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National 3 Physical Education (Course Code: C756 73)

SCQF Level 3 (18 SCQF credit points)

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Why study Physical Education?

Physical Education gives you the opportunity to develop sports performance skills in physical activities. You will develop your movement ability by taking part in team games and solo activities. You will learn about the link between fitness and good health. It is particularly suitable for those who love physical activity and enjoy learning in practical ways.

What do I need to get in?

The school or college will decide on the entry requirements for the course. You would normally have achieved:

What will I study?

Physical Education is a practical subject that develops your physical movement and performance skills. You may experience a range of activities such as indoor and outdoor team games, racquet sports, fitness related activities, athletics and swimming. And, you will learn about the factors that affect performance and ways to develop your personal performance.

The course has two compulsory units.

Physical Education: Performance Skills (9 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Physical Education: Factors Impacting on Performance (9 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

How will I be assessed?

Your work will be assessed by your teacher or tutor on an ongoing basis throughout the course. Items of work might include:

You must pass both units to get the qualification.

What can I go on to next?

If you complete the course successfully, it may lead to:

Further study, training or employment in:

Which jobs are related to this subject?

Where can my parents find out more?

Your school will give your parents an Options or Choices information booklet, which has detailed information on the curriculum and the individual subjects or courses you can study. It will also invite them along to a Parents’ Information Evening.

They can also read the information leaflet(s):

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