In Years 8, 9 and 10 pupils participate in PE classes where they are encouraged to develop the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life and understand and apply the long-term health benefits of physical activity. Pupils undertake PE, Swimming and Games units of work over the course of the key stage in a variety of activities. They are challenged to learn how to think in different ways to suit a wide range of creative, competitive, cooperative and challenging activities. They learn how to plan, perform and evaluate actions, ideas and performances to improve their abilities and aptitudes and help them make choices about how to get involved in lifelong physical activity.
Pupils in Year 8 and Year 9 participate in three forty-minute periods per week, whilst pupils in Year 10 participate in two forty-minute periods per week.
Through our extra-curricular programme, we provide opportunities to compete in sport and other activities to build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect. We offer Netball, Gaelic Football, Hockey, Football, Gymnastics, Cross Country, Athletics, to name a few.
Each class will have one 80-minute lesson of PE each week.
An extension of KS3 activities with the addition of Health-Related Physical Education (H.R.P.E.).
Exam Board: OCNNI
Qualification Title: Level 2 Extended Certificate in Sport
GCSE Equivalence (if relevant): BBB
The OCN NI Level 2 qualifications in Sport have been designed to provide an introduction to skills and knowledge required for working within the sports and active leisure sectors.
Learners will have the opportunity to:
Year 11 focuses on 2 units:
Year 12 focuses on 2 units: