Madras College

P.E. - National 4/5

Purpose and Aims

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 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

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.

 

Course Assessment Structure:

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


The portfolio has three sections:

Section 1: Understanding factors that impact on performance
Section 2: Planning, developing and implementing approaches to enhance personal performance
Section 3: Monitoring, recording and evaluating performance development


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

Performance Assesses learners’ ability to perform in two different physical activities. (Each marked out of 30) The context for each single performance event must set it apart from normal learning and teaching activities so that it is challenging, competitive and/or demanding.