S3 & S4 PE

The Glasgow Academy National 5 course introduces students to the disciplines of certificate Physical Education. Candidates should have a good level of practical ability and literacy.

The course introduces Performance  and Factors that Impact on Performance.

The marks are awarded for Performance (50%)  in two sports and a written Portfolio (50%). The Portfolio will be marked externally, whilst Performance is assessed internally.

Students learn about Mental factors such as concentration, Emotional factors such as being anxious about performing under pressure, Social factors such as cooperating in a team and Physical factors of improving specific physical skills, improving fitness and applying tactics.  For many students, learning about information processing  and the stages of learning really helps to develop an understanding that helps across the whole curriculum.

The broader skills of analysing their own performance, devising their own training programme and evaluating how well it worked develop analytical skills that are useful in preparing for S5 and S6.