Physical Education

The department comprises of four male and four female staff, all of whom are dedicated to encouraging participation and developing excellence.

The four strands

At present there are four strands to physical activity at Fettes: Games, Activities, the Elite Athlete Programme and Physical Education.

Unbeatable facilities

In the Third Form, the PE programme offers an enviable breadth and depth; the college is fortunate enough to have the facilities to offer all six components of the National Curriculum (key stages 3 and 4).

Contemporary issues in sport

In addition to core PE, Third Form pupils can also select an academic PE programme which introduces them to contemporary issues in sport.

A popular choice

GCSE PE (AQA GCSE specification) is a popular choice, with 35 pupils studying it this year. The pupils vary in their sporting interests and performance level but they all share the common goal of wanting to achieve the best possible grade in the subject

A level PE

The College also offers the pupils the chance to study PE at A level (AQA AS Level specification as well as A Level specification). The A level course is very demanding; challenging pupils to develop a high level of understanding of applied physiology, biomechanics, psychology, sociology and the acquisition of skills.

Technological advances

The department are constantly investigating technological advances in the analysis and this year we have increased our access to DARTFISH Team Pro 5 (Video Analysis Software) as part of our evolving eTEACHING programme, allowing both coaches and pupils to teach and learn using video analysis.