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S3 PE - Health and Wellbeing



Learning in Health and Wellbeing ensures that children and young people develop the knowledge and understanding, skills, capabilities and attributes which they need for mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing now and in the future.


Learning through health and wellbeing enable children and young people to:



S3 Curriculum Course Outline



Will enable pupils to practice and develop skills, understand and apply structures and strategies, understand the principles that underline fitness development. Will enable pupils to develop in leadership situations and experience different roles in organising physical activity.


The S3 course will be split into four sections:



Section 1 Fitness Development Block



The main elemnts of the Fitness block will be to understand the principles that underline the development of fitness. These will fall into three broad areas of understanding and assessment.



Performance

Focus will be on conditioning work in class to allow maximum participation in activity.

Understanding

Methods of training, principles of training

Goal setting

Understanding of how to test/monitor fitness levels

Understanding of health issues in Scotland

Evaluating and Appreciating

Identify strengths and weaknesses

Create individual training programmes- monitor progress, evaluate effectiveness.



Prior learning will be through Health and Walling blocks in S1/S2.

Possible cross curricular links Biology, Home Economics and PSE.



Section 2: Skill Development Block


The main outcome in The Skill Development block will be to demonstrate a range of basic performance in two activities. Skills should be performed with fluency, control good technique, correct tactics and decision making. These will fall into three broad areas of understanding and assessment.



Performance

Focus will be on skill development, but, with plenty opportunity to practice skills in game/ performance situations.

Understanding

Knowledge of sub- routines in various skills

Methods of practice

Principles of practice

Goal – setting 

Evaluating and Appreciating

Observing self/peer performance and report on findings

Positive feedback

Identify and act on areas for improvement

Monitor and evaluate progress.



Prior learning will be through activity blocks in CfE in S1/S2



Possible cross curricular links - Science 



Section 3: Sport Education Block


Throughout this block pupils will develop performance in a third activity as well as develop skills for life and skills for work. Sport Education allows the development of performance I a team game and leadership qualities. These will fall into three broad areas of understanding and assessment.



Performance

Focus will be on performance in one activity. Developing skill and application of tactics. This will be developed through team games

Understanding

Opportunity for pupils to organise sessions and lead groups

Scoring systems

Consideration of organisational issues when planning/ delivering sessions.

Develop social skills cooperation communication

Understanding and developing of leadership skills.

Evaluating and Appreciating

Self and peer assessment of leadership situations

Positive feedback

Identify strengths and areas for improvement



Prior learning


Will be through activity blocks in CfE in S1/S2 and Health and Wellbeing blocks in S1/S2.



Possible cross curricular links


Leadership skills and teamwork.



Homework


Regular homework is expected of S3 pupils. Homework checks will be built into the course. In addition to this pupils will be working on completing any task not finished in class.



Progression


Pupils who complete the S3 CfE PE course may progress to National 4 or National 5 or Sports Leader Programme.

 

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S4/5/6 Physical Education

 

 

Physical Education: Higher

 

This is a One Year Academic Course for students who wish to continue their study at an increasingly theoretical level.

 

The development of performance is the prime focus of the Higher Course in Physical Education.  Practical experiential learning provides the opportunity to develop high standards of performance and the underpinning knowledge and understanding required for this development.

 

The Physical Education Course has three broad and inter-related aims :



ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

 

Students are expected to have studied Physical Education in S3/S4 at Standard Grade achieving Grade 1 or 2 - with credit being achieved in knowledge and understanding.

 

Credit English is desirable.

 

An Intermediate 2 course award in Physical Education or its sectional units.

 

Other experience of Physical Education, including personal practical knowledge which has not been examined.




COURSE CONTENTS


The course lasts for 160 hours.

There are two KEY AREAS:

The Higher Physical Education Course design enables the two mandatory Units:

 

PERFORMANCE

           

Each Student is required to develop his/her performance within a minimum of two activities.

 

The Student should show that:

 

 

Three activities offered this session will be from the four listed:

1. BASKETBALL

2. HOCKEY

3. BADMINTON

4. VOLLEYBALL



ANALYSIS AND DEVELOPMENT  OF PERFORMANCE

 

Students are required to observe and reflect upon their performance and then consider and apply the key concepts which can inform practice that has the potential to bring about improvements to their performance.

 

Analysis and Development of Performance is sub-divided into four areas.

1. Appreciation of Action

2. Preparation of the Body

3. Skills and Techniques

4. Structures and Strategies

 

 

Students will be involved in an Advanced Study of Performance and will be required to apply a detailed knowledge to enable them to analyse and improve their own performance and that of others.  This will be studied in three main areas.

 

MAJOR

MINOR

1

Basketball

Structure and Strategies

Preparation of the Body

2

Hockey

Skills and Techniques

Structure and Strategies

3

Badminton

Skills and Techniques     

Preparation of the Body

 

 

ASSESSMENT FOR CERTIFICATION

 

To gain a COURSE AWARD the student must pass the UNITS  as well as the COURSE ASSESSMENT.

 

 

 

INTERNAL ASSESSMENT

 

The student must achieve all the component units of the course i.e.

