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Physical Education

STAFF:

Mr Kidd
Mr Greenaway
Mrs Greer
Miss Davis

What are our Aims?
It is our aim to develop a positive attitude towards physical activity and recreation that will give our pupils lasting interests which they will continue to enjoy for the rest of their lives. Through the various activities on offer we aim to develop the ideals of sportsmanship and teamwork. Some of our past pupils have gone on to represent their country in various sports including netball, swimming, football, cricket, and gymnastics.

About our Department
THE P .E. DEPARTMENT PROVIDES the pupils with a wide range of activities. Our programme for Junior school classes, i.e. Years 8-10 includes; swimming, health & fitness, gymnastics, basketball, football, rugby, hockey, cross-country running, athletics, netball, dance (national and modem) and tennis.

Our Senior classes, Years 11 – 14 as well as participating in the above activities follow a health related fitness programme and take part in recreational pass-times such as badminton, squash, table tennis, 5-a-side football, swimming and fitness training. GCSE PE and Physical Education is an option for Year 11 pupils.

Boys’ PE

Programme of Study
We aim to provide a broadly balanced PE Curriculum where the emphasis is on a whole child development and lifelong learning. Pupils are encouraged to evaluate their own performances and that of their peers, thus stimulating independent learning. The skills and elements to be taught within the programme of study are highlighted below:

  • Skill Development
  • Enhancement of motor skills and co-ordination
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Health, Fitness and Nutrition

Boys PE Units of Work

Key Stage 3- Years 8-10 Key Stage 4- Years 11-12
Swimming
Health & fitness
Basketball
Gymnastics
Athletics
Cricket
Trampolining
Orienteering
Rugby
Health & Fitness
Swimming
Hockey
Soccer
Orienteering
Cross- Country

Girls’ PE

Programme of Study
We aim to provide a broadly balanced PE Curriculum where the emphasis is on a whole child development and lifelong learning. Pupils are encouraged to evaluate their own performances and that of their peers, thus stimulating independent learning. The skills and elements to be taught within the programme of study are highlighted below:

  • Skill Development
  • Enhancement of motor skills and co-ordination
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Health, Fitness and Nutrition

Girls’ PE Units of Work

Key Stage 3- Years 8-10 Key Stage 4- Years 11-12
Swimming
Health & fitness
Hockey
Gymnastics
Dance
Netball
Ball Skills
Recreational Activities
Health & Fitness
Netball
Hockey
Aerobics/ Circuits
Spinning

Extra Curricular PE

Hockey
Senior Hockey Practice – Mondays 4pm-5pm @ Carrickfergus Leisure Centre Astro Pitch

Football
Year 8 on Thursdays with Mr Sloan
Year 9 on Tuesdays with Mr Daniels
Year 10 on Tuesdays with Mr Scullion
Year 11 on Thursdays with Mr Daniels
Year 12 on Mondays with Mr Bennett

Rugby
Year 8 on Mondays with Mr Kidd
Year 9 & 10 on Thursdays with Mr Kidd
Year 11 & 12 on Tuesdays with Mr Kidd

Volleyball
Year 10-14 on Wednesdays with Mr Daniels and Miss McConkey

Netball
Junior Netball is every Monday from 3.30 – 4.30pm with Miss Davis
Senior Netball is every Wednesday from 3.30 – 4.30pm with Miss Davis

Facilities

Boys Gym
The Boys Gym is a purpose built hall to facilitate Boys PE. The Gym can host a number of different sports:

  • 5 a-side football
  • Gymnastics
  • Basketball
  • Badminton

Plus Many, Many More

Fitness Suite

The school fitness suite is the pride of the PE department this modern facility plays host CV machines such as the Treadmill, Bike, Cross Trainer, Rowing Machine and Stepper. It also facilitates Resistance machines such as the Lateral Pull Down, Shoulder Press, Chest Press, Bicep Curl and Leg Extensions.

The Pupils are able to access this facility during PE and Games time plus the after school club ‘Fit Kids’.

Changing Facilities

The Changing Facilities in Carrickfergus College for Boys and Girls are both recently modernised changing rooms with shower and wash facilities.

GCSE Physical Education

Aims of the course

  • Develop and apply knowledge, skill and understanding of Physical Education through selected practical activities.
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of the factors that affect participation and performance.
  • Understand rules and conventions in selected activities.
  • Promote understanding of the health benefits and risks associated with participation in physical activity.
  • Develop the skills necessary to analyse and improve performance.
  • Adopt different roles in selected activities when working with others.

Theory Content

Section 1 (3.1.1)

The range of physical activities and the different roles that the active participant can choose from in which to participate

– includes topics such as the demands of performance; injury; difference between aerobic and anaerobic exercise; and characteristics and benefits of leisure and recreation.

Section 2 (3.1.2)

Linking physical activity with diet, work and rest for personal health and a balanced healthy lifestyle

– includes topics such as health, fitness and a healthy lifestyle; training; and diet.

Section 3 (3.1.3)

Making informed decisions about getting involved in a lifetime of physical activities that suit their needs

– includes topics such as school influences; emotional health and wellbeing; cultural and social factors; opportunities and pathways available for becoming or remaining involved in physical activity; and international and other factors.

Practical Component

Students can choose to participate as player/performer, organiser, leader/coach, choreographer or official.

For full course: 4 assessments of which 2 must be as a player/performer and must include activities from at least 2 groups/ways of thinking.

The assessment of all activities is divided into two Key Processes.

Key Process A – Developing skills in physical activity

Key Process B – Being creative and making decisions.

Achievement in each of the two areas is assessed using a scale of 1–10 marks.

* Key Process C– Evaluating and improving, is assessed for one activity in the practical unit using a scale of 1-10 marks.

PRACTICAL ACTIVITIES

Group 1—Outwitting opponents as in Games Activities

Group 2—Accurate replication of actions, phrases and sequences as in Gymnastics Activities

Group 3— Exploring and communicating ideas, concepts and emotions as in Dance Activities

Group 4—Performing at maximum levels in relation to speed, height, distance, strength or accuracy as in Athletic Activities

Group 5—Identifying and solving problems to overcome challenges of an adventurous nature, as in life saving, personal survival swimming and Outdoor and Adventurous activities

Group 6—Exercising safely and effectively to improve health and well-being as in fitness and health activities

Assessment

Written Paper 1.5 hours – 40% of the Marks (80 marks)
Practical Coursework – 60% of the Marks (90 marks)

Programme Timetable

  • Course lasts for two full years
  • 5 periods of G.C.S.E PE per week
  • Minimum of 2 homeworks per week
  • Dress Code is Full School PE Kit with optional school tracksuit


Further information

Visit: www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize to find out more information about G.C.S.E PE . For advice, speak to any member of the school PE Department

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