Physical Education

The PE department is assisted by a number of teachers who have responsibility for the various activities provided during the Games programme. Many of these staff also assist with the extra-curricular sporting clubs and some on Saturday mornings.

Our Vision

It is our vision to ensure that all pupils strive towards achieving their best through participation and working towards sporting excellence. The Physical Education department will establish a caring community which promotes trust, thoughtfulness and support. We will promote a sense of security and encourage pupils to feel a sense of belonging to the school through their involvement in the extra-curricular programme.

We aim to promote this vision through improving the provision accessible to both boys and girls, strengthening the quality of coaching through professional development and promoting an ethos of excellence, with outstanding sportsmanship values. Pupils will learn these values and will carry such attitudes into adult life where they will have the knowledge and understanding to lead positive and healthy lifestyles

The Aims of the Physical Education Department

The P.E. Department at Coleraine Grammar School aim to promote the physical development of pupils through purposeful, enjoyable experiences in a range of activities set out in the revised Northern Ireland Curriculum. It aims to develop the right attitude in all pupils towards taking part in sport and physical activities so that participation can be carried on successfully into adult life, both for continued enjoyment and good health.

The Objectives of the Physical Education Department

Coleraine Grammar School Physical Education department is committed to developing a students’ aesthetic, physical, intellectual, social and moral development whilst promoting a healthy lifestyle in a caring and safe environment.

Physical education, Games and Extra-curricular Staff will strive to ensure that their knowledge will be up-to date and relevant. They will continue to promote their professional development to ensure that pupils have opportunities to achieve high standards in a variety of sporting arenas.

Staff will provide a caring and supportive environment where pupils are supported mentally, socially and physically. A positive attitude will be encouraged and promoted throughout the department by both staff and pupils.

Sportsmanship will be at the forefront of all teaching and coaching. Pupils will be encouraged to value and respect one another’s ability, self-confidence and self-esteem, and promote the School in the community through sport.

The Physical Education will provide many opportunities to ensure that vast provision promotes increased levels of participation. Pupils will be provided with opportunities to partake in a variety of activities throughout the year. Levels of skill will be appreciated and individuals will be encouraged to make progress on their own targets.

Mr Boyd has the overall responsibility for the extra-curricular programme and encourages the CGS staff to promote excellence and participation. Excellenece will be developed in many sports where training schedules are provided for skill and fitness. Pupils will compete in many competitions throughout the school year and will be provided with many opportunities to develop themselves as a whole person.

Resources

The P.E. Department facilities on the Lodge Road site include:

    • 1 Gymnasium
    • 1 Assembly Hall fitted with Gymnastic apparatus and equipped with data projector and large screen.
    • 5 Blocks of Changing facilities
    • 2 Tennis Courts
    • 2 All weather Hockey Pitches
    • Grass area

 

The P.E. Department facilities on the Castlerock Road site include:

  • 1 Gymnasium
  • 1 Sports Hall
  • 1 Swimming pool
  • 6 Blocks of Changing facilities
  • 1 rugby/rowing pavilion (with 5 changing rooms)
  • 1 Strength and Conditioning Gym
  • 4 Tennis Courts
  • Grass area

The Department also makes use of the following ‘off site ‘ facilities

  • Coleraine Leisure Centre: Sports hall, Fitness Suite and Spinning
  • Astro-turf Hockey Pitch at Rubgy Avenue : Coleraine Borough Council
  • Astro-turf Tennis courts at Rose Gardens : Coleraine Borough Council

Curriculum PE and Games (number of periods per fortnight)

Subject Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11 Year 12 L6-U6
Physical Education 1 2 2 0/1 0/1 0/1
Games 4 2 2 2 2 2

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    Girls PE and Games

    Year 8

    PE
    • Gymnastics
    • National Dance
    • Modern Dance
    • Swimming
    • Athletics
    • Health Related Fitness
    • Orienteering
    Games
    • Hockey
    • Badminton
    • Table Tennis
    • Netball
    • Football
    • Cross-country
    • Tennis
    • Rounders

    Year 9

    PE
    • Gymnastics
    • Rhythmic Gym
    • Modern Dance
    • Swimming
    • Athletics
    • Health Related Fitness
    • Orienteering
    Games
    • Rowing
    • Hockey
    • Badminton
    • Volleyball
    • Netball
    • Uni-hoc
    • Tag Rugby
    • Football
    • Cross-country
    • Tennis
    • Rounders
    • Cricket

