At St Andrews Academy PE plays an important part in education and is particularly important in laying the foundations of a healthy lifestyle both in teenage years and in later life. We make every effort to give experience in a wide range of activities.
The Scottish Government is concerned about the fitness levels and inactivity of young people and about health problems that may emerge as a result in the future. Regular exercise is vital to health. This course offers 120 minutes of physical Education each week. This is a bare minimum designed to help contribute to personal fitness and to the enjoyment of activity.
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Broad General Education
Having completed a Broad General Education in Curriculum for Excellence in S1 PE through new and exciting activities over 2 periods a week. Pupils will have experienced around 10 activities over the year, for example; Football, Rugby, Badminton, Basketball, Gymnastics, Netball, Volleyball, Table Tennis and Athletics.
Assessment is based on the benchmarks diagram (see to bottom right).
In S2 Curriculum for Excellence PE. Pupils will get the chance to experience new and exciting activities throughout this year over 3 periods. They will have experienced around 10 activities over the year, for example; Football, Rugby, Badminton, Basketball, Gymnastics, Netball, Volleyball, Table Tennis and Athletics.
In S3 Curriculum for Excellence, pupils will be streamed into classes based on their practical ability. A heavy emphasis will be placed on leadership and coaching opportunities within a class. Pupils will get the chance to experience new and exciting activities throughout this year over 3 periods.
PE KIT/NO NOTE POLICY
At St Andrews Academy High school, we fully believe every pupil should be given the best opportunity to achieve and progress in their learning every lesson. In order for us to do this we encourage all pupils to get fully changed for PE despite injury or illness.
Participation in PE and engagement is fundamental to every child’s development and learning. Health and wellbeing is central to this and learning about living a healthy happy lifestyle is high on the schools and governments agenda.
Pupils who are injured or ill will be asked to assist the teacher in a range of tasks which will further improve numeracy and literacy skills. These include working in groups and developing listening and leadership opportunities, refereeing or helping keep scores. These qualities are central to curriculum for excellence and it is vital that all pupils are given as many opportunities across all subjects to develop skills for life during their time in school.
We would be delighted if you could support the school and department on this matter. If pupils forget PE kit they will be expected to borrow or have a note from home to state a reason why.