I enjoyed the experience that Hamilton College gave me, it set me up for life outside the school. I made a lot of friends and got on very well with all my teachers. As a keen swimmer I loved the pool, I think my favourite part of the school was the P.E department.

Jayne Massey
Class of 2005

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Higher PE

This year the Physical Education Department at Hamilton College is once again offering Higher Physical Education in S5 and S6 as an SQA qualification.  Students will be engaged in activities which enhance their performance and develop their skills in analysis of performance. The higher course is a challenging mixture of practical and theoretical studies which is a suitable stepping stone for sports related courses in higher and further education.

Basic Requirements

Pupils aiming to be successful in this course should be practically proficient in a range of activities and at least three of the four swimming strokes over 50 metres.  Studying towards Higher English preferred.

Course Outline

The Higher course consists of 2 mandatory integrated units:  Performance and Analysis of Performance (A.O.P.) and an investigation.

1.  Performance - Students will be involved in 3 activities. Students will be assessed on performance both internally and externally over the year. This aspect accounts for 40% of the overall award.

2.  Analysis of performance -  Sub-divided into 4 areas.

  • Appreciation of Action
  • Preparation of Body
  • Skills and Techniques
  • Structures and Strategies

3. Investigation – Students will undertake an investigation into one aspect of their performance.   This ongoing project is internally assessed throughout the course.

Methodology

Time is allotted to each of the practical activities named above, with the theoretical input during the practical, and also in the classroom situation throughout the course.

Homework

Students will be given regular homework on the various aspects of theory covered throughout the course. It is also expected that Students will attend extra curricular clubs where necessary.

Assessment

Assessment in A.O.P takes the form of a 2½ hour examination at the end of the year and accounts for 40% of the overall award.