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Higher Physical Education (Course Code: C856 76)

SCQF Level 6 (24 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?

Entry is at the discretion of the school or college but you would normally have achieved:

What will I study?

The course consists of two areas of study.

Factors impacting on performance

You will:

Performance

You will:

How will I be assessed?

The course assessment has two components totalling 110 marks:

For the performance component, you will be assessed on your ability to perform two different physical activities.

The performance component will be internally marked by your school or college, and is set by and externally verified by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).

The question paper will be set and externally marked by SQA.

The grade awarded is based on the total marks achieved across course assessment.

The course assessment is graded A-D.

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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):

Nationals in a Nutshell - Physical Education (Higher)