‘To inspire young people to enjoy and participate in physical activity and to recognise the importance of an active and healthy lifestyle which continues into adulthood’
Pupils also have 2 games periods per week where our traditional major sports are played. These activities include hockey, rugby, netball, tennis, athletics and cricket. For games sessions the entire year group comes together so the greater number of participants required for these team sports is available.
Year 12 – These students have one session of Physical Education a week, a 65-minute session on a Wednesday afternoon, when a variety of activities are available. Participants in our major sports, rugby and hockey, use this session for training and fixtures, while students who do not participate in our major sports have the opportunity to avail of a variety of sports and fitness options. These include swimming, gym, badminton, shooting, netball, running club, tennis, athletics, football and golf. Our excellent facilities on site and Dungannon Leisure Centre are both used during senior games, giving our students the best possible opportunities.
The course has a large physical component. Students are required to participate in and are assessed in 3 different sports – so students must be fit and healthy and able to participate actively in strenuous physical activity. The course is divided into 3 components.
Component 1: Written paper 1 hr 15 minutes = 25%
Factors Underpinning Health and Performance:
- The Body at Work
- Health and Lifestyle Decisions
- The Active Leisure Industry
Component 2: Written paper 1 hr 15 minutes = 25%
- Developing Physical Fitness for Performance; and
- Developing Skilled Performance.
Components 1 & 2 combine to give 50%
Component 3: Perform 3 activities and analyse one = 50%
- a) Pupils are assessed on the consistent quality, efficiency and effectiveness of their performances in physical activities and/or sports. Pupils perform three physical activities and/or sports from the list that CCEA supplies. (3 × 50 = 150 marks)
- b) Pupils are assessed on the consistent quality of their analysis and evaluation of their own and others’ performances. (50 marks)
These include swimming, gym, badminton, shooting, netball, running club, tennis, athletics, football and golf. Our excellent facilities on site and Dungannon Leisure Centre are both used during senior games, giving our students the best possible opportunities.
Unit 1 – develops pupils’ theoretical knowledge and understanding of exercise physiology, performance analysis and training, sports psychology, skill acquisition and sport in society. Pupils are assessed on this material through a written examination.
Unit 2 – is a practical element linked to improving pupils’ performance in physical education. Pupils are assessed in one chosen activity as a player/performer and as a coach or official. Pupils will also complete a personal performance profile. This personal performance analysis must be of the chosen practical activity. It must be underpinned by appropriate theoretical subject content and provide pupils with the opportunity to demonstrate quantitative skills.
|AS||Course Content||Assessment||% Weighting|
|Unit 1||Exploring Physical Education. |
To assess all AS subject content
Contextualised questions to include multiple choice, data response, short and extended answers.
|External written examination|
1 ¾ hours
|60% of AS
24% of A Level
|Unit 2||Improving personal performance in physical education. To assess:|
• practical performance in one activity as a player/performer
• practical performance as a coach or official
• Personal Performance Profile
|Non – exam assessment|
|40% of AS
16% of A Level
Unit 3 is designed to develop pupils’ theoretical knowledge and understanding of exercise physiology, performance analysis and training, sports psychology, skill acquisition and sport in society. Pupils are assessed on this material through a written examination.
Unit 4 concentrates on refining personal performance in physical education. It involves being assessed in one practical performance as a player/performer, coach or official. Pupils will also undertake some Investigative Research. This research should help the pupil to improve personal performance as a player/performer, coach or official. It must be linked to the chosen practical activity and contain research into appropriate theoretical subject content.
|A2||Course Content||Assessment||% Weighting|
|Unit 3||Evaluating Physical Education|
To assess all A level subject content.
A range of questions to include data response, short and extended answers.
|External written examination|
2 hour exam
|36% of A Level|
|Unit 4||Refining personal performance in physical education.|
• practical performance in one activity as a player/performer, coach or official
• Investigative Research
|Non – exam assessment.|
|24% of A Level|
AS will be assessed at the end of Year 13 and A2 at the end of Year 14.
Physical Education News Articles
The first XI hockey team started the season by winning their Super League group with wins over Carrickfergus GS (5-0) , Dromore HS (4-1) and Royal & Prior Raphoe (4-0). They then beat Cookstown HS (6-0) in the quarter final before defeating Lurgan College (4-2) in the semi final. On Wednesday 22nd November, they played Regent House in the final at Lisnagarvey Hockey Club in front of a sizeable group of travelling supporters. Thank you to all who travelled…
Congratulations to our 6 junior RSD swimmers Megan Chambers, Madison Hall, Hannah Bursby, Ryan Williamson, Malcolm Graham and Hayden Yim who competed at the USSA Key Stage 3 Swimming Championships.