Higher PE



Pupils should have a positive record within the PE department in their participation and effort in all activities.

Pupils will benefit from a National 5 English grade to help in the writing of exam answers.


In this Course, learners are provided with the opportunity to build physical competencies, improve aspects of fitness, and maximise activity in and enjoyment of physical activities.

The Course will give learners the opportunity to develop and enhance movement and performance skills and to develop and apply knowledge and understanding to the analysis and evaluation of performance in physical activities. Learners will develop their thinking skills through planning, problem-solving and analysing performance.

The main purpose of this Course is to develop and demonstrate a broad and comprehensive range of complex skills in challenging contexts. Learners will develop the ability to use strategies to make appropriate decisions for effective performance. They will also analyse a performance, looking specifically at the impact of mental, emotional, social and physical factors, understand what is required to develop it and then apply this knowledge to their own performance.

Homework will be issued regularly to reinforce learning in class.


Practical – 60%

This is a one off performance, where the pupil is graded on their abilities during a competitive environment.  This is a total of 60 marks, which is broken up into 40 marks for performance, and the other 20 marks are based on a written task.

End of Year Exam – 40%

Practical Performance Unit

All pupils must pass the various practical components during their performances throughout the year in class and in at least 2 different activities.

Factors Impacting on Performance (FIP)

All pupils must pass this assessment in order to be put forward to the final exam.

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