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Physical Edcuation

National 4/5 Physical Education 

This qualification allows pupils to learn about their own performance and how it can be improved. Pupils will develop their movement and performance skills in a range of physical activities including invasion games, aesthetic activities, net games and swimming whilst learning about the factors that impact on your performance. The aims of this Course are to enable learners to:

  • develop the ability to safely perform a comprehensive range of movement and performance skills
  • understand factors that impact on personal performance in physical activities
  • build capacity to perform effectively
  • develop approaches to enhance personal performance
  • monitor record and evaluate performance development

Pupils will be required to complete two units including the Factors Impacting Performance Unit and Performance Skills. They will be assessed through a one-off performance as well their ability and knowledge to carry out their own training programme (Portfolio).

 The Course will continue on from what pupils know from their broad general education in PE and encourages a positive attitude towards healthy lifestyles, and the contribution that physical activity makes to this.

National 4/5 Sport and Recreation 

This qualification is suitable for those pupils who want to develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes needed for work in the industry. The Course content covers the main practical activities involved in carrying out a support role in a sport and recreation environment — assisting with planning, setting up and delivering activity sessions; assisting with setting up, dismantling and checking equipment and resources; assisting with accident and emergency procedures; dealing effectively and courteously with customers/users, staff and others; helping to plan and review a personal training programmes, establishing good practice in setting and reviewing personal goals as well as understanding Health and Safety legislation.

This is a practical subject where assessments will be carried out through scenario style set-ups or organised placements with primary schools and outside agencies. Pupils will be required to pass all outcomes to gain the qualification.

Higher – Course Overview 

Higher Physical Education is a performance development driven course that has been designed to explore the impact that the four factors – Mental, Emotional, Social and Physical – have on performance across different activities.

The course consists of two units: Performance skills and Factors impacting on performance.

Throughout the Higher course pupils will work on developing their understanding of both the Performance skills unit and the Factors impacting on performance unit. They will complete asks within the units both independently and in groups. This may require pupils to research facts, develop their own personalised programme or make a presentation to the rest of their class.

Pupils must pass all unit assessments in order to be presented for full course assessment. 

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