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.
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Entry is at the discretion of the school or college but you would normally have achieved:
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. You will learn how to reflect on and develop your performance.
The course comprises two areas of study.
Physical Education: Performance Skills
Physical Education: Factors Impacting on Performance
The course assessment has two components totalling 120 marks:
The portfolio component will be set and externally marked by SQA.
The performance component is internally marked by your school or college. It will be externally verified by SQA.
The grade awarded is based on the total marks achieved across all course assessment components.
The course assessment is graded A-D.
If you complete the course successfully, it may lead to:
Further study, training or employment in: