Learning through Physical Education enables children and young people to establish a pattern of health and wellbeing which will be sustained into adult life. It is important and beneficial to participate in PE which is why the Scottish government has decided that every S1-6 pupil in school should be entitled to at least 2 hours of quality core PE a week, so enjoy!
Courses and Qualifications
S1-3 The Broad General Education
As part of a broad general education (BGE) in S1-3, we aim to offer pupils a wide range of enjoyable activities that may include Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Fitness, Football, Gymnastics, Hockey and Social Dance. For pupils who have a particular interest or aptitude in P.E there is an elective S3 Leadership course option.
The National 4/5 Curriculum
Physical Education. Through this specialist course you will demonstrate, develop and improve your practical performance skills in physical activities. Here at Forres Academy, we offer 4 practical activities to deliver the units within the course – Athletics, Badminton, Basketball and Gymnastics.
Sport and Recreation. This Skills for Work Course is designed to provide opportunities for pupils to develop and enhance their skills and attitudes ready for employability. A key feature of this course is the emphasis on experiential learning. This means learning through practical experiences and learning by reflecting on these experiences. It is particularly geared towards pupils who want to further their leadership and organisation skills with a view to entering the sport and leisure industry.
S5/6 Curriculum Options
Higher Physical Education. On this course candidates have the opportunity to study Physical Education at a challenging level and to develop critical and imaginative practice in order to achieve an understanding of performance development in Badminton, Basketball and Swimming.
Community Sports Leader Award (CSLA). The SCQF Level 5 Award in Community Sports Leadership is a nationally recognised qualification. It is a fun and practical qualification suited to pupils who have a keen interest in developing and enhancing their leadership skills. The primary aim of the Community Sports Leaders Award is to produce responsible, motivated and confident individuals who can lead safe, purposeful and enjoyable activities alongside developing key leadership skills that can be transferred into a variety of different settings.
There are also opportunities for pupils to get involved in Extra-Curricular activities at Forres Academy. Currently we have the following clubs running:
Monday, 3:30pm-4:30pm is Girls Football (S1-6)
Tuesday, 3:30pm-4:30pm is Activ8 (P6-S2)
Wednesday, 3:30pm-5pm is Girls Netball (S1-6)