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All pupils in S1-S3, during their 2 x 55 minute lessons, follow a common course in mixed classes of boys and girls.

They are introduced to the basic skills and tactics of:

  • Hockey
  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Shinty
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Fitness-Cross Country
  • Athletics
  • Gymnastics
  • Creative and Social Dance 

Throughout these activities, as well as performance, the emphasis will be on principles of play, rules, roles and responsibilities, personal and physical qualities, body systems and structure, methods of training and aspects of fitness. Regular homework is issued relating to the theory work covered in lessons.

All pupils in S4-S6, participate in a common course for 2 x 55 minute lessons, where activities follow on from the S1-3 course at a more advanced skill level.  Pupils will be offered more choice and a greater variety of activities. The aims of the PE department are to introduce pupils to a variety of physical activities and sports, with the aim of continuing some of these activities, in a recreational or competitive form, during their school life and on leaving, fostering a healthy life style. PE kit required is listed on page 7 of the school prospectus.
S3/S4 will have the opportunity to participate in the Sports Leaders UK awards, a nationally recognized qualification. This award uses sport as the medium for personal development and leadership. It is mainly practical based units but includes a limited amount of essential written work. The participants will learn and practice many vital life/social skills including leadership, communication, motivation, teamwork, planning and improvement in self-confidence.

The award aims to promote positive and responsible behaviour and by working closely together assist in delivering quality after-school programmes within their peer group and to younger children.