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Inverkeithing
High School

Physical EducatioN

Welcome to the new and updated Inverkeithing HS PE page! We belong to the Health and well-being faculty which includes PE and Home Economics.

 

 

Physical Education provides learners with a platform from which they can build physical competences, improve aspects of fitness, and develop personal and interpersonal skills and attributes.

It enables learners to develop the concepts and skills necessary for participation in a wide range of physical activity, sport, dance and outdoor learning, and enhances their physical wellbeing in preparation for leading a fulfilling, active and healthy lifestyle.

In Physical Education learners will enhance their knowledge and understanding of the factors that impact on personal performance in physical activities. They will develop knowledge and understanding of a range of approaches for enhancing performance, and apply these to the factors that impact on their personal performance.

Learners will also develop a broad and comprehensive range of complex movement and performance skills through a range of physical activities.

We expect all learners to bring PE kit at all times in line with our no note policy. Those who are injured or unwell will be given another role in the lesson such as referee, scorekeeper, and team coach.

 

STAFF LIST

Mrs Donnelly - PTC

Mr Luke

Mr Sykes

Mr Morrison

Mr Saunders

Miss Grant

Mr Henderson

 

COURSE OUTLINES – (UPDATED)

Broad General Education S1 

Physical Education provides learners with a platform from which they can build physical competences, improve aspects of fitness, and develop personal and interpersonal skills and attributes. It enables learners to develop the concepts and skills necessary for participation in a wide range of physical activity, sport, dance and outdoor learning, and enhances their physical wellbeing in preparation for leading a fulfilling, active and healthy lifestyle. 

They encounter a variety of practical learning experiences, including working on their own, with a partner and in small and large groups, and using small and large equipment and apparatus, both outdoors and indoors.

Learning in, through and about physical education is enhanced by participating on a regular basis in a wide range of purposeful, challenging, progressive and enjoyable physical activities with choice built in for all learners.

Activities we may cover: Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Football, Fitness, Gymnastics, Handball, Hockey, Netball, Rugby, Softball, Swimming, Tennis and Table Tennis.

The 4 outcomes of PE are: 

  • Movement skills, competencies and concepts - Applying skills
  • Movement skills, competencies and concepts - Developing skill and Fitness
  • Cooperation and competition – Contributing to a group
  • Evaluating and appreciating - Developing capacity to evaluate my own and other’s work

 

S1 BGE:

The key focus of the S1 BGE Course is to introduce our young people to a variety of team invasion games and some individual and partner based activities. We would expect pupils to develop the basic skills required for each activity and begin to gain an understanding of the rules of the game.

S2 BGE:

The key focus of the S2 BGE Course is to further develop the skills and techniques of our young people and begin to introduce them to more complex skills and techniques while under pressure in competitive environments. Pupils will also be introduced to central net games and racquet sports. We would hope pupils will have developed an interest in some different activities and attend extra-curricular or out of school clubs to further improve their skills and also their fitness.

 S3 BGE:

The key focus of the S3 BGE Course is to further improve the complex skills of the pupils so that they are able to apply these consistently while under pressure in competitive environments. Pupils will learn about the significant aspects that underpin their learning. We would hope pupils will have developed an interest in some different activities and attend extra-curricular or out of school clubs to further improve their skills and also their fitness.

S3 ELECTIVE:

The key focus of the S3 Elective Course is to identify areas for development and work hard to improve these in order to become a more effective performer. Pupils will learn about the four key factors that impact on your performance (Physical, Mental, Emotional and Social) and they will attempt to challenge and overcome these to make progress and improve performance. To achieve this pupils will carry out a cycle of performance analysis and plan a training programme to improve the areas they identify as a weakness. The course will help to prepare the Elective pupils for the certificated National 4 and 5 courses.

 

 

NATIONAL 4 COURSE:

 National 4 PE - course descriptor - (SQA Referenced)

 

Purpose and aims of the Course

The main purpose of the Course is to develop and demonstrate movement and performance skills in physical activities. By engaging in physical activities, learners can demonstrate initiative, decision-making and problem-solving. The Course also encourages learners to develop a positive attitude towards a healthy lifestyle, and the contribution that physical activity makes to this. The Course will enable learners to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding required to perform effectively in a range of physical activities, and will enhance their physical wellbeing. Learners will work both independently and co-operatively to develop thinking and interpersonal skills. This makes physical education an ideal platform for developing confidence, resilience and responsibility and for working with others.

 

Conditions of award

To achieve the National 4 Physical Education Course, learners must pass both of the required Units throughout the year. These are the Factors Impacting on Performance and the Added Value Performance Unit in one single activity.

 

Progression

This course may provide pupils with opportunities to progress to:

  • National 5 Physical Education
  • Scottish Vocational Qualifications in Sport and Recreation
  • Further education, training and employment

 

 

   

NATIONAL 5 COURSE:

 National 5 PE - course descriptor - (SQA Referenced)

 

Purpose and aims of the Course

The purpose of the course is to enable candidates to demonstrate and develop movement and performance skills in physical activities. By engaging in practical activities, candidates can demonstrate initiative, decision-making and problem-solving. The course encourages candidates to develop a positive attitude towards a healthy lifestyle. It also supports the way that individual attitudes, values and behaviours are formed. The skills, knowledge and understanding that candidates acquire by successfully completing this course are transferable to learning, to life and to the world of work.

