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The PE and Home Economics departments come under the Faculty of Health & Wellbeing.  The Faculty Head is Mr MacWhirter.

Physical Education

Welcome to Bo’ness Academy Physical Education Department. The Department consists of Mr MacWhirter, Mr Johnston, Mr Silk, Mr Whittit, Mrs Cavana and Miss McIntyre.

Physical Education allows pupils to engage in a diverse range of challenging learning experiences contributing to their physical, social, emotional and mental development.

The Curriculum

In S1-S3 as part of their Broad General Education pupils will participate in a wide range of physical activities to improve their physical movement skills. They will also learn about how a range of other factors, such as co-operating, communicating, diet, mental and emotional factors impact their overall health and wellbeing.

In S4-S5 Core PE pupils will be given the opportunity to further enhance their physical movement skills in activities of their choice.

If pupils choose PE as a Certificated subject at either National 4/5 or Higher level they will explore and develop their performance in more detail. These courses offer the opportunity for personalisation and choice as pupils can choose which activities they want to specialise in, they will then evaluate their performance, identifying areas for improvement and creating programmes to improve their performance. 

Pupils can either choose a Creative and Aesthetic or a Traditional PE pathway in the Senior Phase.



Departmental Aims

In Physical Education we aspire to fulfil the following aims for all pupils:

• Develop their knowledge and understanding of human movement by engaging in a range of physical activities. • Improve their physical performance. • Develop social skills and promote acceptable standards of behaviour and positive attitudes to others. These life skills are also transferable to all other areas of the curriculum.