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Higher Physical Education

The course consists of two areas of study:

Factors impacting on performance

Pupils develop knowledge and understanding of mental, emotional, social and physical factors that impact on personal performance in physical activities.  Through collecting information, candidates consider how these factors can influence effectiveness in performance.  They develop knowledge and understanding of a range of approaches for enhancing performance.  Candidates select and apply these approaches to factors that impact on their personal performance.

Pupils create and implement Personal Development Plans (PDPs), modify these, and justify decisions relating to future personal development needs.

Performance

Pupils develop their ability to demonstrate a broad and comprehensive range of complex movement and performance skills through a range of physical activities.  They select, demonstrate, apply and adapt these skills, and use them to make informed decisions.  They also develop their knowledge and understanding of how these skills combine to produce effective outcomes.

Pupils develop consistency, precision, control and fluency of movement.  They also learn how to respond to, and meet, the demands of performance in a safe and effective way.

Structure of the Course assessment

The question paper has a total mark allocation of 50 marks.  Pupils have 2 hours 30 minutes to complete the question paper.  This is 50% of the overall marks for the course assessment.

The performance assesses pupils' ability to perform in two different physical activities.  The performance has 60 marks allocated.  This is scaled by SQA to represent 50% of the overall marks for course assessment.  Each single performance event is marked out of 30.

Study support

Additional support is available every Thursday lunchtime in the LRC with Mr Kinross or Mrs Tramontanas at 12:55pm.

Course resources

Badminton Learner Workbook

Football / Rugby Learner Workbook

Volleyball Learner Workbook