Course description

This qualification allows pupils to learn about their own performance and how it can be improved. Pupils will develop their movement and performance skills in a range of physical activities including invasion games, aesthetic activities, net games and swimming whilst learning about the factors that impact on performance. You will learn a range of skills, including how to evaluate and analyse your performance and select appropriate development approaches through completing a personal development plan.


  • Time Management
  • Organisation
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Decision Making
  • Creativity
  • Independence
  • Leadership

Careers through Physical Education

  • PE Teacher
  • Personal Trainer
  • Sports Coach
  • Sports Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Nutritionist
  • Sport Scientist
  • Gym Instructor
  • Professional sportsperson
  • Police Officer
  • Armed Forces
  • Sports Development

Pupil Profile: Rebecca


My name is Rebecca and I am currently studying a National 5 in PE. I chose this subject because I am passionate about sport and my ambition is to become a PE Teacher.

I have gained a range of valuable skills such as communication, team work, creativity and critical thinking. Furthermore, I have become much more confident which has helped me not only in PE but in other subject across the school. My performance skills have also improved which has allowed me to perform with control and fluency of movement.