Mrs J Heasley (Head of Department)
Mrs S Chambers
Mrs K Johnston
Miss C Lough

Miss R Corish

Subject Overview

Aim: We aim to enrich the lives of our pupils by teaching them the importance of lifelong physical activity.

Aspire: Pupils are given the opportunity to improve their physical skills and are encouraged to be the best that they can be.

Achieve: The PE department provides an extensive range of extracurricular activities which allow pupils to demonstrate their talent and ability.

Key Stage 3

PE is an important component of school life in Glenlola Collegiate. During Key Stage 3 (Yrs 8-10), pupils are allocated a single and a double period of PE each week.  The following activities are offered during Key Stage 3:

  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Dance
  • Gymnastics
  • Health Related Fitness
  • Hockey
  • Minor Skills
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Click here to go to the CCEA Key Stage 3 Specification 

Key Stage 4

During Key Stage 4 all pupils are allocated a double period each week.

The following activities are offered during Key Stage 4(Yrs 11-12):

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Fitness
  • Gaelic Football
  • Rounders
  • Self Defence
  • Tag Rugby
  • Tennis

In addition, pupils may choose to study GCSE PE (either as full course or Double Award).  Through the GCSE PE course they will have the opportunity to learn how physical activity can have an impact on a healthy lifestyle. Pupils will have the opportunity to adopt different roles within class such as a performer, coach, official or organiser to meet the demands of the practical elements of the course.

Click here to go to the CCEA Key Stage 4 Specification 

Key Stage 5

Pupils have the opportunity to develop their skills and understanding of PE through the A-Level course. The AS course deals with the effects of leading a healthy and active lifestyle including, topics such as nutrition, biomechanics, exercise physiology and opportunities for participation. The coursework element at AS allows candidates to be assessed in one or two of the following roles: practical performer, referee/official/ judge or coach/leader. The A2 course specialises in applied exercise physiology and contemporary issues in sport. The coursework element at A2 focuses on developing a candidate’s own performance as a practical performer, coach/leader or official.

Click here to go to the CCEA Key Stage 5 Specification

Career Opportunities

  • Teaching (Primary or Secondary)
  • University/College Lecturer
  • Physiotherapy
  • Sports Coach
  • Health and Fitness Instructor
  • Outdoor Activity Instructor
  • Professional Sports Person
  • Sports Scientist
  • Sports Journalism
  • Sports Development Officer
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