S3 Physical Education

The S3 Physical Education (PE) elective allows pupils to cover Level 4 experiences and outcomes in greater depth, building on learning in S1/2 and developing skills for Life, Learning & Work. This will supplement the statutory 2 periods of Broad General Education PE all pupils receive.

Pupils will experience a range of activities throughout the course. In each activity the focus will be on improving

Practical Performance and Leadership Skills.  The course will cover 3 units:

  • Get Fit
  • Get Skills
  • Get Tactical

In each unit pupils will evaluate performance, Identify development needs, plan and implement a programme of work for improvement. Pupils will then be fully prepared for the transition to the senior phase.

Progression Pathways in Physical Education

S3 elective PE offers numerous progression pathways into the senior phase.  Most pupils would follow a pathway which would allow them to pursue National 5 PE in S4 and Higher PE in S5, however there are several flexible routes to cater for all learners.  The opportunity to choose electives in Sports Leaders:  Level 1 & 2 throughout the senior phase will also be open to pupils.

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