National 4 / 5 / Higher P.E.

HIGHER PHYSICAL EDUCATION

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Students should have passed National 5 PE at a minimum A pass and should be sitting English at National 5 or Higher.

This course is suitable for students who have an interest and enthusiasm for developing their physical and performance skills, and who want to pursue a career in Physical education or to broaden their learning experience.

This is a very demanding course and students need to be flexible with activity choice.  There is a high expectation that students bring a full change of PE kit every lesson and are committed to Physical activity. (This will include Swimming)

Students should be part of a team or club outside of school or attending an extra-curricular sports club in school. Pupils need to be competent in at least two practical activities at Higher level.

Entrance to Higher PE will be based on a wide range factors. Practical ability, effort, behaviour, previous written evidence, level of English, last year’s homework and prelims, attitude, maturity, attendance, injuries and kit history.

Pupils should be scoring 35+ in their one off performance in National 5 and show clear signs of a 35+ mark in another activity to be considered for Higher PE.

COURSE OUTLINE

Course Assessments

Performance: 60 marks one off performance (Internally assessed)

Exam           : 40 marks (1hr 30mins) (Externally marked)

Units

  • Factors Impacting on Performance

(All units are internally assessed.  This will be on a pass/fail basis)

  • Performance Skills (Pass two activities)

COURSE ASSESSMENT

Exam (40 marks) + Performance (60 marks) = 100

Career/Employment Opportunities

This course and qualification could lead to

·         NQ Sport and Fitness

·         HNC/HND Fitness Health and Exercise

·         HNC/HND Sports coaching and Development of Sport

·         NQ/NND Professional Stage Dance

·         NQs in instructing Exercise and Fitness, Exercise with Music

·         PE teacher

 

 

 

NATIONAL 5 PHYSICAL EDUCATION

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

This Course is suitable for all students who have an interest and have an enthusiasm for developing their physical and performance skills, either to pursue study and career options related to physical education or to broaden their learning experience.  Students can continue their study in S5/6 with National 5/Higher Physical Education.

Students should have achieved a Pass at National 4 level, or achieved Level 4 Secure in the majority of their Movement Skills Outcomes.

This is a very demanding course and students need to be flexible with activity choice.  There is a high expectation that students bring a full change of PE kit every lesson and are committed to Physical activity. (This will include Swimming)

Students should be part of a team or club outside of school or attending an extra-curricular sports club in school. Pupils need to be competent in at least two practical activities at National 5 level.

Entrance to Higher PE will be based on a wide range factors. Practical ability, effort, behaviour, previous written evidence, level of English (Nat 5), last year’s homework and prelims, attitude, maturity, attendance, injuries and kit history.

Pupils should have demonstrated clear evidence during the previous year of a National 5 practical performance in two or more activities.

COURSE OUTLINE

Course Assessments

  • Performance: 60 marks (two one off performances – Internal assessment)
  • Portfolio : 60 marks (Externally assessed)

The portfolio has three sections:

Section 1:

Understanding factors that impact on performance

In this section, the candidate must explain the impact of mental, emotional, social and physical factors on performance.

Section 2:

Planning, developing and implementing approaches to enhance personal performance. In this section, the candidate must select two of the factors from section 1 and one activity in which to demonstrate personal performance development. The Candidate will gather data on their performance and identify areas for development. The candidate will be required to plan and complete a Personal Development Programme, justifying decisions they made and describing the approaches selected to develop their performance.

Section 3:

Monitoring, recording and evaluating performance development.

In this section, the candidate will show how they have used information from monitoring and recording to evaluate their performance development and make decisions on their future development needs.

Portfolio worth 60 marks

One off performance worth 60 marks

Total= 120 marks

Career/Employment Opportunities

This course and qualification could lead to

·         NQ Sport and Fitness

·         HNC/HND Fitness Health and Exercise

·         HNC/HND Sports coaching and Development of Sport

·         NQ/NND Professional Stage Dance

·         NQs in instructing Exercise and Fitness, Exercise with Music

·         PE teacher

 

 

NATIONAL 4 PHYSICAL EDUCATION

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Students should have achieved Level 4 Secure or Consolidating in most Experiences and Outcomes at National 3.

This is a very physically demanding course and students need to be flexible with activity choice.  There is a high expectation that students bring a full change of PE kit every lesson and are committed to physical activity. (This includes Swimming)

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Physical Education: Factors Impacting on Performance

(Internally assessed pass/fail)

Outcome 1:  Demonstrate knowledge of factors that impact on personal performance in physical activities.

Outcome 2:  Develop personal performance in physical activities.

Outcome 3:  Review the performance development process.

  • Physical Education: Performance Skills in two activities (Internally assessed)

Demonstrate a range of movement and performance skills in physical activities.

The task is for students to demonstrate in two physical activities a range of performance and movements skills and provide evidence of their ability to select, use, demonstrate and adapt these skills.  Students must also demonstrate the ability to respond to and meet the physical demands of the performance in a safe and effective way.

  • Added Value Unit Physical Education: Performance (PASS/FAIL)

COURSE ASSESSMENT

All units are internally assessed.  This will be on a pass/fail basis

Career/Employment Opportunities

This course and qualification could lead to

·         NQ Sport and Fitness

·         HNC/HND Fitness Health and Exercise

·         HNC/HND Sports coaching and Development of Sport

·         NQ/NND Professional Stage Dance

·         NQs in instructing Exercise and Fitness, Exercise with Music

·         PE teacher

 

 

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