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/ P.E. IN ST. MALACHY'S

Our prime objective is to ensure successful pupil participation in a broad range of skill based and health-related activities.  The College PE Department delivers Physical Education through the four main sporting areas within the curriculum.  These are:

 

  • Athletics

  • Games (Gaelic, Hurling, Soccer, Basketball, Badminton, Volleyball, Rugby)

  • Gymnastics

  • Health Related PE (Fitness Suite activities, Individual Fitness Profiling)

  • Swimming

 

Pupils in Years 8-11 are time-tabled to have a 2 period block of PE per week, which equates to 1 hour 40 minutes. Currently pupils in year 12 have a double period or 1 hour 40 minutes in one week and a single period or 50 minutes in their second week. Years 13 and 14 have the option of having 2 periods of recreational PE per week during which they are able to access the college fitness suite.

 

Examination PE is offered at GCSE, AS and A2 level, for students perhaps looking to follow a career in the sport and leisure industry or indeed the world of education.

Mr A Fulton (Head of Department)

Mr P McKillop

Mr P Molloy  

Mr J McAlister

Mr A McClean

Mr K Niblock

Mr A Douglas

The onsite facilities that the College has include a large Sports Hall with adjoining Fitness Suite, a fully equipped Gymnasium, a state-of-the-art flood lit 3rd generation synthetic grass pitch, long jump area, shot putt area and 3 Handball alleys.

 

The College also makes use of a variety of off-site facilities to assist with the delivery of the curricular PE programme.  These include Queens PEC, Ballyearl, Antrim Forum, Mallusk Playing Fields, Andersonstown Leisure Centre, Valley Park and the Loughshore Towpath. 

/ EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITES

  • Athletics

  • Badminton

  • Basketball

  • Gaelic Football

  • Golf

  • Gymnastics

  • Health-Related PE

  • Hurling

  • Soccer

  • Swimming

  • Volleyball

  • Rugby

  • Fitness Testing

  • Minor Games Skills

/ STAFF INVOLVED IN ACTIVITES

  • Athletics

  • Badminton

  • Basketball

  • Gaelic Football

  • Golf

  • Gymnastics

  • Health-Related PE

  • Hurling

  • Soccer

  • Swimming

  • Volleyball

  • Rugby

  • Fitness Testing

  • Minor Games Skills

Unit 3: Knowledge and Understanding for the Active Participant (Full Course)

 

Written Paper – 1 hour 30 mins

80 marks – 40%

 

The syllabus comprises of two interrelated areas of study:-

  • Health, fitness, and factors affecting performance and Principles of training.

  • Factors affecting individual performance and participation and social and cultural factors affecting participation.                                                                                   

 

Unit 4: The Active Participant (Full Course)

 

Controlled Assessment

90 marks – 60%

4 assessments from at least 2 activity areas:

Games, Gymnastics, Dance, Athletics, Swimming, Outdoor & Adventurous.

 

Practical components of this course are internally assessed and externally moderated.

 

It is important to note that students also improve their overall mark through continual effort and participation.

 

Students who are interested in studying G.C.S.E Physical Education must consider the following criteria:

  • A student must have a participation rate of greater than 95% in Key Stage 3

  • A student must have run quicker than 13½ minutes for their 3K run during Key Stage 3

  • A student must have run more than 105 shuttle runs during their Fitness Assessment within Key Stage 3

  • A student must play a minimum of 2 sports at a competitive level, either in school or for outside teams

  • A student must be an active member of at least one College squad/team during Key Stage 3

  • A student must have attended College Sports Day during Key Stage 3 and compete as a Year 10 GCSE PE candidate.

Task 1: Researching and planning an active leisure event

  • Introduction to the Key Components of the Leisure Industry

  • Skeletal System

  • Muscular System 

  • Choice of Active Leisure Event Linked to Key Components of Leisure ‘Sport’

    • select a relevant active leisure event

    • explain and justify how the event is relevant to the active leisure industry

    • outline and examine the roles of individuals in the organisation of the event 

  • Feasibility of the Event

  • Ethics in Sports Performance

  • Respiratory System 

  • Skill Acquisition

  • Cardiovascular System 

 

Task 2: Working as part of a group to organise an active leisure event

  • Skill Acquisition

  • Cardiovascular System 

  • Understanding Learning and Performance

  • Effects of Exercise 

 

Task 3: Reviewing and evaluating an active leisure event 

 

 

Assessment: Final submission of Task 3 (Complete Portfolio)

 

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