Broad General Education (S1-S3)


Physical Education provides learners with a platform from which they can build physical competences, improve aspects of fitness, and develop personal and interpersonal skills and attributes. It enables learners to develop the concepts and skills necessary for participation in a wide range of physical activity, sport, dance and outdoor learning, and enhances their physical wellbeing in preparation 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, and using small and large equipment and apparatus, both outdoors and indoors.
Learners will demonstrate, refine and advance their practical performance skills in a range of physical activities. Courses will provide opportunities for learners to demonstrate initiative, decision making and problem solving. Learners will work both independently and collaboratively to develop thinking and interpersonal skills. This makes Physical Education an ideal platform for developing confidence, resilience responsibility and leadership.
In S1-S3 pupils participate in 3 x 50 minute periods of Physical Education a week. To ensure that pupils experience a breadth of activities and ensure that they are able to apply skills in new and more challenging environments the activities that pupils participate in varies from year to year.
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