pupils participate in one double lesson of PE each week. Year 8 participate in a triple lesson. The emphasis is on participation and on providing a variety of activities to give enjoyment, promote physical fitness, develop skills and team work.

The overview of activities includes:

 

NETBALL, CAMOGIE, SOCCER, GAELIC FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL, RUGBY, SWIMMING, GYMNASTICS, DANCE, ATHLETICS, CROSS-COUNTRY, CIRCUIT TRAINING

 

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KS4 (GCSE):

 

All pupils participate in one double lesson of PE each week. We also offer GCSE PE to those pupils who wish to specialise in PE and obtain a formal qualification.

 

An overview of activities includes:

AEROBICS, ZUMBA, FITNESS TRAINING, BADMINTON, VOLLETBALL, GAELIC, SOCCER, NETBALL, CAMOGIE, BASKETBALL CROSS-COUNTRY, ATHLETICS

 

GCSE P.E.

 

From September 2016 our pupils follow CCEA GCSE PE which has both practical and theoretical elements.

Pupils are assessed by

 

  • completing a final written examination (30%)
  • completing practical assessments in three physical activities (50%)
  • completing assessment in Analysis and Improvement of Performance in an Exercise Activity (20%)

 

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KS5 (A Level):

 

At Key Stage 5 we offer the following courses

 

  • OCR Sport Level 2
  • Level 3 Diploma in Increasing Participation in Sport and Active Leisure

 

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Other Information e.g. Awards, extra activities etcPupils are given the opportunity to complete:

 

  • First aid awards through OCR Sport.
  • Coaching awards in Gaelic football
  • Pupils are given the opportunity to represent their school in a number of sports including:

 

Athletics

Gaelic Football

Soccer

Rugby

Swimming

Cross Country

Netball

Skiing

Hurling

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