Subject Information - Physical Education

National 4/5

Head of Department: Mr Alan Campbell

Course Progression: Physical Education

Physical Education National 5

This is a two year co-educational course. During the course you will experience in-depth study of the following areas or components: Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Gymnastics, Hockey, Swimming. During the course you will develop your skills as a performer as well as learn how to analyse and develop your performance through the cycle of analysis.

Pupils will complete an internal portfolio (externally marked by the SQA) assessing their knowledge of the factors impacting on performance. Factors include:

  • Mental
  • Emotional
  • Social
  • Physical

Pupils will also be assessed through two practical performances in an activity of their choice.

Extra curricular activities

The following sports based clubs are currently being run within the school:

Air Rifle Club Angling Athletics Badminton
Basketball Boat Club Cricket Cross Country
Curling Fencing Football Golf
Hill Walking Hockey - Boys Hockey - Girls Netball
Rowing Rugby Sailing Squash
Swimming Table Tennis Tennis Weight Training

 

Higher

Head of Department: Mr Alan Campbell 

Course Progression: Physical Education

Physical Education Higher

This is a one year co-educational course that articulates to the National 5 course. During the course you will experience in-depth study of the following areas or components: Badminton, Basketball, Hockey and Swimming. During the course you will develop your skills as a performer as well as learn how to analyse and develop your performance through the cycle of analysis.

Assessment
Assessment is continuous through learning outcomes. Pupils will have a 'one-off' practical performance in an activity of their choice. There will be a written exam (externally marked by the SQA) assessing their knowledge of the factors impacting on performance. Factors include:

  • Mental
  • Emotional
  • Social
  • Physical

Extra curricular activities

The following sports based clubs are currently being run within the school:

Air Rifle Club Angling Athletics Badminton
Basketball Boat Club Cricket Cross Country
Curling Fencing Football Golf
Hill Walking Hockey - Boys Hockey - Girls Netball
Rowing Rugby Sailing Squash
Swimming Table Tennis Tennis Weight Training

 

Advanced Higher

Head of Department: Mr Alan Campbell 

Course Progression: Physical Education

Physical Education Advanced Higher

This is a one year co-educational course that articulates to the Higher course. The prime focus of the course is the development of performance and you will complete a full and carefully planned cycle of performance analysis, research and development.

Assessment
Assessment is continuous with pupils having to pass learning outcomes as well as their final course assessment. For the course assessment, Pupils complete a Research and Development of a Performance project that is written up in the form of a project report. In addition to this, practical performance assessment is based on performance in one activity.

Extra curricular activities

The following sports based clubs are currently being run within the school:

Air Rifle Club Angling Athletics Badminton
Basketball Boat Club Cricket Cross Country
Curling Fencing Football Golf
Hill Walking Hockey - Boys Hockey - Girls Netball
Rowing Rugby Sailing Squash
Swimming Table Tennis Tennis Weight Training

 

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