Physical Education

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We aim to provide pupils with the skills and confidence to enjoy participation in physical activity and promoting the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle. We offer a broad range of activities both individual and team, and encourage everyone to participate in a fun and positive environment. Pupils have an opportunity to experience various different roles including performer, official, organiser and leader.

Our overall aim is to ensure pupils achieve their full potential whilst becoming lifelong participants.

For GCSE, our pupils follow the Eduqas (WJEC) GCSE Physical Education Specification. Our A Level students follow the BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Sport qualification.


Mrs Catriona MillsHead of Department
Mrs Lynda GreerPE Teacher
Ms Claire JohnstonPE Teacher
Mr Mark Mills1stXI Hockey Coach
Mr Andy Edwards2AXI Hockey Coach
Miss Abbie BurnettU14XI Hockey Coach
Miss Stephanie ReidU13XI Hockey and Football Coach
Miss Anna McIlmoyleAthletics Coach


On-site facilities:

  • Sports Hall
  • Assembly Hall/Gymnasium
  • Astro tennis courts
  • Long jump pit
  • shot putt area
  • Fitness suite

Off-site facilities:

  • PlayBall hockey pitches
  • Lough Moss hockey pitch
  • Mary Peters’ Track


Year 8 PEYear 8 Games
  • Tennis
  • Health Related Fitness
  • Gymnastics
  • Athletics
  • Netball
  • Hockey
  • Dance
  • Rounders
  • Multi-skills
Year 9 PEYear 9 Games
  • Tennis
  • Health Related Fitness
  • Gymnastics
  • Athletics
  • Netball
  • Hockey
  • Dance
  • Rounders
  • Multi-skills
Year 10 PEYear 10 Games
  • Badminton
  • Health Related Fitness
  • Basketball
  • Athletics
  • Netball
  • Hockey
  • Dance
  • Rounders
  • Multi-skills
Senior Games
  • Hockey
  • Dance
  • Step Aerobics
  • Fitness
  • Walking group

School Trips

We have a long tradition of sports tours which are usually offered typically on a three or four year cycle to senior pupils.

2009: Australia – hockey and netball

2011: Hong Kong – hockey and netball

2014: Boston – Hockey

2018: Barbados – hockey and netball

2021: Toronto – postponed due to COVID

After-school Clubs

MondayU13 Hockey (Yr 9)PlayBall 2.10-4.30pm
 Junior Netball (Yr 10)Sports Hall 3.20 – 4.30pm
TuesdayInter/Senior netball


(Yrs 11-14)

Sports Hall 3.20 – 4.30pm
 U14 Hockey (Yr 10)Civil Service 2.10 – 4.30pm
 Football (Yrs 8-11)School courts 3.20 – 4.30pm
 Athletics (Yrs 8-14)Sports hall 4.30 – 6pm
WednesdaySenior Hockey (Yrs 11-14)PlayBall 2.10 – 4.30pm
 Minor Netball (Yr 9)Sports Hall 3.20 – 4.30pm
 Year 8 NetballSports Hall 3.20 – 4.30pm
 Rugby (Yrs 10 – 12)School courts 3.20 – 4.30pm
ThursdayBadminton (Yrs 9-14)Sports Hall 3.20 – 4.30pm
 Cross-country (Yrs 8-14)School/Stormont 3.20 – 5pm
 Year 8 HockeySchool courts 3.20 – 4.30pm
FridayYear 8 BadmintonSports Hall
SaturdayYear 8 HockeySchool courts
 Year 8 NetballSports Hall
 Junior and Senior Hockey (7/8 teams, Years 9-14)Home/Away fixtures
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Badminton
  • Cross country
  • Athletics
  • Football
  • Dance
  • Rugby
  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Trampolining
  • Show-jumping

School Prizes

The Benson Cup (for the most promising Year 8 Hockey Player)Rachel Matthews & Harriet O’Connor
The Minor Athletics Shield (for the best Year 8 Athlete)Charlie Dougherty
The Parke-Cowdy Cup (for the best Year 8 Sprinter)Charlie Dougherty
The Year 8 Badminton TrophyErin Millar
The Year 8 Tennis ShieldAimee MacKenzie
The Junior Athletics Shield (for the best Year 9 Athlete)Nikita McCartney
The Junior Sprint Shield (for the best Year 9 Sprinter)Nikita McCartney
The Willis Trophy (for the most improved Junior Tennis Player)Rebecca Magee
The Minor Badminton CupRebecca Magee
The Campbell Cup (for the most promising Junior Netball Player)Bethany Kerr
The Year 10 Athletics Shield (for the best Year 10 Athlete)Lucy Kerr & Aimee McMurray
The Junior Sports Cup (for the best all round Junior Sports Girl)Aimee McMurray & Robyn Johnston
The Year 10 Sprint Shield (for the best Year 10 Sprinter)Lucy Kerr
The Golf TrophyKatie Poots
The McConnell Shield (for the most promising Junior Hockey Player)Kenzi Fisher
The Intermediate Athletics Shield (for the best Intermediate Athlete)Eva Morrow
The Linda McCurry Cup (for the best Intermediate Sprinter)Eva Morrow
The Junior Badminton CupGracey Davis & Niamh Cranston
The Feherty Travel Shield (for the best Inter/Senior Netballer)Lucie Young
The Senior Badminton Cup (for Singles and Services to Badminton)Hannah Harvey
Cup presented by Lady Bloomfield MBE for Excellence in Hockey)Nadia Bell
The Beaney Cup (for contribution to 1st XI)Madison Loughery
The Henderson Shield (for best all round Senior Sports Girl)Nadia Bell
The Senior Athletics Cup (for the best Senior Athlete)Nadia Bell & Erin Adams
The Senior Sprint Cup (for the best Senior Sprinter)Erin Adams

Delamont Trip

Our Year 11 GCSE PE class of 13 girls went to Delamont to do rock climbing in January 2018. This was to fulfil part of the practical component of our PE GCSE. We left school on Wednesday and travelled by bus to Delamont Outdoor Activity Centre which was to be our home for two nights.

On the first day we had a briefing in the classroom and then we went to the indoor climbing wall at Killyleagh to practice our belaying and rope skills. before we would go to Tollymore indoor rock climbing centre, which was a bigger place with many different climbing walls. That evening we had a classroom session to learn more about the equipment and belaying (supporting someone on the wall).

On Thursday after breakfast we made our packed lunch and prepared for a day of climbing. It was a longer drive to Tollymore Mountain Centre and its indoor climbing wall, Hotrock.  which was a bigger wall with many different climbs. It was very cold but we were all raring to go. We arrived and were given climbing shoes; let’s just say some were much bigger than others.

At the wall we had to use what we were taught in the classroom on Wednesday evening to prepare all our equipment and pass the safety checks to climb. Eventually we climbed many different walls that day; in fact we climbed so many that my forearms were numb afterwards. We were also able to abseil which was great fun because it really got the adrenaline racing and it was something I had never done before.

Finally on Friday we finished our rock climbing practical at the outdoor climbing wall at Delamont and also played some fun games. My time at Delamont was so much fun. I really loved learning how to rock climb. I would recommend it to other GCSE PE pupils because, not only was the experience good, but we also had amazing food and made lots of memories. Thank you Mrs Greer and Mrs Mills for organising the trip us and being able to listen to us for so long.

Meg W Year 11


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