Health Improvement

All pupils within Montrose Academy Physical Education department have opportunities in a wide range of activities, providing valuable experiences for sport and life

Broad General Education Physical Education (S1-S3)

Physical activity not only improves health, it reduces stress, improves concentration, and promotes correct physical growth and development. Exercise has a positive influence on academic achievement. It develops aspects of confidence, questioning, problem solving and decision making. It helps develop creative and divergent thinking and requires pupils to apply knowledge of facts and principles in a practical context. Physical Education can influence the affective development of pupils through working alone, in pairs, in groups, or as part of a team. Pupils are given opportunities to compete and co-operate, meet challenges and learn how to win and lose. Interpersonal skills and positive attitudes and values are promoted through Physical Education. The processes and teaching methods that are used, allow pupils not only to take responsibility for their own personal development but encourage them to have a respectful and tolerant attitude to others. Learning in, through and about physical education is enhanced by participating on a regular basis in a wide range of purposeful, challenging, progressive and enjoyable physical activities with choice built in for all learners. The Scottish Government expects schools to continue to work towards the provision of at least two hours of good quality physical education for every child, every week. Pupils will be working through the outcomes and experiences within the Curriculum for Excellence:

  • Movement skills, competencies and concepts
  • Co-operation and competition
  • Evaluating and appreciating

The S1-3 pupils will develop significant aspects of learning through a broad base of relevant and reliable learning experiences to develop their cognitive skills, physical competencies, personal qualities, and physical fitness. Pupils in S1 –S3 can expect to experience and participate in the majority of the following activities.

S1 S2 S3
Rugby Rugby Handball/Netball
Basketball Basketball Basketball
Badminton Badminton Badminton
Gymnastics Gymnastics Gymnastics/Fitness
Scottish Country Dance Scottish Country Dance Scottish Country Dance
Cross Country Cross Country Cross Country
Swimming Swimming Water polo
Handball/Netball Futsal/netball Football
Athletics Athletics Athletics
Dance / Fitness Volleyball

Senior Phase (S4-S6)

As pupils develop their physical competence and capacity for learning throughout their early secondary school years, they are able to progress further onto certificate P.E. This progression is based around the learner and enables the pupil to progress at a rate which meets their needs and aptitudes. Pupils receive 2 periods of compulsory practical P.E., in addition to the 5 periods through the choice of certification through National 4/5 courses. The experiences and outcomes that are encountered at S1/S2 are embedded into the National courses to allow an easy progression between stages. Physical Education – National 4 / 5 The general aim of this Unit is to provide learners with the opportunity to explore and develop their knowledge of factors that impact on personal performance in physical activities. Learners will record, monitor and reflect on their own performance. There will be opportunities for personalisation and choice through the selection of physical activities used in learning and teaching.   Course Content The course consists of 2 Units

  • Performance skills
  • Factors Impacting on Performance

The aim of the course is:

  1. To develop physical skills, movement qualities and fitness levels to improve performance.
  2. To develop knowledge and understanding of the different factors that impact on performance in physical activities.

Activities which may be on the National Qualification Courses are (Football or Hockey, Badminton, Basketball, Fitness, Gymnastics or Athletics.) Assessment This consists of 2 components: Component 1 Performance: This will assess the learners, ability to plan and prepare for, effectively perform and evaluate personal performance in one activity. Performance will be 60% of the final mark. This will be internally assessed. Component 2 Portfolio: This will provide evidence of the process involved in performance development. It will assess the ability of the learner to do the following:

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the factors that impact on personal performance in physical activities.
  • demonstrate the ability to develop personal performance in physical activities.
  • demonstrate the ability to evaluate the performance development process.

Portfolio will be 40% of the total mark. This will be externally assessed by SQA Higher – 1 year Students hoping to complete Higher should have achieved National 5 qualification with either an A, or a B grade, or after negotiation with class teacher. The aim of the course is:

  1. To develop practical performance through participation in badminton, basketball, swimming and gymnastics.
  2. To develop knowledge and understanding of performance through a study of the processes and related concepts involved in its analysis and development.

At Higher, the weighting is 40% practical, 60% theory from the Analysis and Development of performance. There will be continuous assessments through homework tasks, N.A.B’s and practical performance. Students are required to pass four NABs before presentation) Useful Websites www.sqa.org.uk/pastpapers www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/learning/ www.bitesize/standard/pe www.sky.com/sports www.bbc.co.uk/sports

S5 & S6 Sports Leaders – Level 6

We offer a variety of courses that develop pupils’ leadership skills through the medium of sport and dance.   Pupils who opt into these courses will gain a recognised national governing body coaching award. http://www.sportsleaders.org/courses/qualifications/scqf-qualifications/

Champions In Schools.

This is a role-model programme that places top Scottish athletes in schools across the country, enabling them to inspire and encourage young people to fulfil their potential. Organised by the charity Winning Scotland Foundation, athletes use sport to educate and encourage pupils on how to set and achieve goals; pursue a healthy and active lifestyle; appreciate the value of hard work; and, adopt a positive, winning attitude

Young Ambassadors

Young Ambassadors ( S5-6 pupils ) carry out a variety of roles in school., :

  • This year the young Ambassadors at Montrose held a 24Hr Sports marathon to raise funds

Extra Curricular

Montrose Academy PE department offer a range of extra curricular lunchtime and after school activities.

Staff

Miss C. Stubbs

Miss C. Stubbs

Teacher

Mrs V. Fyffe

Mrs V. Fyffe

Teacher PT PCS (Dun)

Mr C. Hutton

Mr C. Hutton

Teacher

Mrs S. Lockhart

Mrs S. Lockhart

Teacher

Mr Z. Williams

Mr Z. Williams

Teacher

Mr J. McLaren

Mr J. McLaren

Active Schools Co-ordinator