Course Information

S1-3 BGE

The BGE Physical Education course has a firm focus on developing the Significant Aspects of learning (Physical fitness, cognitive skills, physical competencies and personal qualities) whilst providing pupils with the opportunity to experience a range of sporting activities.

Our pupils will receive 2 periods of PE a week and cover activities including: Basketball, Badminton, Table Tennis, Gymnastics, Volleyball, Netball, Football, Fitness, Team Building, Athletics, Softball and Social Dance

S3 National

Pupils who wish to progress to National PE in S4 can select S3 National. This course will act as a stepping stone to the National course where the course content will be introduced and allow pupils to get to grips with National terminology. Pupils will also have an opportunity to develop their practical performance.


S4 National

The PE National 4 and 5 courses enable all learners to succeed in a range of physical activities. Through analysing performance, learners will understand what is required to improve performance and to become more effective performers. Learners will specifically develop decision making and problem solving skills.

The course is assessed as follows: 50% practical performance, 50% written portfolio.



The Higher course is split in to two sections:
Pupils will develop their performance in class but also have the choice to select two activities to be assessed on which are worth 50% of the total overall mark combined.

Factors Impacting Performance
Candidates develop knowledge and understanding of mental, emotional, social and physical factors that impact on personal performance in physical activities. Through collecting information, candidates consider how these factors can influence effectiveness in
performance. An SQA exam will make up the remaining 50%.


Advanced Higher

Pupils who have successfully enjoyed Higher PE can sit this challenging course within which pupils will carry out an independent research task, in the form of a dissertation, and analyse the impact of mental, emotional, social and physical factors on performance.