Practical Performance

Analysis and Development  of Performance

 

 

EXTERNAL ASSESSMENT

 

PERFORMANCE

Weighting 40% of the Final Mark.

This will be assessed INTERNALLY in two of the activities undertaken for the dual purpose of determining the Unit achievement (Pass/ Fail) and for a mark to contribute to the Course assessment.

 

External moderation will take place each year. 

 

Performance in each of the Student’s best two activities is marked out of 20, with a total possible mark out of 40 being submitted to SQA to contribute to the Course assessment.

 

It is possible that students may pass this unit  at one level above.

ANALYSIS and DEVELOPMENT OF PERFORMANCE   

Weighting 60% of the Final Mark.

This will be assessed by means of an External Written Examination.

 

The Question Paper has a mark allocation of 60 and a time allocation of 2 hours  and 30 minutes.  The question paper will be arranged in Four Sections each corresponding to an Area of Analysis.  The Students will answer three questions in total, each chosen from a different section.  Within each section there are 2 Questions.  Each question will be worth 20 marks.



PROGRESSION

 

 


 

Physical Education: Intermediate 2

 

This is a One Year Academic Course for students who wish to continue their study at an increasingly theoretical level. 

 

The development of performance is the prime focus of the Intermediate 2 Course in Physical Education.  Practical experiential learning provides the opportunity to develop high standards of practical performance, the knowledge and understanding required to develop critical thinking, imaginative qualities to understand performance, and the ways in which it can be developed.

 

The Physical Education Course has three broad and inter-related aims :

 

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

 

Students are expected to have studied Physical Education in S3/S4 at Standard Grade achieving Grade 3 - with general being achieved in Knowledge and Understanding.

 

Credit English is desirable.

 

An Intermediate 1 course award in Physical Education or its sectional units.

 

Other experience of Physical Education, including personal practical knowledge which has not been examined.

 

 

COURSE CONTENTS

 

The Intermediate 2 Physical Education Course design enables the two mandatory Units

 


PERFORMANCE           

Each Student is required to develop his/her performance within a minimum of two activities.

 

The Student should show that:

 

Three activities offered this session will be from the four listed:

 

1. BASKETBALL

2. HOCKEY

3. BADMINTON

4. VOLLEYBALL



ANALYSIS AND DEVELOPMENT  OF PERFORMANCE

 

Students are required to observe and reflect upon their performance and then consider and apply the key concepts which can inform practice that has the potential to bring about improvements to their performance.

 

Analysis and Development of Performance is sub-divided into four areas.

1. Appreciation of Action

2. Preparation of the Body

3. Skills and Techniques

4. Structures and Strategies

 

Students will be involved in an Advanced Study of Performance and will be required to apply a detailed knowledge to enable them to analyse and improve their own performance and that of others.  This will be studied in three main areas.

 

MAJOR

MINOR

1

Basketball

Structure and Strategies

Preparation of the Body

2

Hockey

Skills and Techniques

Structure and Strategies

3

Badminton

Skills and Techniques     

Preparation of the Body

 

 



ASSESSMENT FOR CERTIFICATION

To gain a COURSE AWARD the student must pass the UNITS  as well as the COURSE ASSESSMENT.



INTERNAL ASSESSMENT

 

The student must achieve all the component units of the course i.e.

Practical Performance

Analysis and Development  of Performance



EXTERNAL ASSESSMENT

PERFORMANCE

Weighting 50% of the Final Mark.

 

This will be assessed INTERNALLY in two of the activities undertaken for the dual purpose of determining the Unit achievement (Pass/ Fail) and for a mark to contribute to the Course assessment. 

 

 

External moderation will take place each year. 

 

Performance in each of the Student’s best two activities is marked out of 20, with a total possible mark out of 40 being submitted to SQA to contribute to the Course assessment.

 

It is possible that students may pass this unit  at one level above.

 

ANALYSIS and DEVELOPMENT OF PERFORMANCE   

 

Weighting 50% of the Final Mark.

 

This will be assessed by means of an External Written Examination.

 

The Question Paper has a mark allocation of 60 and a time allocation of 2 hours.   The question paper will be arranged in Four Sections each corresponding to an Area of Analysis.  The Students will answer three questions in total, each chosen from a different section.  Within each section there are 2 Questions.  Each question will be worth 20 marks.



PROGRESSION

 

 


 

Sports Leader

 

Purpose

 

The aim of this course is to develop leadership skills in young people through community sport.  The course is a combination of vocational course work, SQA Performance units (Intermediate 2/Higher) and nationally recognised coaching awards.

 

 

Recommended Entry

 

While entry is at the discretion of the centre, students would normally be interested in pursuing a career in the Sports and Leisure industry.

 

 

Course Detail

 

On successful completion of this course, students will receive the following qualifications:

 

 

This award will involve the student taking part in voluntary coaching hours, which are generally completed on an individual basis and outwith school.

 


 

Core Physical Education

 

 

All Fifth and Sixth Year Students have one period of Physical Education.

A choice of activities is available.