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Physical Education

Subject Information

Participation in a wide variety of sporting activities is central to life at St Patrick’s and students are taught a diverse range of physical skills which can be used in a constructive manner at school and in their communities. Students are taught that frequent physical activity will benefit both their quality of life and general health.

All students in Years 8 – 12 are expected to take part in Physical Education classes. There are also opportunities for the students to take part in extra-curricular activities many of which are sports orientated.

Students are encouraged to develop their creative and expressive talents through individual activities such as athletics, dance, outdoor pursuits, gymnastics and swimming.

Students have the opportunity to represent the school in Camogie, Gaelic Football (Male Female), Soccer, Netball, Athletics and Dance. Representing the school in these activities has brought local and provincial success in recent times.  

Curriculum Information

Key Stage 4 (GCSE)

Netball                

Soccer                  

Gaelic Football               

Athletics                  

Basketball                    

HRPE                             

Badminton           

Uni-Hoc                            

Percentage Pass

BTEC

2018

100%

2019

100%

2020

100%

Careers

Key Stage 4 (GCSE)

PE Teacher                            

Dietician

Sports Coach                         

Sports Marketing

Personal Trainer                    

Event Manager/Organiser

Sports Psychologist  

Extra-Curricular

Extracurricular Activities play a huge part in a child’s education in St Patrick’s College. We have had a long proud tradition in our National Gaelic Games in particular Gaelic Football. St Patrick’s has achieved many honours in Gaelic Football, 4 Ulster Schools,and Netball in more recent years. Camogie has recently been introduced to the curriculum and it is a huge success. Girl’s Gaelic football, synonymous with the rest of the country is growing rapidly both here in St Patrick’s College and in neighbouring GAA clubs. The growth of the PE department in the school therefore reflects the growth of sports in the wider community.

 

Extracurricular Activities at Patrick’s College:

  • Gaelic Football U12, U13, U14, U15, U16

  • Camogie U14, and Year 8.

  • Girls Gaelic Football U14 and U16

  • Netball Year 8 – 12

  • Skiing Trip (Bi-annual event open to all Year groups)

  • Athletics Year 8 – 12

  • Soccer Year 8,910,11,12

  • Badminton

  • Golf

  • Dance