Physical Education

 

PE Department Introduction

Welcome to the PE Department at Islay High School

The main focus of physical education is to participate, gain experience in new activities and learn the importance of adopting a healthy lifestyle.  During lessons pupils will learn more about the skills in each activity, how their movemwnt and tactics involved work alongside decision making, problem solving and thinking skills. Pupils can further develop their skills in the many extra-curricular clubs that are on offer at both lunchtimes and after school (see extra-curricular page). Throughout the year there will be ample opportunity for pupils to compete in inter-house events.  Some pupils will also be given the honour to represent Islay High in competitions against other schools – home and/or away such as the MAKI sports league.

 

Any pupil who is to be excused from participation must always bring a signed note from home along with their PE kit. Unless it is physically uncomfortable, pupils will be expected to change and be part of the class by taking on duties such as officiating, scoring, timing and coaching.

 

Staff

Mr. Kevin Park (Principal Teacher)

Miss. Rebecca Gibson

Miss. Karen Siddall

 

Course Introduction S1/S2

In S1 and S2, pupils take part in a wide range of activities including:

 Athletics                                      Shinty/Hockey/Uni hoc

Badminton                                    Short Tennis

Basketball                                    Social Dancing

Cross Country                               Softball

Fitness                                         Swimming

Football                                        Table Tennis

Gymnastics                                   Volleyball

Rugby       

Pupils will be working through learning outcomes within the Health & Well Being framework of Curriculum for Excellence and also have the opportunity to be involved in the following two interdisciplinary tasks;

            S1:       Highland Games

            S2:       Personal Health Plan

ASSESSMENT

S1 & S2 PE supports learners through performance in physical education whilst using a broad range of experiences that encompass the significant aspects of learning in PE

Physical Competencies, Physical Fitness, Cognitive Skills and Personal Qualities

These four elements will be assessed within the first to fourth levels as follows;

D = Developing, C = Consolidating, S= Secure or (Gold, Silver & Bronze)

Learners will also be engaged in PE based literacy and numeracy holistic tasks.

S3/4 Core PE

Core PE for S3 and S4 pupils consists of 2 periods per week with a high focus on participation. Students will have a major input in selecting, planning and organising the activity choices they participate in throughout the year.

 

S3 HAVE CORE PE ON A WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND S4 ON A FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

All pupils select a team based activity in the games hall for at least one of the two periods and also have the flexibility of choice to work on an individual pursuit such as fitness, gymnastics, table tennis or dance.

At least four times during the year, each group will be involved in a full afternoon of fitness task development and challenge.

Here is an example of the types of activities the pupils will be working on.

PERIOD 5

PERIOD 6

ASSEMBLY/PLANNING

FOOTBALL

FOAM POLO

BASKETBALL

UNI HOC

HANDBALL

SHINTY

SHORT TENNIS

GROUP FITNESS TASK

GROUP FITNESS TASK

RUGBY

BADMINTON

FOOTBALL

VOLLEYBALL

BASKETBALL

POP LACROSSE

BADMINTON

HOCKEY

SHINTY

FOAM POLO

RME CONF

RME CONF

UNI HOC

VOLLEYBALL

INTERHOUSE

 VOLLEYBALL

GROUP FITNESS TASK

GROUP FITNESS TASK

BASKETBALL

BADMINTON

 

 

NATIONAL 4/5 PE

The main purpose of this Course is to develop and demonstrate movement and performance skills in physical activities. By engaging in practical activities, learners can demonstrate initiative, decision-making and problem-solving.

  • The Course encourages learners to develop a positive attitude towards a healthy lifestyle, and the contribution that physical activity makes to this. The Course also provides an opportunity to support the way that individual attitudes, values and behaviours are formed.

The skills, knowledge and understanding that learners acquire by successfully completing this Course are transferable to learning, to life and to the world of work.

The main aims of the Course are to enable the learner to:

  • develop the ability to safely perform a comprehensive range of movement and performance skills
  • understand factors that impact on personal performance in physical activities
  • build capacity to perform effectively
  • develop approaches to enhance personal performance
  • monitor, record and evaluate performance development

Assessment at National 4

The N4 Course has two mandatory Units and an Added Value Unit:

  • Performance Skills
  • Factors Impacting on Performance
  • Added Value Unit: Physical Education: Performance

To achieve the National 4 Physical Education Course, learners must pass all of the required Units, including the Added Value Unit.

