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Calderglen High School

Welcome to Physical Education

Staff

  • Mr S Odger (Faculty Head) 
  • Mrs J Anderson 
  • Mrs L Stewart
  • Mr R Bleach (Pupil Support Manager) 
  • Mr F Murray (Pupil Support Manager) 
  • Ms S Marshall 
  • Ms L Crawford 
  • Mr R Hughes 
  • Mr K Chaplin (DHT) 
  • Mr M Stewart (DHT) 

Why choose Physical Education?

The programme is designed to offer the pupils a choice of activities through a chosen pathway. The activities offered include Badminton, Basketball, Gymnastics, Football, Table Tennis, Indoor Hockey, Netball and Volleyball.

During the programme, pupils are encouraged to:

  • develop a healthy and positive attitude to exercise
  • develop their performance skills across a wide range of activities
  • develop their social skills through working with other people

Physical education is seen as a very valuable part of the curriculum, where pupils have the opportunity to relax and enjoy activities, giving them the opportunity to develop their performance to a high level.

S1-S2

 

S3 (Core)

All S3 pupils will take part in Core PE for two periods per week. The programme is designed to offer the pupils a choice of activities through a chosen pathway. The activities offered include Badminton, Basketball, Gymnastics, Football, Table Tennis, Indoor Hockey, Netball and Volleyball.

During the programme, pupils are encouraged to:

  • develop a healthy and positive attitude to exercise
  • develop their performance skills across a wide range of activities
  • develop their social skills through working with other people

Physical education is seen as a very valuable part of the curriculum, where pupils have the opportunity to relax and enjoy activities, giving them the opportunity to develop their performance to a high level.

S3 Competitive Games

In an effort to raise participation and attainment the Physical Education department is offering 3 different options for pupils making the transition from S2 to S3.

Option 1 – S3 Elective PE Competitive Games

In this course pupils will take part in mostly team based competitive activities such as Basketball, Hockey/Shinty, Volleyball, Table Tennis and Handball. These activities may be subject to slight change due to timetabling restrictions. Pupils will also experience theoretical written work which will give them a basic understanding of some Nat 5 principles and coursework.

Assessment of Course

The course will be assessed and marked throughout the session by teachers. These assessments are appropriate to the subject and level of study. Assessments may include a combination of practical work, case studies, examinations and projects.

Progression

At the end of S3 pupils will progress to a course leading onto a qualification at National 3, National 4 or National 5.

At the end of S4 pupils could choose from the following progression routes:

  • A pupil achieving National 3may progress to National 4
  • A pupil achieving National 4 may progress to National 5
  • A pupil achieving National 5 may progress to Higher

 

Homework

The regular setting of homework is an essential component of the Physical Education Department’s programme of work. Homework can take a variety of forms. Examples of the types and length of homework you can expect to be issued are:

  • Completion of homework tasks
  • Private Reading/Research
  • Revision for internal assessments

Equipment

Students are expected to come prepared for practical sessions (appropriate P.E. kit) and classroom sessions (textbooks, notes etc.)

S3 Aesthetics

In an effort to raise participation and attainment the Physical Education department is offering 3 different options for pupils making the transition from S2 to S3.

Option 2- S3 Elective PE – Aesthetics

This is similar to option 1 but with completely different activities. Pupils choosing Aesthetics will take part in Dance, Gymnastics, Trampolining and Netball as their core activities. Pupils choosing Option 2 will be keen to take part in this type of activity as opposed to the directly competitive team games as in Option 1. Pupils choosing Aesthetics should make it clear to their PSM that this is their choice instead of competitive games PE.

Assessment of Course

The course will be assessed and marked throughout the session by teachers. These assessments are appropriate to the subject and level of study. Assessments may include a combination of practical work, case studies, examinations and projects.

Progression

At the end of S3 pupils will progress to a course leading onto a qualification at National 3, National 4 or National 5.

