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Physical Education



Physical Education provides learners with a platform from which they can build physical competencies, improve aspects of fitness as well as developing personal and inter-personal skills and attributes. It enables learners to develop the concepts and skills necessary for participation in a wide range of physical activities.

Activities included in the S1-3 curriculum are: Athletics, Badminton, Basketball,  Dance, Fitness, Football, Gymnastics. Hockey, Rugby, Social Dance and Volleyball.

Pupils receive two periods a week of physical education and will do 4 week rotation of activities.  Pupils are taught in their PSR groups of mixed sex and ability. Assessment is in line with the CFE experiences and outcomes at Levels 3 and 4.

This enhances their physical well-being for leading a fulfilling, active and healthy lifestyle. They encounter a variety of practical learning experiences including working on their own, with a partner and in small and large groups, using small and large equipment and apparatus.


Due to the practical nature of the subject there is no homework issued in S1-3. However pupils will be responsible for keeping a record book detailing their experiences and achievements in the subject.


Continuous supportive assessment takes place throughout S1, S2 and S3.

Consistency in Effort is encouraged in all pupils at all times and in all activities.

PE Kit

All pupils are expected to bring appropriate kit for all lessons. This includes White or blue t-shirt, black or navy shorts/trousers or leggings and suitable sports shoes. Pupils will be working outside all year round so should ensure they have suitable kit for the conditions.

Literacy and Numeracy

In Physical education pupils will develop there numeracy skills through activities such measuring, timing, scorekeeping and calculating training zones. They will develop literacy skills through communication and peer evaluation activities.


Pupils who successfully complete the BGE may progress to the National 5 course and beyond.