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The aims of our Physical Education Department are:

1.   To ensure that all pupils access all areas of the PE curriculum at a level which is appropriate to each pupil’s abilities so that the learning experience for every pupil is positive.
2.   To promote active, healthy lifestyles for all pupils through:

raising awareness of leisure and sports facilities in the local area
encouraging pupils to continue sport outside of school
raising awareness that participation in PE can promote health benefits particularly
              - increased psychological well being
              - prevention of obesity
              - reduction in chronic disease risk factor
              - promotion of skeletal health

3.   To empower and encourage young people to make informed and responsible choices about the role of physical activity in their lives.
4.   To provide opportunities for pupils to develop thinking skills and personal capabilities. Also develop their communication, Maths and ICT skills.
5.   To provide opportunities for pupils to increase their knowledge, understanding and skills through regular participation in a balanced programme of activity.
6.   To allow pupils to practise, refine, develop and make consistent use of skills and specific techniques such as using tactics or choreographic principles.
7.   To allow pupils to develop their knowledge of safe practices and procedures when talking part in sport and physical activity.
8.   To provide opportunities for pupils to develop the skills and capabilities required to evaluate and improve their own performance and that of others.
9.   To provide opportunities for pupils to develop the skills and capabilities required to work effectively with others in tasks which require co-operation, creatively, problem solving, planning and team work.
10.  Most importantly, to encourage active participation and have FUN!

Staff: Mr S Donald (Head of PE), Mr R Black, Mrs A Mayne, Miss C Watson, Miss  J A Haydock and Mrs P Rodgers.

Aims: 

Key Stage 3: 
To encourage every individual learner to achieve their maximum potential through the development of individual/team skills, personal capabilities, active participation and fun.

Key stage 4: BTEC Level 2:  

To inspire and enthuse learners to consider a career in the sport sector.
Give learners the opportunity to gain a broad knowledge and understanding of, and developing skills in, the sport sector.
Support progression to a more specialised level 3 vocational or academic sports course.
Give learners the potential opportunity, in due course, to enter employment with all the necessary skills to perform a wide range of job roles.
Learning through fun, active participation.

Key stage 5: BTEC Level 3:

To develop theoretical and practical knowledge of sport by working towards a Level 3 nationally recognised qualification.
To prepare learners for higher education in a sport related subject or a career in an area of sport.
To inspire and enthuse learners to consider a career in the sport sector & give learners the opportunity to gain a broad knowledge and understanding of, and developing skills in the sport sector.
Give learners the potential opportunity to enter employment with all the necessary skills to perform a wide range of job roles.
Learning through fun, active participation.

Subject/Departmental pupil  achievements: 

The PE Department was awarded Champion School status by the Youth Sport Trust 

2014-15 Acheivements/Representatives 

Jack Henderson -  NI football & co down milk cup
Karl Hamill- NI football
Hanna Harris – Ulster u18 rugby
Jack Hamilton and Andrew Smyth - Ulster rda rugby
Dylan Eagleson Ulster boxing champ
Owen McCleary – Ulster boxing champ
Year 9 football team North Down league winners
Year 11 football team North Down league winners
Morgan Nelson, Jude Devlin, Connor Ogle and Michael Evans – Golf Ulster junior champs.
Year 8 girls cross country north down champs – Katy Stevenson, Anna Bishop, Letitia Connelly, Emma Hamilton
Year 9 girls cross country north down champs – Courtney Kehoe, Ellie Nicholls, Holly McBride
Taylor Dunlop – NI trampolining u14 elite champ
Netball RDA u13 – Jenny Graham, Lucy Mcilmail, Jessica Black
Kerrie Roberts, Nicole Lowry, Rebecca Skilllen rda u16 netball
Year 11  netball tagsa champions
Luke Buchanan – Ulster youth games u17 badminton champion
Chloe Watson – Ireland bowls

Clubs and Extra-Curricular Activities:

Athletics, basketball, cross – country, dance, football, hockey, Ju-Jitsu, netball, rugby and trampolining.

Educational visits and trips:

Bangor Academy regularly compete against a variety of schools in Northern Ireland and the North Down area in a number of sports and competitions such as: football, rugby, basketball, golf, netball, hockey, athletics, cross –country and trampolining. 

Subject/Departmental multimedia resources:  You can follow the P.E. Department on Twitter.  www.twitter.com/PE_BASFC  

Subject revision resources:
BTEC Level 2 Sport, Unit 1 online assessment resources: 

Unit 1 - student handbook
Unit 1 - student assessment booklet

Activities: 

KS3 Activities (Boys)

Football
Rugby
Basketball
Badminton
Gymnastics
Athletics – Summer
Baseball - Summer
Team building – Summer
HRF - Modular
Swimming – Modular

KS4 Activities (Boys)

HRF
Football
Rugby
Basketball
Cross country
Volleyball
Badminton
Baseball - Summer
Team building – Summer