At the end of S4 pupils could choose from the following progression routes:

  • A pupil achieving National 3may progress to National 4
  • A pupil achieving National 4 may progress to National 5
  • A pupil achieving National 5 may progress to Higher

Homework

The regular setting of homework is an essential component of the Physical Education Department’s programme of work. Homework can take a variety of forms. Examples of the types and length of homework you can expect to be issued are:

  • Completion of homework tasks
  • Private Reading/Research
  • Revision for internal assessments

Equipment

Students are expected to come prepared for practical sessions (appropriate P.E. kit) and classroom sessions (textbooks, notes etc.)

National 5

The National 5 course consists of:

  • A one-off practical performance which is worth 60% of final grade.
  • A portfolio of evidence which is worth 40% of final grade.  This has to be completed under exam conditions before it is sent to the SQA for external marking.
  • All pupils have to complete a Factors Impacting on Performance Unit which is internally assessed.

The activities covered within the course will include volleyball and basketball.

Higher

Higher Physical Education is an exact 50/50 split between practical and theory work. Pupils electing Higher Physical Education should not only have a high standard of performance but also have a positive attitude towards completing written work throughout National 5 Physical Education.

Pupils will secure 50% of their final award by completing two graded special performances in activities they negotiate and agree with their teacher. The remainder of the award is made up from their performance in their final extended written examination. It is imperative therefore that pupils understand that written work is a vital component of this course and that homework is issued on a weekly basis. Due to the demands on pupils written theory performance we do not recommend choosing to follow this course if you have struggled to complete written work at a National 5 level.

Sports Bundle Level 5/6

This course is offered to S5 students who do not have the requisite qualifications to do the courses outlined above, or for S6 students who wish to participate in a practical subject.

The Performance Unit is mostly practical and will include the same activities offered to Higher/National 5 students, plus some enhanced course options in various activities.

The NPA sports award includes participation and performance, officiating and organising and coaching practice.

During the course the students will given the opportunity to work with South Lanarkshire Sports Development officers, Active School leaders and, if the opportunity arises, some local coaches.  Part of the work done by the class includes learning about disability in sport and first aid.  

Pupils On this course have the opportunity to secure the following qualifications:

*Events organisation – level 5.

* SQA introduction to first aid - level 5.

* Higher PE performance only unit

* NPA Sports and Fitness

* National navigation scheme – bronze award.

Leadership - Level 5/6

Leadership

This course is aimed at pupils who have an interest in developing their Leadership skills to help them in life after school. Although this course does involve some sporting activity, it is not sporting by nature. Pupils will develop their communication and organisational skills whilst developing their understanding of Leadership styles and concepts. Pupils also organise events in school such as inter house sporting activities and our hugely successful sports overnight fundraiser.  Organisation and communication skills are vital. This course is very popular with S6 pupils in particular.

Pupils on this course complete 3 units of work:

  • Leadership: An introduction, SCQF Level 6 (worth 3 SCQF points),
  • Leadership in Practice. SCQF Level 6 (worth 6 SCQF points), and
  • Event Organisation. SCQF Level 6 (worth 6SCQF points).
  • Pupils on this course also get the chance to secure Higher PE performance only unit and also SQA introduction to first aid - level 5.

SPORT AND FITNESS PERFORMANCE UNIT

This course is offered to S5 students who do not have the requisite qualifications to do the courses outlined above, or for S6 students who wish to participate in a practical subject.

The Performance Unit is mostly practical and will include the same activities offered to Higher/National 5 students, plus some enhanced course options in various activities.

The NPA sports award includes participation and performance, officiating and organising and coaching practice.

During the course the students will given the opportunity to work with South Lanarkshire Sports Development officers, Active School leaders and, if the opportunity arises, some local coaches.  Part of the work done by the class includes learning about disability in sport and first aid. 

Pupils On this course have the opportunity to secure the following qualifications:

*Events organisation – level 5.

* SQA introduction to first aid - level 5.

* Higher PE performance only unit

* NPA Sports and Fitness

* National navigation scheme – bronze award.