The aim of Physical Education is to provide appropriate opportunities and experiences for individuals to achieve their optimum potential.  Physical Education is primarily concerned with physical capabilities but the associated aspects of knowledge and understanding are also vital components for all children.  Additionally, the development of personal skills within a social setting can be enhanced by participating in an appropriate and sensitively designed Physical Education Programme.

Planning, performing and evaluating therefore, are important components which have to be pursued according to each individual’s needs and strengths.

It is to be acknowledged that the aim of Physical Education is to encompass enjoyment and satisfaction and thereby encourage a lifelong commitment to an active and healthy lifestyle.

 

 

The school has a strong tradition of success across sports such as:

  • Hockey
  • Netball 
  • Football
  • Trampolining
  • Athletic
  • Rugby

In addition the department also offers opportunity to study both the theoretical and physical aspects of the subject

Key Stage 3 Physical Education

Boys 
Basketball, Gymnastics, Rugby, Soccer, Cross Country, Athletics, Health related fitness, Minor games, Volleyball, Badminton, Tennis, Rounders, Cricket and Hockey

Key Stage 4 Physical Education

Boys
Years 11 & 12
Basketball, Rugby, Soccer, Cross Country, Athletics, Health related fitness, Badminton, Tennis, Softball and Volleyball.  

Key Stage 3 Physical Education

Girls
Gymnastics, Netball, Soccer, Cross Country, Athletics, Health related fitness, Minor games, Volleyball, Badminton, Dance, Tennis, Rounders, and Hockey

Key Stage 4 Physical Education

Girls
Basketball, Soccer, Cross Country, Athletics, Health related fitness, Badminton, Tennis, Softball, Volleyball, Zumba and the use of Sheskburn Gym.   

1st XI Girls Hockey 

 

GIRLS FOOTBALL

 

Physical Education/Sport

Head of Girls PE: Ms A Harpur

Head of Boys PE: Mr L Kearney

As part of our ever growing and successful collaboration with Cross and Passion College, Ballycastle High School provides the students with a wide range of examination/assessment based options within the area of Physical Education and Sport at both Key Stage 4 and 5.

Key Stage 4

Btec Level 2 Extended Certificate in Sport

The Btec Level 2 Extended Certificate qualification is designed to provide specialist work-related qualifications in a range of sectors. They give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment. The qualifications also provide career development opportunities for those already in work.

What you will be studying:

There are four units to be completed in order to achieve the 30 credits required to be successful in this course, the units are as follows;

  • Unit 1: Fitness Testing and Training
  • Unit 2: Practical Sports
  • Unit 4: Anatomy and Physiology for Sport
  • Unit 5: Injury in Sport

Method of Study

Practical demonstration/assignment, task-based controlled assessment, written assignments, power-point presentations including oral presentation and coursework.

Assessment Arrangements:

This course is assessed via continuous assessment. There are no examinations.

The course has a points equivalency to 2 GCSEs.

GCSE Physical Education

Allows pupils to learn the theoretical knowledge of PE and then apply it in a practical context.

The Active Participant

  • 60% - Practical – sports include Soccer, Basketball, Gaelic Football, Hurling/Camogie, Netball, Athletics, Badminton, Orienteering and Dance.  Adopting various leadership roles, (coach and sports analysis, referee, organiser, choreographer etc.)

Knowledge and Understanding for the Active Participant   

  • 40% - Theory 1 Hour 30 minutes.  Scenario issued in advance – Muscular & Skeletal system, Fitness, Methods of training, Diet, Cardiovascular and Respiratory systems and Organisation of Sport etc.

Key Stage 5 (Post 16)

Btec Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport

The 60-credit BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma extends the specialist work-related focus of the BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate and covers the key knowledge and practical skills required in the appropriate vocational sector. The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma offers greater flexibility and a choice of emphasis through the optional units.

What you will be studying:

There are seven units to be completed in order to achieve the 60 credits required to be successful in this course, the units are as follows;

  • Unit 1: Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
  • Unit 2: The Physiology of Fitness
  • Unit 3: Assessing Risk in Sport
  • Unit 4: Fitness Training and Programming
  • Unit 6: Practical Sports
  • Unit 7: Fitness Testing For Sport and Exercise
  • Unit 26: Work Experience in Sport

Method of Study

Practical demonstration/assignment, task-based controlled assessment, written assignments, power-point presentations including oral presentation and coursework.

Assessment Arrangements:

This course is assessed via continuous assessment. There are no examinations.

The course has a points equivalency to one GCE A Level.

AS/A2 Level Physical Education

Sixth year pupils get ten periods of PE every fortnight (10x 27 mins) and they may also study A-Level Physical Education.  As part of the sixth year enrichment programme, the students can opt for level 2 in Community Sports Level Award or Recreational Physical Education.

A-Level Physical Education

Pupils do 2 modules in AS level:

  1. Participation in Sport and Recreation
  2. The Critical Sports Performer

Pupils who move into A2 level study a further two modules:

  1. Preparation for Optimum Sports Performance
  2. The developing Sports Performer

Contact

Ballycastle High School
33 Rathlin Rd
Ballycastle
BT54 6LD

 

P: (028) 2076 2254

 

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