Physical Education

Department members: Mr  N. McDonnell- Head of Department

Mr S. Sargent

Mrs O. Crosbie

Aim of department: To ensure every child has access to at least 2 hours high quality PE and School Sport, developing an active healthy lifestyle. Those studying PE at examination level create a pathway to success after leaving school by developing the skills required to develop, technically, tactically physically and psychologically.
Timetable allocation: Key Stage 3 Key Stage 4 Key Stage 5
1 Hour Games & 35 Minutes PE 1 Hour Games

5 periods GCSE PE

1.5 hours Enrichment (optional)

8 Periods AS and A2

Key Stage 3 Curriculum
Key Themes
Year 8 Term 1 Fundamental Movement skills, Fitness testing, Short Tennis, Netball

Hockey, Rugby, Football

Term 2 Volleyball, Badminton, Athletics

Swimming, Gymnastics, Outdoor Adventurous Activities

Term 3 Health related exercise, Dodgeball,

Athletics, Cricket, Fitness testing

Year 9 Term 1 Fundamental Movement skills, Fitness testing, short tennis, Netball

Hockey, Rugby, Football

Term 2 Volleyball, Badminton, Athletics

Swimming, Gymnastics (Flight), Outdoor Adventurous Activities

Term 3 Health related exercise, Dodgeball, European Handball

Athletics, Cricket, Fitness testing

Year 10 Term 1 Fundamental Movement skills, Fitness testing, short tennis, Netball

Hockey, Rugby, Football

Term 2 Volleyball, Badminton, Athletics

Swimming, Gymnastics (Flight), Outdoor Adventurous Activities

Term 3 Health related exercise, Dodgeball, European Handball

Athletics, Cricket, Fitness testing

Key Stage 4 Curriculum
Year 11/12 Exam Board CCEA
Unit Title Assessment Weighting Availability
Component 1: Factors Underpinning Health and Performance Examination

1 hour 15 mins

Students answer short

response questions and

questions that require

extended writing.

100 marks

25% This is a linear

qualification.

Component 2: Developing Performance External written

examination

1 hour 15 mins

Students answer short

response questions and

questions that require

extended writing.

100 marks

25% This is a linear

qualification.

Component 3: Individual Performances in Physical Activities and Sports. Controlled assessment

(a) Students are assessed

on the consistent quality,

efficiency and

effectiveness of their

performances in physical

activities and/or sports.

Students perform three

physical activities and/or

sports from the list that

we supply.

For one physical activity

or sport, the assessment

may be based on the

consistent quality,

efficiency and

effectiveness of the

student’s performance

as an event manager.

3 × 50 = 150 marks

and

(b) Students are assessed

on the consistent quality

of their analysis and

evaluation of their own

and others’

performances.

50 marks

 

50% This is a linear

qualification.

Key Stage 5 Curriculum
Year 13 Exam Board WJEC
Unit Title

 

Assessment

 

Weighting Availability
Unit 1 Exploring Physical Education

Unit 2 Improving personal performance in Physical Education

1 x 1.45hr exam

 

1 x Personal Performance Portfolio

 

1 X Performance assessment

 

1 x Coaching/officiating episode

24% of A2

 

 

4% of A2

 

8% of A2

 

 

4% of A2

Summer
Year 14 Exam Board WJEC
Unit Title Assessment Weighting (60%) Availability
Unit 3 Evaluating Physical Education

Unit 4

Refining Performance in Physical Education

 

1 x 2 hour exam

 

1 x Investigative

Research Project

 

1 x performance / coaching episode

 

36% of A2

 

12% of A2

 

 

12% of A2

Summer
Extra-Curricular:
Hockey- Girls: Mrs O. Crosbie, Miss L. Patterson, Jamee McCauley and Martin Gallagher.

Rugby- Mr N. McDonnell, Mr S Sargent and Mr A. Bratton

Indoor Football-  Mr N. McDonnell & Mr S. Sargent

Cricket- Mr N. McDonnell, Mr S. Sargent and  Mrs O. Crosbie

Netball- Mr N. McDonnell

Gymnastics- Mr S. Sargent and Mr N. McDonnell

CV Fitness

Strength and Conditioning

Department Successes:
Exam PE has continually exceeded the Northern Ireland averages, including a 100% pass rate at A2

In recent years, Cricket has continued to be the dominant extracurricular sport, with the girls winning the U12, U15 and U19 school’s cups and the boys winning the U12, U13, U14 and U15 Schools cups since the establishment of Strabane Academy.

We have continued the schools’ traditions in Cricket outside school and had a great many pupils who have received representative honours in Cricket. Including Reece Kelly and Aaron Heywood who both have made their First Class debuts in the Cricket Ireland Inter Provincial Championship for the North West Warriors.  The number of boys and girls who have represented the North West junior warriors is well into double figures and currently Raymond Curry is flying the Strabane Academy flag in the Cricket Ireland Emerging players programme (U15).

Away from Cricket the achievements of Sommer Lecky have been well documented in both the regional and national media, the highlight of course being Sommer representing Northern Ireland in the Commonwealth Games in 2018.

On the Football pitch, 3 pupils have made their senior debuts in thwe Irish League and League of Ireland, Dylan King, (Oldham Athletic, Motherwell, Glenavon and Coleraine) Callum Moorehead (Institute) and Jamie Browne (Finn Harps) Not to be outdone by the boys we have two young ladies who have represented Northern Ireland at youth and full International level, Orlagh Falconer (U17) and Jessica Moorehead (full).

Boys Rugby continues to punch well above the school’s weight, with the 1st XV now in its 5th year re-emergence in the Danske Bank School’s Cup.  Following on from a successful Medallion Squad who reached the Trophy Final in 2015 the 1st XV were narrowly defeated in the semi-final of this years’ School Trophy.

In Girls Hockey, Sarah Black and Catherine Mehaffey have both made their debut in senior ladies Hockey, with Priorians and Raphoe respectively.

Careers Links:
Pupils who have studied PE at A2 have gone on to pursue the following careers:

Geologist, Engineering, Law, Biomechanical engineering, Biomechanical Science, Physiotherapy, Radiography, Sport and Exercise Science, Sports Coaching, Teaching (Primary and Secondary), English, Accounting and Finance.