Programme of Study
All Year 8 – 10 pupils will take part in a 5 Star Athletic Award Scheme and achieve a certificate of performance. This scheme will be followed by Sports Day at Antrim Forum.
Year 8-10 pupils will experience modern educational dance using a variety of music and techniques.
Year 8-10 pupils will have an opportunity to take part in a wide variety of minor games and in their first year have an inter-class tournament in netball, volleyball and rounders.
Year 8-10 pupils will perform a variety of movements through floor work and use apparatus.
Year 8-9 pupils will have a half term module of swimming culminating in certification for skills or distance swimming.
All year 8 pupils have the opportunity to attend Belfast Activity Centre. Here they can experience Rock climbing, orienteering, caving, zip-line, high rope, leap of faith and team building activities.
All activities are assessed at the end of each module and reported on twice a year. There are also a wide variety of extra-curricular activities which the pupils can avail of throughout the year.
Unit 3 : Knowledge and Understanding for the Active Participant
External assessment – Written paper
40% of the total marks
- Multiple choice
- Short answer questions
- Extended answers based on a scenario issued prior to the examination
Unit 4 : The Active Participant
60% of the total marks
- From at least 2 groups/ways of thinking
- At least 2 performances must be as player/performer
The range of physical activities and the different roles that the active participant can choose from a Range of activities.
Students should understand that regular physical activity that is fit for purpose, safe and enjoyable has the greatest impact on physical, mental and social well-being. This can be achieved through planning the targeted selection from the following physical activities as part of a balanced healthy lifestyle. Students should understand the reasons for and benefits of choosing different types of activities.
|Skill||Type of Activity||Success is...|
|Outwitting Opponents||Games Activities||
Overcoming opponents in competition by
directly affecting each others performance.
Accurate replication of actions,
phrases and sequences
The ability to repeat actions, phrases and
sequences of movement as perfectly as possible.
|Exploring and communicating ideas, concepts and emotions||Dance Activities||
How well a performer or choreographer
expresses ideas, feelings, conceptions and
emotions to communicate artistic or
choreographic intentions to an audience.
Performing at maximum levels in
relation to speed, height, distance, strength or accuracy
Achieving personal best scores or times,
and in competition with others scores or times.
Identifying and solving problems to
overcome challenges of an
Life saving, personal surivial
and outdoor and adventurous activities
|Overcoming challenges effectively and safely.|
Exercising safely and effectively
to improve health and well-being
|Fitness and health activities||Improving feelings of health, fitness and well being.|
P.E is timetabled for Year 13 and 14 students. A programme is devised by the students to suit their needs.
Post 16 Options
There is an increasingly interesting and diverse range of PE and Sports related options after GCSE. These include:
- GCE A Level Sports Science and the Active Leisure Industry
- AS and A2 Health and Social Care
Coaching Courses are also included:
Sport for All Leaders Award
Grassroots Soccer Leaders Award
Bronze Medallion: Life – Saving
Tennis Leaders Award
NPLQ Life Saving
Progression routes of Year 14 Sports Students
- University of Ulster – Sport and Exercise Science & P.G.C.E Physical Education
- Stirling University – Sport Studies
- St. Mary’s University College – Education with Physical Education
- Liverpool Hope University – Sports Studies
- Southampton University – Sports Studies & P.G.C.E Physical Education
- Stranmillis University College – Health and Leisure Studies
- Bath University – P.G.C.E Physical Education
- Belfast Institute of Higher Education – Leisure Management
There is a range of after school activities on offer for pupils to take part in. These include:
|Junior Netball||Step Aerobics|