CfE 3rd & 4th Level

Through our broad general education course we aim to give pupils the opportunity to experience breadth and depth in the curriculum. Having breadth in the curriculum allows pupils to sample a variety of activities. As pupils develop from 1st-4th level we shall cover activities such as: athletics, badminton, basketball, fitness, football, gymnastics, netball, rugby, swimming, tennis, trampolining, water polo and volleyball. The depth of learning will be provided through the pathways that we offer our young people to develop and progress through; including: extra-curricular clubs, further study through 3rd and 4th levels, progression in to our national courses and our links with clubs operating in the local area. The overarching theme in our broad general education course is our focus to develop young people mentally, emotionally, socially and physically. In turn we hope this will contribute towards young people becoming more confident, effective, responsible and successful in all aspects of their school life and beyond.

Specific objectives will depend on the type of group, level of ability and previous experience of the pupils.  The main aim at this stage is to fully embrace the four capacities and give the pupils the opportunity to work co-operatively, taking on more responsibility. To this end, pupils should be involved in decision making about what they want to achieve from their PE in terms of (a), (b) and (c). Pupils have real personalisation and will choose a column of activities to follow, there is potential for further activity negotiation within each column.

(a) Improve their skill repertoire in competitive situations

(b) Gain more in-depth knowledge specific to their chosen activities

(c) Work towards improving fitness and well-being where possible

(d) Explore an interest in activities which can be extended into adult life

  3rd/4th Level Design1 3rd/4th Level Design2
Time Allocation 2 Single Periods 2 Single Periods
Organisation of classes 5/6 setsPupil teacher ratio up to 1:30 4/5 setsPupil teacher ratio up to 1:30
Type Pupils select a course Pupils select all activities
Use of facilities As appropriate on rotation As appropriate on rotation
Activities Covered     (A selection from)
Football-Basketball-Swimming-Life Saving- Pool Aerobics-Water Polo-Gymnastics-Dance- Trampolining-Hockey- Rugby-Athletics-Badminton-Fitness-Conditioning-Softball
Football-Basketball, Swimming-Life Saving- Water Polo-Gymnastics-Dance-Trampolining, Hockey-Rugby-Athletics- Badminton-Softball-Fitness-Condtioning
Assessment              (See proposed assessment sheet) Summative taking account of the 4 Capacities Summative taking account of the 4 Capacities

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