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:
The course consists of two areas of study.
Factors impacting on performance
The course assessment has two components totalling 80 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.
If you complete the course successfully, it may lead to:
Further study, training or employment in:
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):