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St.Patrick's High School Keady


Physical Education in St. Patrick’s is organised into a Boys’ and a Girls’ Department. The departments work closely together and combine for teaching exam level PE at GCSE and Sixth Form.

Mr S Mc Geary (Head of Boys’ PE)
Mr T Mc Carron                                             

Mrs O Fox (Head of Girls’ PE)
Mrs C Scullin
Ms C Malone

Department Vision

In St. Patrick’s it is our vision that all pupils will experience meaningful, enjoyable physical activity that will help sustain a lifelong involvement. We aim to do this by combining cognitive thinking skills and physical movement, through a variety of sporting, physical and classroom contexts.

We see Physical literacy as one component of physical education, many other facets of the subject are addressed, such as knowledge and understanding of anatomical and physiological structure and function, the ability to; develop skills, make and apply decisions, develop physical and mental capacity to succeed, evaluate and improve performance, and most importantly promote and understand the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle.

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 4

Exam Level Physical Education

GCSE Physical Education

60% controlled assessment

40% exam based

Links to CCEA website


Student Guide to controlled assessment in PE


BTEC Edexcel Level 3 Advanced Subsidiary Diploma in Sport

100% Assignment based.

Units studied in Year 13

1) The Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport

2) The Physiology of Fitness

3) Assessing Risk in Sport 

BTEC  Subsidiary Diploma in sport  Units studied in Year 14

Nutrition Unit 11

Sports Coaching Unit 5

Work Experience Unit 26

Year 13 BTEC

Unit 7 – Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise

Girls PE Uniform


Boys PE Uniform


Extra Curricular Opportunities

Gaelic Football, Camogie, Hurling, Handball, Golf, Athletics, Dance, Cross Country, Netball, Outdoor Pursuits, Skiing, Tug of War, Swimming and Health related fitness training.

Dept News.

International Women in Sport

Sinead Bowls them over at Sports Awards!

Connor is Irish Champion

Camogie All-Star Awards

Year 9 Football

Good luck Niamh

House Competitions

International Road Race

Year 10 Boy's Outdoor Pursuits Trip to Shannaghmore

Ulster School Gala - Year 9 pupils make a big splash