Physical Education


Departmental Aims:


  • To introduce and develop a basic competency in a wide range of movement activities.

  • To improve the efficiency and co-ordination of movement.

  • To promote personal and social development through involvement in physical activity.

  • To develop skills for creative expression through physical activity.

  • To enhance the understanding of the need for exercise and fitness in an overall healthy lifestyle. 




All pupils in this key stage follow the NI revised curriculum. Activities offered include Athletics, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Dance, Fitness and Health Related PE, Football, Gymnastics, Minor Games, Netball, Olympic Handball, and Rounders. Pupils will participate in PE twice a week. 





BTEC Sports Studies This qualification is equivalent to a GCSE grade. The course teaches the skills you need to work in the industry. Candidates will learn from units covering the components of fitness, the principles of training and they will explore different training methods. Candidates will develop team building skills by organising and leading sports activities and will carry out a variety of roles in a team. They will investigate opportunities available to them within the sports industry, as well as exploring trends which effect participation in sport.


Assessment consists of:


  • An online test

  • Three written assignments















*these items can be purchased with the college logo from the PE Department



  • It is in your best interest to ensure that all items of uniform are clearly labelled with pupils' names.

  • Jewellery is not permitted in any practical PE lesson for safety reasons. Whilst PE staff will endeavour to safeguard it, it is ultimately the owner's responsibility.



We encourage all children to be a part of extra-curricular activities. Children will be given the opportunity to represent their school, house and class in competitive situations. Although not compulsory we promote the physical, mental, social, cognitive and spiritual development gained through these worthwhile activities. These include: boys football, girls football, rugby, badminton, netball, athletics, rounders.




Mr P Ferguson


Mrs R Patton


Mrs A Thompson






Head of Department







BTEC First in Sport, Level Two – Choosing to study for a BTEC First in Sport qualification is a great decision to make for lots of reasons. More and more people are looking to improve their personal fitness, so there is growing demand for personal trainers and fitness instructors. There is also an increased interest in professional sport due to the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic Games. The sport sector offers a wide variety of careers(teaching, coaching, leisure industry, sports management). Your BTEC will sharpen your skills for employment and further education.

A number of staff assist with PE activities