Physical Education

National 4/5

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.