Physical Education

Certificate Physical Education

National Qualifications (Nationals or NQ’s)

This is a two year course beginning in S3. Pupils will get practical experience within a variety of activities including:

  • Basketball
  • Badminton
  • Volleyball
  • Gymnastics
  • Athletics

Performance and the development of performance is the key to success within NQ PE. This is based on practical performance but also on a study of the Factors which Impact on Performance (FIP’s).

Factors are grouped within

  • Physical Factors
  • Emotional Factors
  • Mental Factors
  • Social Factors

Performance is assessed via a special ‘One-off Performance’. Assessments are made by School PE Staff.

Pupils must also complete a portfolio which covers the FIP’s. This must be completed under controlled conditions and within school.
There is no externally marked assessment or examination within NQ PE.

Higher Grade

Utilising school-based facilities and those at Dalziel Park, pupils participate in a range of activities and are expected to improve their skills and techniques within each activity.

The course also contributes to the personal and social development of students. Participation is fundamental to success within the course.
The activities covered in this course include:

  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Badminton

These activities are not prescriptive however and others may also be included depending on the ability and interests of the Higher cohort.

Higher Practical Performance Unit

Practical Performance Units are available at Int. 1, Int. 2, Higher and Advanced Higher levels. Utilising school-based facilities and those at Dalziel Park, pupils participate in a range of activities and are expected to improve their skills and techniques within each activity. The course also contributes to the personal and social development of students. Participation is fundamental to success within the course. The activities covered in this course include:

  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Tennis
  • Fitness
  • Badminton
  • Hockey
  • Cricket

Fitness and Leisure

In addition to all of the above, Senior pupils in S4, 5 and 6 can opt to take a Fitness and Leisure Course. Classes make use of the Crawford Street and Dalziel Park facility and, where possible and practical, local sports centres and facilities such as the Time Capsule and Aquatec.
Fitness is the main focus with as many different types and styles of fitness covered.

Additional Information

Here are a list of web sites which include more information on Physical Education and Sports. All the main sports have their own dedicated websites and well worth accessing for up-to-date information on current issues. The following provide other items of interest.

www.bbc.co.uk/sport


www.skysports.com

All the lastest sports news and results


www.brainmac.co.uk

This is a ‘Sports Coach’ website, which contains lots of links for a wide variety of sports. Fitness is a main feature of this site with training methods and fitness development all covered in detail.


www.bbc.co.uk/learning/subjects/sports_and_fitness.shtml

A link to various sports related web sites, including 'bitesize' revision and 'Course Selector'


www.pedigest.com/index

Various skills practices for many sports, also including information on fitness training etc.

You have to register to use this site but it is absolutely free!


www.bbc.co.uk/education

An excellent web site dedicated to revising Standard Grade Courses


In addition to all of the above 'Youtube' pages include masses of information relating to introductory and international class performance. Many of these include instructional videos which can be used for additional training and skills development or practice.

This is a fantastic resource but must be used properly