Aims and Philosophy

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

Learners will encounter a variety of practical learning experiences, including working on their own, with a partner and in small and large groups/teams. Learners will understand the importance of cooperation and competition and develop the ability to evaluate their own and others’ performance and suggest areas for development.

One of the key entitlements of Curriculum for Excellence is that all children from pre-school to the end of S3 will receive a rounded education known as a broad general education (BGE), before moving on to a senior phase in S4 to S6 which will include studying for qualifications.

The aims of the Physical Education Department are:

SCQF Level 4 Award in Sports Leadership

 The SCQF Level 4 Award in Sports Leadership provides an ideal starting point for learners aged 13 years and over who wish to develop their leadership skills.

The syllabus is designed to develop generic leadership skills that can be applied to a

variety of sports and/or recreational situations as well as contributing to the personal development of the learner.


The SCQF Level 4 Award in Sports Leadership is a practical qualification in which learners must demonstrate their ability to lead others in simple sport/activity.


In order for learners to complete their SCQF Level 4 Award in Sports Leadership they must complete one hour demonstration of leadership.


National 4 & 5 – Physical Education


The main aims of the Course are to enable the learner to:


Develop the ability to safely perform a comprehensive range of movement and performance skills across a range of activities.

Understand factors that impact on personal performance in physical activities.

Build on confidence and ability to perform effectively.

Develop approaches to enhance personal performance.

Monitor, record and evaluate performance development.


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This Course is valid from August 2014.


The Higher Physical Education Course allows learners to develop and demonstrate a broad and comprehensive range of complex movement and performance skills in challenging contexts. Learners also analyse a performance, understand what is required to develop it, and apply this knowledge to their own performance.


Learners will be able to:

  • Develop a broad and comprehensive range of complex movement and performance skills,

and demonstrate them safely and effectively across a range of challenging contexts.

  • Select and apply skills and make informed decisions to effectively perform in physical


  • Analyse mental, emotional, social and physical factors that impact on performance.
  • understand how skills, techniques and strategies combine to produce an effective


  • Analyse and evaluate performance to enhance personal effectiveness.


Learners will be able to:

  • Improve their own health and wellbeing.
  • Develop, demonstrate and evaluate performance.
  • Use evaluation and analysis to develop and apply strategies, techniques and skills that will enable them to build on and enhance their performance.

   SCQF Level 5 Award in Community Sports Leadership

The SCQF Level 5 Award in Community Sports Leadership is a nationally recognised qualification that enables successful learners to lead groups of people in sport/activity, under indirect supervision.

The qualification teaches generic leadership skills such as organisation, planning, communication and teamwork through the medium of sport. It is a fun and practical qualification with no entrance requirements or final examination to sit.

In order for your learners to complete their SCQF Level 5 Award in Community Sports Leadership they must complete 10 hours demonstration of leadership within the community.



Success Headlines

  • The department operates a formal and an “open door” policy to provide support for pupils
  • Resources and support materials are available on Twitter and Edmodo
  • Positive destinations for former pupils
  • The department recognises achievement through the use of its Hall of Fame, S1 – S3 core merit Awards and N4/5 Activity Awards
  • The department recognises extra-curricular achievement at the school Annual Award Ceremony and Prizegiving



Mrs E Inkster (Curriculum Leader)

Mr C Aitken

Mr J Stewart

Ms L Hastings (NQT)

Mr N Naysmith

Extracurricular staff

The school has a wide range of very active teams and clubs, extracurricular activities are organised by staff, community coaches, senior pupils and parents.