Physical Education – Higher

Higher Physical Education

The Higher course enables pupils to demonstrate and develop movement and performance skills in a variety of physical activities. Learners will develop an understanding of how mental, emotional, physical and social factors can impact performance whilst investigating various ways to develop performance. Learners will use various methods to collect data/information on performance, which will allow them to identify performance strengths and areas requiring development. Learners will also gain knowledge of how to design, implement, record and monitor training programmes to successfully develop performance in variety of activities.

Assessment 1: Performance (50%)

All learners are required to be assessed in two activities of their choice. Performances are assessed in the following areas: Performance repertoire, control and fluency, effective decision making, roles/responsibilities and tactics/composition, rules/regulations, etiquette and the managing of emotions. Learners are expected to prepare for the Performance Assessment from the start of the course by regularly practising their activities at our extracurricular or local sports clubs. The Performance Assessment contributes to 50% of the overall course grade.

Assessment 2: Examination Paper (50%) – Final Exam

Assessment of the learner’s ability to apply knowledge and understanding from across the Units.