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"Every child is a winner when they try their best"



Teaching Staff:

Ms A Harpur

Mr L Kearney

At Ballycastle High School we are committed to developing lifelong performers in a wide range of sporting activities and in promoting a healthy and active lifestyle. We try to provide pupils with an opportunity to achieve a sense of achievement in a wide range of activities. We want to provide moments of inspiration and enjoyment that will remain with them when they leave BHS.

As a department, we aim to provide a challenging, disciplined and safe environment for high quality learning and teaching. Pupils should experience a balance of activities which has the necessary coherence and breadth to develop the Curriculum.

Progression should be obvious as the pupil passes through key stage 2 to 3 with an extended choice of activity in key stage 4 to ensure the pupil is offered a motivating and relevant school choice in PE.

As a further extension, examination PE is also offered at GCSE, AS and Advanced Level. We also offer BTec Level 2 First Award in Sport and BTec Level 3 Sport subsidiary diploma.



The aim of the PE department in BHS is:

  • to increase their knowledge, understanding and skills through frequent and regular participation in a balanced programme of Athletics, Games (invasion, fielding/striking and net/wall), Gymnastics, Dance and Outdoor Education (optional);
  • to practise, refine and develop skills and specific techniques (eg. using strategies, tactics, choreographic and/or compositional principles) and use these with consistency;
  • to experience, monitor and understand a range of short-term effects of exercise on the body systems including cardiovascular and muscular-skeletal systems;
  • to monitor and evaluate their own activity levels over a period of time and plan how they can fulfil the activity recommendations for health;
  • to develop their knowledge of safe practices and procedures when taking part in sport and physical activity
  • to develop the skills and capabilities required to analyse and improve their own and others’ work

• to develop the skills and capabilities required to work effectively with others in tasks which require co-operation, creativity, problem solving, planning and team work.




Ballycastle High School
33 Rathlin Rd
BT54 6LD


P: (028) 2076 2254


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