    Year 10

    PE
    • Gymnastics
    • Cheerleading
    • Swimming
    • Athletics
    • Health Related Fitness
    • Orienteering
    Games
    • Rowing
    • Hockey
    • Badminton
    • Volleyball
    • Netball
    • Uni-hoc
    • Tag Rugby
    • Football
    • Cross-country
    • Tennis
    • Rounders
    • Cricket

    Year11

    PE
    • Gymnastics
    • Cheer Dance
    • Swimming
    • Athletics
    • Health Related Fitness
    • Orienteering
    Games
    • Rowing
    • Hockey
    • Badminton
    • Volleyball
    • Netball
    • Uni-hoc
    • Tag Rugby
    • Football
    • Cross-country
    • Tennis
    • Rounders
    • Cricket
    • Spinning

    Year 12-14

    Games
    • Rowing
    • Hockey
    • Badminton
    • Volleyball
    • Netball
    • Uni-hoc
    • Tag Rugby
    • Football
    • Cross-country
    • Spinning
    • Gym
    • Swimming
    • Circuits
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    Boys PE and Games

    Year 8

    PE
    • Gymnastics
    • Swimming
    • Athletics
    • Health Related Fitness
    • Orienteering
    Games
    • Rugby
    • Cricket
    • Softball

    Year 9

    PE
    • Gymnastics
    • Swimming
    • Athletics
    • Health Related Fitness
    • Orienteering
    • Cross-country
    Games
    • Rowing
    • Rugby
    • Football
    • Hockey
    • Basketball
    • Tennis
    • Cricket
    • Table-Tennis
    • Volleyball
    • Softball

    Year 10

    PE
    • Swimming
    • Athletics
    • Health Related Fitness
    • Orienteering
    • Cross-country
    Games
    • Rowing
    • Rugby
    • Football
    • Basketball
    • Tennis
    • Cricket
    • Table-Tennis
    • Volleyball
    • Softball

    Year 11

    PE
    • Swimming
    • Athletics
    • Health Related Fitness
    • Orienteering
    • Cross-country
    Games
    • Rowing
    • Rugby
    • Badminton
    • Football
    • 5-aside
    • Basketball
    • Tennis
    • Cricket
    • Table-Tennis
    • Volleyball
    • Softball

    Year 12-14

    Games
    • Swimming
    • Cross-country
    • Rowing
    • Rugby
    • Badminton
    • Football
    • Basketball
    • Table-Tennis
    • Volleyball
    • Gym

    The PE staff will be happy to discuss any matters concerning the department and contact can be made by leaving a message at the school office.

 

Any matters concerning curriculum (P.E., Games, GCSE and A Level) should be directed to Mrs Rosie Bovaird and matters concerning extra-curricular events should be directed to Mr Richard Boyd.

Physical Education Staff

  • Mrs. R Bovaird (Curriculum Leader – Physical Education)
  • Mr. R Boyd (Curriculum Leader – Sport)
  • Mr. R Beggs
  • Miss J McCracken

There are currently 112 pupils studying GCSE Physical Education. Class sizes currently range from 10-21 pupils. The present Year 11 year group have three mixed classes and the Year 12 year group also have three classes (two mixed and one all boys). Six sessions over a two week period are allocated for this subject, which reflects all other GCSE subject allocation. Pupils are entered for the CCEA examination in June. The weighting for the final assessment is 40% Practical, 40% Theory and a Personal Exercise/Activity Profile worth 20%. It is recommended that pupils who participate in sport on a regular basis or have a keen level of fitness would be suitable candidates to enrol on this course. Both schools have a history of excellent results in this subject and will strive to further improve on this excellence.

A new specification for the CCEA course will be implemented in 2017. The new course studies anatomy and physiology in more detail and the theory content has increased from 40%-50%. See the CCEA website for up to-date materials. 

 

The A Level pupils study Sport and Fitness in the Active Leisure Industry, as provided by CCEA. This course promotes the development of fitness through providing pupils with the knowledge to devise a training programme for their peers and to monitor their progress and development. The course is 60% coursework and 40% theory. The A2 class is 9 in number and is a mixed class and the AS class has 24 pupils

 

The A Level pupils study Sport and Fitness in the Active Leisure Industry, as provided by CCEA. This course promotes the development of fitness through providing pupils with the knowledge to devise a training programme for their peers and to monitor their progress and development. The course is 60% coursework and 40% theory. The A2 class is 9 in number and is a mixed class and the AS class has 24 pupils