Advanced Higher PE
The main purpose of the Course is to research and analyse factors which underpin and impact on performance, and use this knowledge to develop their own performance or that of others. To do this effectively, learners will engage in research and undertake independent investigative work, and develop skills of analysis, evaluation, and communication.
During the Course, learners will also understand how to develop consistency of performance in challenging environments and become proficient in their ability to analyse and apply strategies and techniques to make appropriate decisions about their personal performance.
The Course has two mandatory Units.
Physical Education: Performance Skills (Advanced Higher)
In this Unit, learners will develop their movement and performance by selecting and consistently applying an appropriate repertoire of skills and techniques in chosen activities. They will learn how to problem solve and make effective decisions, while adapting these skills and techniques in challenging performance contexts.
Learners will develop consistency in the precision, control and fluency of movement; and their body management, particularly spatial awareness, will be enhanced through the study of this Unit. They will also learn how to react to the mental, emotional, social and physical demands of their personal performance, as they apply compositional, technical and tactical awareness within challenging performance contexts. The Unit offers considerable opportunity for personalisation of physical activity.
Physical Education: Factors Impacting on Performance (Advanced Higher)
In this Unit, learners will develop their independent research, analytical, and evaluative skills by investigating a range of factors which have an impact on performance in physical activities. Learners will investigate and consider how mental, emotional, social and physical factors can positively and/or negatively affect performance.
As learners deepen their knowledge and understanding of factors which underpin performance development, their awareness of these factors is consolidated through independent research. Learners will reflect on performance development plans and evaluate the effect of the factors from their research. The Unit offers opportunities for personalisation within a range of contexts