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St Andrew's RC High School

Respect, Happiness,
Confidence and Ambition

S3-4 Physical Education

Ambition, Confidence, Happiness and Respect.


 Study in S4, work towards either National 4 or National 5 award.

  • Games (indoor hockey, basketball, badminton and volleyball) or Aesthetic (gymnastics, trampolining and dance) option.
  • Practical based course with theory taught through practical – work towards improving your level of performance as well as knowledge and understanding.
  • Learn about fitness and the body, formations and tactics and skills and practise through your practical activities.
  • 100% pass rate (A to C) every year course has been taught – complete homework, meet deadlines, work hard in and out of class and you will gain success.
  • No final exam – course-based work decides final grade.


Performance – 50% final grade

Two one-off performances - must be in a demanding and or competitive context.

Your choice of TWO activities from your course, each graded out of 30 marks.

Total practical score out of 60 marks scaled back to be 50% of final grade.


National 5 Portfolio and National 4 NAB

The written assessment for your level of course.

Assessed on factors that impact on performance, approaches to improve performance and how this is done as well as monitoring and evaluating performance development.

Nat 4 NAB – pass or fail.

Nat 5 portfolio – 60 marks, scaled back to be 50% of your final grade.