Core PEFrom S1-S3 at Gillespie’s, our aim is to promote active participation and enjoyment in physical activity and sport through our Broad General Education. All of our core activities are linked to our Active Schools programme and external sports clubs.

 Although we only assess practical performance throughout S1 and S2, the pupils also develop important life skills through cooperating, competing and evaluating theirs and others work in a friendly and inclusive environment. Pupils will also have the opportunity to choose between certain activities.

In S1 the activities covered are:


Hockey or Shinty




Table Tennis or Tennis

In S2 the activities covered are:

Netball or Volleyball

Badminton or Tennis

Water Polo





S3 Core PE is different in that pupils have a choice of courses that cater to their interests. The range of courses are dependant on facilities available and timetabling. An example is given below:


S3 Core Courses 1 S3 Core Courses 2