PE - SENIOR PHASE

Senior Phase - National 4

 

The main aims of the Course are to enable the learner to:

 

  • develop the ability to safely perform a range of movement and performance skills in straightforward contexts

 

  • develop and demonstrate knowledge of factors impacting on performance

 

  • develop approaches to enhance personal performance

 

  • monitor, record and reflect on performance development

 

Unit assessment

All Units are internally assessed by the PE staff against the requirements developed by SQA. They can be assessed on a Unit-by-Unit basis or by combined assessment.

They will be assessed on a pass/fail basis within centres.

 

The assessment of the Units in this Course will be as follows:

 

Physical Education: Performance Skills

The learner will be required to demonstrate movement and performance skills in straightforward contexts. They will demonstrate some consistency in control and fluency of movement and appropriate use of body and spatial awareness. They must also provide evidence of how to respond to and meet the physical demands of performance in a safe and effective way. These will be demonstrated through Volleyball, Basketball, Badminton, Table Tennis, Football/Netball within school but pupils could arrange to be assessed by staff in other activities.

 

Physical Education: Factors Impacting on Performance

The learner will be required to demonstrate knowledge of factors that impact on performance in physical activities. This will be completed in a written format in classroom situations.

 

Added Value Unit

This is where the pupil will take part in an activity of their choice and participate in a one off performance.

Senior Phase - National 5

 

The main aims of the Course are to enable the learner to:

 

  • develop the ability to safely perform a comprehensive range of movement and performance skills

 

  • understand factors that impact on personal performance in physical activities

 

  • build capacity to perform effectively

 

  • develop approaches to enhance personal performance

 

  • monitor, record and evaluate performance development

 

The Course has two mandatory Units:

 

Physical Education: Performance Skills (National 5)

The general aim of this Unit is to develop learners’ ability to perform in physical activities by enabling them to acquire a comprehensive range of movement and performance skills. They will learn how to select, use, demonstrate and adapt these skills. Learners will develop consistency in their control and fluency during movement to enable them to meet the physical demands of performance in a safe and effective way.

 

Physical Education: Factors Impacting on Performance (National 5)

The general aim of this Unit is to develop learners’ knowledge and understanding of the factors that impact on performance in physical activities. Learners will consider the effects of mental, emotional, social and physical factors on performance, and will develop an understanding of how to plan for, monitor, record and evaluate the process of personal performance.

 

Skills, knowledge and understanding

 

This covers:

  • demonstrating a comprehensive range of movement and performance skills safely

  • understanding factors that impact on performance

  • planning, developing and implementing approaches to enhance personal performance

  • monitoring, recording and evaluating performance development

  • decision-making and problem-solving in performance contexts

  • organisational skills in preparing for, and during, physical activities

 

Physical Education: Performance Skills (National 5)

In this Unit, the learner will be required to demonstrate their ability to perform at National 5 in at least 2 physical activities. They need to show control and fluency in each activity. The activities on offer in Kyle are Volleyball, Basketball, Badminton, Table Tennis, Football and Netball. All of these activities are on offer as extra-curricular clubs.

 

Physical Education: Factors Impacting on Performance (National 5)

In this Unit, the learner will be required to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and application of a range of factors that impact positively and negatively on performance in physical activities. The learner will consider the effects of mental, emotional, social and physical factors on their own performance. This understanding will help to develop the learner’s ability to plan for, record, monitor and evaluate performance development.

 

Course assessment

The pupils will complete a portfolio on an activity of their choice which is marked externally by the SQA as well as performing a one off performance in an activity of their choice. We strongly recommend that pupils make this choice in activities mentioned above.

Senior Phase - Higher 

 

This is aimed at pupils who gained an A or B in both English and PE at Nat 5. Pupils may wish to study PE as part of their general requirement for College or University or to gain employment in the Fitness, Health and Recreation Industries.

 

Course structure

 

The 2 elements of the course are Practical Performance and Factors Impacting on Performance.

 

Practical Performance - 60%

Internally assessed and verified by SQA. Broken down into 3 specific areas

 

  1. Planning and Preparation. This is a written explanation of how you are going to deal with any issues regarding your performance.  (8marks)

  2. A one off Practical Performance in an activity of their own choice (within reason) where candidates are assessed on their ability to select, apply and combine skills, carry out decisions, follow rules and control their emotions.  (40 marks)

  3. Evaluate their performance. This is a written explanation of how you coped on the day.  (12 marks)

 

Factors Impacting on Performance

 

This is an external exam marked by the Exam Board- SQA. The pupils will be expected to answer 3 essay type questions each worth 8 marks where candidates are required to demonstrate a breadth of knowledge on 3 of the following factors which impact on performance. (Mental, Social, Emotional and Physical). A 4th question will challenge the pupils’ higher order thinking skills in an unknown scenario situation worth 16 marks.

The course itself.

 

Pupils will participate in 3 activities Badminton, Volleyball and Basketball each for 10 weeks. Pupils will then be given a choice of activity to perform their one off performance in. In the Factors Impacting on Performance unit pupils will be expected to describe and explain a range of approaches for developing or refining skills, fitness and tactics. They will be expected to plan, develop and implement skills and strategies to their benefit. Learners will also be required to evaluate, analyse and apply strategies and skills that will enable them to improve performance. The pupils will also need to work out decisions they need to make and how to solve problems in their own one off performance

Kyle Sports Academy

 

The aim of the Kyle Sports Academy is to equip senior pupils within Kyle with a range of sports coaching qualifications and practical experience, with a view to increasing employability and skill set. The course will:

 

  • Provide opportunities in training, experience, team work and in sports coaching.

  • Highlight and create pathways into future employment or further education.

  • Promote child protection, first aid and disability awareness.

  • Recruit new volunteers and develop to sustain a network of activities within the school and community.

  • Promote healthy active lifestyles through the provision of a variety of sports and activities in Kyle.

  • Develop pupils individual performance across a range of activities

 

In addition to participating in the appropriate modules each student will be required to volunteer a minimum of ten hours throughout the year delivering sports and activities in Kyle Academy, Feeder Primary Schools or Local Community.

 

Benefits for pupils completing Kyle Sport Academy:

 

  • Positive employment destinations for pupils eg employment through South Ayrshire seasonal coaches,

  • Positive further education destinations for pupils eg entry to college and university courses, personal statements etc

  • Develop confidence and organisational skills within the pupils.

  • Extra Opportunity to develop own progress within a variety of activities

 

On completion of the course pupils will receive a range of coaching awards which could include and more where possible:

 

  • Sports Leadership Award at Level 5/6

  • Sport and Recreation award at Level5

  • Leadership in Athletics

  • Leadership in Netball

  • Leadership in Rugby

  • Leadership in Football

  • Leadership in Volleyball

  • Leadership in Tennis

  • First Aid training

 

Entry and Progression

Pupils participating in the course should have shown an interest and commitment to Physical Education throughout their time at Kyle Academy.

 

Career and other information:

With Health and Wellbeing and the sports industry continually developing there are a wide variety of further education courses associated with PE e.g. Sports Coaching, Sports Therapy, Sports Science, PE Teaching, Leisure Management etc

It can also help gain entry into many jobs in the leisure and fitness industry straight from school.

 

 

S4 - 5 Activity Choices 

 

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