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PE Department

The PE department at Coleraine College aims to offer every pupil the opportunity to partake in a wide variety of sports, to increase fitness levels and create a lifelong enjoyment of keeping active.  By encouraging a passion to stay active through sport we aim to develop pupil’s physical and mental health and wellbeing, enabling them to develop confidence, resilience, problem solving and ability to make decisions to become positive contributors to society.  Alongside this we give talented pupils the opportunity to compete against other schools developing their teamwork skills.



We are always looking at new ways to engage our pupils and have secured outside coaches to help develop our pupils further, namely in rugby, cheerleading, table tennis and handball.

KS4 GCSE PE/CCEA Occupational Studies

At KS4 we offer pupils the opportunity to study sport at both GCSE and Occupational studies level. 

GCSE PE – OCR National Certificate Sport Studies

At present the pupils study 4 units over the course of 2 years

Year 1 – Participation in Sport, Contemporary Issues in Sport (exam)
Year 2 – Sport and Media, Sports Leadership

Pupils have a mixture of theory and practical lessons with the view to improve their understanding of sports performance and analysis of performance. 

*A new course will be introduced in Sept 2022 (current year 10’s) Information will be made available to pupils and parents before choices need to be made

For CCEA Occupational Sport Studies L1/2 gives pupils the opportunity to study:

Year 1 – Running a Leisure Event
Year 2 – Sports Leadership

This course is comprised of portfolio of evidence which looks at planning, Health and Safety and careers within the sport sector.  Practical assessment is carried out at the end to allow pupils to apply the knowledge gained in the theory in a practical setting. 

Extra-curricular programme

We have a very vibrant extra-curricular programme throughout the year
Autumn term:
  • Boys football
  • Girls Netball
  • Girls Hockey
  • Winter term:
  • Boys football
  • Boys rugby
  • Girls Netball
  • Girls Hockey
  • Cheerleading
Spring term:
  • Cheerleading
  • Badminton
  • Boys rugby
Summer term:
  • Athletics
  • Short Tennis
  • Quik Cricket

Department Success

As a department we enter and compete in many local leagues, tournaments and competitions These include:
  • Coleraine & District Netball, Hockey and Football leagues
  • Coleraine & District Football tournaments
  • NEBSSA Netball & Athletics competitions
  • NEBSSA rounder’s tournament
  • Bishops Year 9 Athletics competition
  • N.I Cheerleading Championships

Wall of Fame

Many of our past pupils have gone on to represent their country in their respective sports.  These include; Lewis Tosh (U18 NI Boys football, Coleraine Football club), Chloe McCarron (Senior NI girls football) Shania Watton (NI Cheerleading coach) 

Social Media

With over 1,000 followers our PE Instagram page keeps our pupils and parents up to date with all the latest that is going on in the department.  Not only will you see schools sporting success, fixtures and curriculum activities, but we also love to celebrate our pupils’ many sporting accolades outside school, and encourage pupils and parents to send us in photos and excerpts on their sporting club or individual success.
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