 

The course aims to enable candidates 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

 

 Course Assessment Structure

 Section 1: Portfolio - 60 marks

 The purpose of the portfolio is to assess the candidate’s knowledge and understanding of the performance development process. It assesses the candidate’s ability to integrate skills and apply knowledge and understanding from across the course.

The portfolio gives candidates an opportunity to demonstrate the following skills, knowledge and understanding:

  • Understanding factors that impact on performance
  • Planning, developing and implementing approaches to enhance personal performance
  • Monitoring, recording and evaluating performance development
  • Decision-making and problem-solving

 

 Section 2: Performance - 60 marks

 The purpose of this component is to assess the candidate’s ability to effectively perform in two different physical activities. Each performance is a single event in a challenging, competitive and/or demanding context. This gives candidates an opportunity to demonstrate the following skills, knowledge and understanding: 

  • A repertoire of skills — including complex skills
  • Control and fluency
  • Effective decision-making
  • Using and applying straightforward composition, tactics or role safely and effectively
  • Conforming to rules, regulations and etiquette
  • Controlling emotions
  • Working co-operatively with others

 

The performance has a total of 60 marks. This is 50% of the overall marks for the course assessment. Each single performance event is marked out of 30.

 

Progression

This course may provide pupils with opportunities to progress to:

  • Higher Physical Education
  • Scottish Vocational Qualifications in Sport and Recreation
  • Further education, training and employment

 

 

 

 

HIGHER COURSE:

 Course Descriptor - (SQA Referenced)

 

The course enables candidates to demonstrate and develop a broad and comprehensive range of complex skills in challenging contexts in physical activities. Candidates demonstrate initiative, decision making and problem solving by engaging in physical activities. Candidates develop the ability to use strategies to make appropriate decisions for effective performance. These strategies will be based on an analysis and understanding of the impact of mental, emotional, social and physical factors on performance. The course supports the way that individual attitudes, values and behaviours are formed by participating in physical education. The skills, knowledge and understanding that candidates acquire by successfully completing the course are transferable to learning, to life and to the world of work.

 

Course Assessment Structure

 Section 1: Performance – 50% - Two special performances worth 25% each.

 The two special performances are completed under pressure in a single demanding context. Each performance is worth 30 marks and both scores are combined to give a total out of 60. This total is calculated and equally weighted to give a percentage out of 50%. The Course will be graded A–D.

 Marks for all Course Components are added up to give a total Course assessment mark which is then used as the basis for grading decisions.

 The performance is one of two Components of Course assessment. The other Component is a question paper.

  

 Section 2: Exam – 2.5 hours - 50 marks – 50%

 The question paper is completed under closed book exam conditions and will take place in the school. Pupils have 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete the paper. Pupils are not permitted to take in any notes or course materials. The question paper will have

 The question paper assesses the candidates’ ability to integrate and apply knowledge and understanding from across the course. It gives candidates an opportunity to demonstrate the following skills, knowledge and understanding: 

  • Analysing factors that impact on performance
  • Explaining a range of approaches for developing performance
  • Analysing the recording, monitoring and evaluation of performance development

 

The question paper has a total mark allocation of 50 marks. This is 50% of the overall marks for the course assessment.

The question paper has three mandatory sections and samples from these five broad areas: 

  • Factors impacting on performance
  • Methods of collecting information to analyse factors impacting on performance
  • key planning information
  • Performance development process
  • Recording, monitoring and evaluating performance development

 

The question paper is completed under closed book exam conditions and will take place in the school. Pupils have 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete the paper. Pupils are not permitted to take in any notes or course materials.

 

 

EXTRA - CURRICULAR CLUBS

 

 We have a number of popular extra curricular sports clubs and school teams at Inverkeithing High School. These include Football, Basketball, Netball, Gymnastics, Cheer, Badminton, Rugby, Tennis and Various Athletics. Some images of our teams are listed below:

FOOTBALL - S1 TO S6 BOYS AND GIRLS (MR SAUNDERS, MR LUKE, MR MACKIE, MR CONNOR)

BASKETBALL - S1 TO S6 - MR SYKES - (Senior team are current Fife league and cup champions for the third year in a row!)

NETBALL - MISS OVENS AND MR DONALDSON

GYMNASTICS AND CHEER - MISS GRANT


 

BADMINTON

       

RUGBY - MR HENDERSON AND MR KESTERTON

  

TENNIS - MR DONALDSON

 

SPORTS TRIPS AND TOURS

We regularly run sports trips to premier league football matches and in the last two years we have also taken sports tours of both Barcelona and Madrid. Some photos are highlighted below.
 
  
 
    
 

INVERKEITHINGS FIFE SPORT STARS - 

Active Schools Fife Sports stars is an elite athlete education programme for athletes aged 13-18 in full time education within Fife. Athletes must compete at a minimum of Fife level. The programme gives the opportunity for inspiring young athletes to attend a variety of workshops to improve sports performance and to encourage the Sports Stars to become ambassadors and positive roles models for sport in their area. 

We currently have four Active Schools Sports stars who are on an enhanced support programme to help them progress their athletic careers. All of these pupils represent either Scotland or Great Britain or both.

Andrew Thomson - Scottish Ice Hockey

Harrison Baxter - 3 Time world champion kickboxer and Scottish Champion for Boxing

Lucy Hull - JKA Scotland Team - Karate (5th in the world in 2017)

Ross Birrell - Scotland and GB Cycling team