N4/N5 PE Course
Purpose and aims of the Course
The main purpose of the Course is to develop and demonstrate movement and performance skills in physical activities. By engaging in physical activities, learners can demonstrate initiative, decision-making and problem-solving. The Course also encourages learners to develop a positive attitude towards a healthy lifestyle, and the contribution that physical activity makes to this. The Course will enable learners to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding required to perform effectively in a range of physical activities, and will enhance their physical wellbeing. Learners will work both independently and co-operatively to develop thinking and interpersonal skills. This makes physical education an ideal platform for developing confidence, resilience and responsibility and for working with others.
Factors Impacting on Performance
- On-going assessment through log-book
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Mental, Emotional, Social and Physical factors
- Investigate the effects of MESP factors on performance
- Prepare and implement a development plan to improve performance.
- On-going assessment
- Assessed in a minimum of 2 activities throughout the year
Demonstrate (consistency in):
- a comprehensive range of movement and performance skills
- working cooperatively with others
- body and spatial awareness
- techniques, compositions and tactics
To achieve the National 4 Physical Education Course, learners must pass all of the required Units, including the Added Value Unit. The required Units are shown in the Course outline section. National 4 Courses are not graded.
To gain the award of the National 5 Course, the learner must pass all of the Units as well as the Course assessment. The required Units are shown in the Course outline section. Course assessment will provide the basis for grading attainment in the Course award.
- Added Value Unit
- Internally assessed
- Pupils carry out a performance which will allow them to display challenge and application
- Pupils will record their scores and self-evaluation on specific activity
- Display knowledge of specific factors which may effect performance
- 40% of overall grade (A-D)
- factors that impact on performance
- planning, developing and implementing approaches
- monitoring, recording and evaluating performance
- 40 marks out of 100
- 60% of overall grade (A-D)
- One off special performance
- List of activities given to perform in
- 10 marks for planning/preparation
- 40 marks for performance
- 10 marks for evaluation
- 60 marks out of 100
Recording & Reporting
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