National 4 Physical Education
2 Core Units:
FACTORS IMPACTING ON PERFORMANCE
ADDED VALUE UNIT: PERFORMANCE
What skills will be developed?
• effective and safe performance in a range of physical activities
• identifying impacts on performance (wellbeing factors)
• positive attitudes, fitness, self-reliance and self-management
• recording, monitoring and reflecting on performance development
• researching to develop knowledge, understanding and skills
• decision-making and problem-solving in straightforward contexts
• selecting and applying skills
• planning, preparing and organisational skills
• carrying out roles and responsibilities
• demonstrating appropriate etiquette and following rules and guidelines
• evaluation and analysis
• communication and interpersonal skills to build positive relationships
• strategic skills
• confidence and creativity
WHAT WILL STUDENTS EXPERIENCE DURING THE COURSE?
• Active and independent learning to develop and consolidate skills, improve fitness and enhance wellbeing
• A blend of classroom approaches including experiential, practical learning
• Collaborative learning: learning from each other, in partnership and in teams as well as through whole class learning
• Space for personalisation and choice: learners select their activities
• The Added Value Unit (Performance) allows learners to choose their own specialism
• Applying learning
• Embedding literacy skills: researching and presenting information; evaluating; discussing; listening; talking.
• To gain National 4, learners must pass all Units
• Units are assessed as pass or fail by the school/centre (following SQA external quality assurance to meet national standards)
• Unit Assessment (or ‘evidence of learning’) may be videos of performance, peer and self-reflection, graphic organisers, cause and effect, Q charts,
oral evidence through question/answer sessions, use of ICT. A portfolio may be prepared
• The Added Value Unit consists of a Performance in an activity of the learner’s choice.
National 4 progresses onto National 5