National 4 Courses are not graded.

 

Assessment at National 5

The Course has two mandatory Units and an externally marked Portfolio:

  • Performance Skills
  • Factors Impacting on Performance.

To gain the award of the 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.

The learner will extend and apply the skills they have learned during the Course. This will be assessed by  performance and an externally marked portfolio.

The Course assessment must provide evidence of the learner’s ability to plan, prepare for, effectively perform and evaluate personal performance in a physical activity. It will also assess the learner’s ability to integrate and apply knowledge, understanding and skills from across the Units.

HIGHER PE

Entry to this Course is at the discretion of Islay High School. However, learners would normally be expected to have attained the skills, knowledge and understanding required by the following or by equivalent qualifications and/or experience:

  • National 5 P.E at Bands 1-3 and English at N5 Bands 1-3.

Throughout, it should be borne in mind that the ability to pass this course requires high practical performance levels along with excellent investigative and literacy skills.

 

The aim of the New Higher course is to engage students in an increasingly sophisticated and rigorous study of the ways in which physical activities are performed. Performance will be the prime focus and through a practical experiential base upon which practical skills, knowledge and understanding, analysis and evaluation are developed.

The course is built around two key units.

Physical Education: Performance Skills

In this Unit, learners will develop a broad and comprehensive range of complex movement and performance skills through a range of physical activities. They will select, demonstrate, apply and adapt these skills, and will use them to make informed decisions. They will also develop their knowledge and understanding of how these skills combine to produce effective outcomes.

Physical Education: Factors Impacting on Performance

In this Unit, learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of mental, emotional, social and physical factors that impact on personal performance in physical activities. Learners will consider how these factors can influence effectiveness in performance.

They will create personal development plans, modify these and justify decisions relating to future personal development needs.

 

The course assessment is as follows:

Performance = 50% of final mark: 60 marks, 2 activities at Higher level marked out of 30 each.

Question paper (exam = 50% of final mark) analysing factors that impact on performance, explaining a range of approaches for developing performance and analysing the recording, monitoring and evaluation of performance development. Marked out of 60.

 

The assessment demands of Higher P.E. are considerable. To work at a pass level, students need to be practically very able as well as requiring excellent language skills for the analysis exam. Students also need to be capable of working through the scientific process involved in analysing and developing the factors that impact on performance.

HOMEWORK REQUIREMENTS

Homework will be a regular feature of Higher P.E. There will be on-going requirements for

Students to up-date their study notes as well as completing more formal pieces of homework.

SPORTS LEADER

We are currently not running the Sports Leader Award within the formal curriculum this year, however, our Active Schools co-ordinator will be working with some pupils to train and qualify them in various governing body sports awards along with a certificate in first aid.

The Sports Leader Award is designed to develop generic Leadership Skills that can be applied to a variety of Sporting situations and personal development of the Students.

This is a practical qualification in which the Students must demonstrate their ability to lead others in basic sporting or recreational activities.

Students will also aim to achieve a First Aid certificate through this course.

 

Extra-curricular activities

Sports Clubs on offer

GOING TO AT LEAST ONE SPORTS CLUB A WEEK WILL ENHANCE YOUR EXAM RESULTS (Albert Einstein 1951)

 

DAY

LUNCHTIME

1310-1340

AFTER SCHOOL

1530-1630

MONDAY

GIRLS ONLY FOOTBALL

BADMINTON

GIRLS RUGBY

TUESDAY

FOOTBALL

BOYS RUGBY

WEDNESDAY

BASKETBALL

TABLE TENNIS

 

THURSDAY

FOOTBALL

 

FRIDAY

VOLLEYBALL

 

STAFF SPORT

 

 

Useful links

 

National 4/5

BBC Bitesize National 4

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/z4hfcdm

BBC Bitesize National 5

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zctsr82

Fitness

http://www.brianmac.co.uk/index.htm

Revision Resource

http://www.brightredbooks.net/subjects/n5pe

 

 

 

Higher

SQA Past Papers:

http://www.sqa.org.uk/pastpapers/findpastpaper.htm?subject=Physical+Education&level=H

BBC Bitesize Higher:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/higher/pe/

Fitness:

http://www.brianmac.co.uk/index.htm

 

http://www.topendsports.com/