Physical Education

Key Stage 3 

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. 

Topic Content 

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. 

Key Stage 4 

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:  

  • develop skills and knowledge applicable across a range of sports and active leisure activities 
  • prepare for entry into employment in the sports and active leisure industries 
  • progress to further/higher education


Units covered, how they are assessed and weighting:  

Year 11 focuses on 2 units: 

  1. Fitness for Sport and Exercise 
  2. Applied Fitness Testing 

Year 12 focuses on 2 units: 

  1. Anatomy and Physiology  
  2. Developing an Exercise Programme  


  • This course is continually assessed after every unit through the completion of portfolios. 
  • Tasks will include answering questions, carrying out practical activities and evaluating their own performance. 
  • Work will be teacher assessed with an external moderation taking place at the end of Year 12.

PE Results