CURRICULUM

Our curriculum is designed to make sure that students have the opportunities that they need to be successful. Our aim is that young people will achieve their potential to make informed and responsible decisions throughout their lives.

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Physical Education

PE and Sport in school provides endless opportunities to develop curricula rand extra-curricular knowledge and understanding of a wide range of activities. At Key Stage 3 and 4 level boys and girls undertake numerous activities both in and outside school.

At GCSE and A-Level, academic routes are available for pupils to pursue Sport courses with a view to potentially studying /working in the Sport and Leisure industry once they leave school.

Subject:

Physical Education

Levels Taught:

KS3
GCSE/KS4
Post 16

Staff:

Mrs J Robinson – (TiC Girls PE)
Mr R Cowan – (TiC Boys PE)
Mrs G Hall
Mr M Surgenor

KS3:
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KS3 PE

In Year 8, 9 and 10 all Boys and Girls at Cullybackey College follow a broad and balanced PE curriculum and participate in numerous activities throughout the year.

PE is part of the minimum requirement for every pupil at Key Stage 3. Schools are now seen as the most important context for promoting healthy lifestyles in pupils. Health Related Physical Education (HRPE) in Northern Ireland has been shown to positively influence children’s knowledge of and attitudes towards physical activity.

The Northern Ireland Curriculum gives a high profile to Physical Education’s role in:

  • Providing pupils with regular, frequent and appropriate physical activity opportunities
  • Information and guidance
  • Encouraging and empowering pupils to make informed and responsible choices about the role of physical activity in their lives

At Cullybackey College, each pupil in Year 8, 9 and 10 takes part in 3 periods of PE each week. Pupils are required to participate fully in all activities unless they have been excused.

PE Activities at Key Stage 3

The Programme of Study is designed in such a way to ensure young people are given the opportunity to participate in a wide range of activities throughout Year 8, 9 and 10. Pupils will experience these activities in a selection of indoor and outdoor environments.

All pupils can view their own PE Programme on the department notice boards. Pupils are able to access all information regarding PE either from the notice boards and/or their PE teacher.

Girl’s Activities:

  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Cross Country
  • Dance
  • Gymnastics
  • Health Related
  • Fitness
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Swimming (Year 8)
  • Trampoline
  • Volleyball

Boy’s Activities:

  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Gymnastics
  • Health Related Fitness
  • Hockey
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming (Year 8)
  • Volleyball

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KS4 PE

In Year 11 and Year 12 at Cullybackey College, pupils are introduced to health related activities during PE. It is hoped that this will make them aware of the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and how PE can have more than just a physical effect on their body.

The stresses and pressures of GCSEs can be put to the back of the mind during PE and it is a great way to relax.

Boys:

  • Soccer/Football
  • Basketball
  • Badminton
  • TableTennis
  • Health and Fitness
  • Dodgeball
  • Athletics
  • Softball

Girls:

  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Trampolining
  • Badminton
  • ZumbaHealth and Fitness
  • Athletics
  • Rounders

In Year 12 the school make use of off-site facilities where boys and girls attend Lifestyle Fitness as part of their PE programme.

A further out of school option is available for boys at Galgorm Golf Driving Range whilst a third group participate in football at the school pitches.

Girls make use of the surrounding Cullybackey area for Power Walking activities whilst also taking part in Health and Fitness activities within school.

The school value the input of outside agencies who provide further alternatives to the PE programme, more recently the Active Communities Sports coaches in conjunction with Ballymena Borough Council.

OCR Level 2 Cambridge National Certificate in Sport Studies

Cambridge Nationals in Sport Studies are targeted at Year 11 and Year 12 with the Certificate being the same size as a GCSE. The course is made up of 75% of coursework/practical and 25% exam based.

If you have an interest in sport you will really enjoy the course as you will get to share your opinions on some of the current topics in sport. Additionally you will have more input in the practical lessons including planning, leading and evaluating your own performance and the performance of others

A total of four units are completed over the 2 year course.

These include:

Year 11

  • Contemporary issues in Sport (1 hour Exam )
  • Sports Leadership

Year 12

  • Developing Sports Skills
  • Sport and the Media

This course is a direct lead in to our Level 3 Sport course in sixth form. Alternatively, the Cambridge Nationals course can help you progress into a career in sport and leisure such as:

  • Coaching
  • Sports Development
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Health Promotion
  • Physical Activity Instructor

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OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical in Sport and Physical Activity

The Course is studied over a 2-year period and is split between exam and coursework. Assessments will be on a continual basis throughout both years of study.

A total of 5 Modules are covered over the 2-year course. These include:

Year 13

  • Body Systems and the effects of Physical Activity (Exam in January)
  • Sport Coaching and Activity Leadership (Coursework)
  • Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation (Coursework)

Year 14

  • Sports Organisation and Development (Exam in January)
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology (Coursework)

As a Cambridge Technical Level 3 qualification is the equivalent to one A level it can be used to help you access a university course. Most universities recognise Cambridge Technicals Level 3 qualifications and will allow you to study in many different fields such as Sport Studies, Sport Science, Physiotherapy, Teaching and Lecturing, Sports management, Sports Development and many others.

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