9 Physical Education

Although next year timetables are yet to be finalised, course selection is now finished. Any changes to student courses will now take place in January.

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms C. McConachie

The Health and Physical Education programme at Year 9 focuses on the concept of Wellbeing – physical, mental and emotional, social and spiritual.

Through learning in this curriculum, students will gain the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to enjoy a healthy lifestyle. They will develop motivation to make informed decisions and to act in ways that contribute to their personal well-being, the well-being of other people and that of society as a whole. 

In PE, students will experience a wide range of physical activities, with the aim of identifying areas of interest and enjoyment that they may choose to participate in, while at school and later on in life. Activities covered include Gymnastics and Dance, Fitness, Aquatics ( Stroke Development and Surf Survival), as well as a range of team and individual sports. 

There is also a free swimming programme offered, for those students who need help improving their swimming technique or learning to swim.

At Year 9, students have 2 periods of PE a week for the year.

Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

Students need to bring their own sports clothes / sports shoes to change into for every PE lesson.
When swimming, students need to bring their own swimming togs, towel, swimming cap and goggles.

Assessment Information

Students will be assessed over the course of the year in the following aspects in PE:
Tactical Awareness, Movement Performance, Aquatics and Fitness.



We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.