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Physical Education

 

Course Level:  National 4

This course combines practical and theoretical aspects of Physical Education. Students will develop and refine skills, fitness and tactical awareness. This will be done through a range of activities.

The Course has two mandatory Units and an Added Value Unit. Learners must pass all three units to achieve a course award:

Performance Skills

The general aim of this Unit is to provide learners with the opportunity to develop a range of movement and performance skills in physical activities, in straightforward contexts. They will also learn how to respond to and meet the physical demands of performance in a safe and effective way.

Factors Impacting on Performance

The general aim of this Unit is to provide learners with the opportunity to explore and develop their knowledge of factors that impact on personal performance in physical activities. Learners will record, monitor and reflect on their own performance.

Added Value Unit Physical Education: Performance

Learners who complete this Unit will be able to prepare for and carry out a performance in a physical activity. This is internally assessed (pass/fail) but not graded.

Course Level:  National 5

   

This course combines practical and theoretical aspects of Physical Education. Students will develop and refine skills & techniques, physical, skill and mental aspects of fitness and structure, strategic and tactical awareness. This will be done through a range of different activities and approaches.

 

The Course has two mandatory Units:

 

Performance Skills

The general aim of this Unit is to develop learners’ ability to perform in physical activities by enabling them to acquire a comprehensive range of movement and performance skills. Learners will develop consistency in their control and fluency during movement.

 Factors Impacting on Performance

The general aim of this Unit is to develop learners’ knowledge and understanding of the factors that impact on performance in physical activities. Learners will consider the effects of mental, emotional, social and physical factors on performance, and will develop an understanding of how to plan for, monitor, record and evaluate the process of personal performance.

 Added Value: Performance and Portfolio

The added value aspect of this course is integrated within the above two units. It is internally assessed and graded (A-D) and subject to external verification.

 

Further information can be obtained from:

National 4 PE:  http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/47394.html

National 5 PE: http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/47399.html