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Curriculum vision

The vision of Physical Education is to provide appropriate opportunities and experiences for individuals to achieve their optimum potential. Physical Education is primarily concerned with physical capabilities but the associated aspects of knowledge and understanding are also vital components for all children. Additionally, the development of personal skills within a social setting can be enhanced by participating in an appropriate and sensitively designed Physical Education programme. Planning, performing and evaluating therefore, are important components which have to be pursued according to each individual’s needs and strengths. It is to be acknowledged that the aim of Physical Education is to encompass enjoyment and satisfaction and thereby encourage a lifelong commitment to an active and healthy lifestyle.

Key stage 3

The Physical Education programme offered in Parkhall College follows that prescribed in the National Curriculum for key stage 3, thereby affording students the opportunities to extend their personal knowledge, understanding and performance in each of the 5 core areas - athletics, dance, gymnastics, games and swimming. Activities offered include:

  • Hockey* / Volleyball
  • Football* / Swimming
  • Basketball / Athletics*
  • Gymnastics / Tennis*
  • Dance / Cross Country
  • Health Related Fitness* / Rugby* / Tag Rugby
  • Badminton / Minor Games
  • Cricket* Netball*
  • Rounders / Softball
  • Gaelic Football* Handball
  • Fitness Suite* / Snooker
  • Circuit Training
  • Uni-Hoc / Lacrosse
  • Dance / Zumba / Ultimate Frisbee
  • Olympic Weightlifting / Table Tennis

Key stage 4

At key stage 4, alongside compulsory PE, we offer students the opportunity to study Level 2 BTEC Sport, Level 2 Occupational Studies and Level 2 OCN Sport - Personal Fitness Programme Planning

Key stage 5

At key stage 5 we offer students the opportunity to study Level 3 BTEC Sport and PE through our Sixth Form enrichment programme.

Facilities and resources

Our school site provides the following facilities:

  • 1 Astro turf pitch with floodlights
  • Assembly hall
  • 2 Grass football pitches
  • 1 multipurpose Sports Hall
  • 1 Rugby pitch
  • Indoor Cricket Nets
  • 5 Tennis courts
  • Grass games area
  • 400m Athletics track
  • Fitness Suite
  • 2 bay outdoor cricket net system
  • 1 match cricket wicket
  • 1 grass discus bay
  • 1 long jump pit and run-up lane
  • Extensive cross country grounds

Parkhall Integrated College Vision Statement

‘To provide an inclusive, caring learning environment where we all feel valued and respected and are empowered to reach our full potential’