"You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great."
- Zig Zagler
- Mrs Paula O Hagan (Acting head of Department)
- Mrs Helen McCambridge
- Mrs Hannah Yahyaoui
Assumption Grammar School enjoys first class sporting facilities consisting of an all-weather 3G pitch, fully equipped Fitness Suite, Grass Pitch for Gaelic/Camogie, Astro-Turf Training Pitch, outdoor Tennis Courts and a Full Size Indoor Sports Hall.
The Physical Education department offers a wide range of activities which are designed to develop student’s confidence and sporting excellence.
Physical Education is compulsory for pupils in key stage 3.
Time allocations for the following years are:
Year 8 - 2 x 35 mins
Year 9 - 3 x 35 mins
Year 10 - 2 x 35 mins
Pupils in Key Stage 3 are offered a wide and balanced range of activities. Over the three years they will have participated in netball, gymnastics, gaelic, camogie, dance, athletics, tennis, swimming, minor games and health related PE.
Assumption follows the CCEA GCSE PE specification. The table below summarises the structure of the GCSE course.
Assumption Grammar follows the WJEC exam board syllabus. The WJEC AS and A level in physical education provides a coherent combination of four areas of study:
1. Exercise physiology, performance analysis and training
2. Sport psychology
3. Skill acquisition
4. Sport and society
Any of the areas of study can be assessed in any of the units. The content can be
assessed in units 1 and 3 as part of the written examinations and in units 2 and 4 as
part of the analysis and evaluation of performance. The specification enables
learners to understand the interrelationships between the areas of study and apply
them in a variety of contexts.
AS Unit 1
Exploring physical education
Written examination : 1¾ hours
24% of A level qualification (60% of AS qualification)
To assess all AS subject content
Contextualised questions to include multiple choice, data response short and
AS Unit 2
Improving personal performance in physical education
16% of A level qualification (40% of AS qualification)
practical performance in one activity as a player/performer and as a coach or
Personal Performance Profile
A level Unit 3
Evaluating physical education
Written examination: 2 hours
36% of qualification
To assess all A level subject content
A range of questions to include data response, short and extended answers.
A level Unit 4
Refining personal performance in physical education
24% of qualification
practical performance in one activity as a player/performer, coach or official
Uniform marks correspond to unit grades as follows:
The uniform marks obtained for each unit are added up and the subject grade is based on this total.
At A level, Grade A* will be awarded to candidates who have achieved a Grade A
(400 uniform marks) in the overall A level qualification and at least 90% of the total
uniform marks for the A2 units (270 uniform marks).
The PE department contributes greatly to the wider life of Assumption Grammar School. There is a wide range of sporting activities for pupils to get involved in, with teams entering competitions at a variety of levels in all sports. Extra-curricular is delivered by various members of staff and outside coaches. This year the pupils have the opportunity to participate in the following activities after school, and, or lunchtimes;
Many of our students gain County, Regional and sometimes National recognition in a wide range of sports. The PE department assigns Sports Prefects to act as PE and sport ambassadors for the wider Assumption community.
Sports day is open to all pupils from Year 8 to Year 11. The girls compete against each other in their Houses, and win points for participating, and coming first, second or third in a race. A Sports Cup is awarded to the winning House.