Physical Education in Oban High School is run as part of the Health and Wellbeing Faculty.
Mr M. Hamilton (Faculty Head)
Mrs D. Gemmell
Mr G. Fairbairn
Mrs J. Kelly
Mr N. Donald
Miss C. Potts
Mr P. Gleeson
Mr C. Murray
Miss T. Donald
Broad General Education
All S1 and S2 students need to wear their Clan t-shirt for PE classes. PE Uniform is available for the online store at Border Embroideries www.beschoolwear.co.uk
Students will have 3 periods a week of Physical Education; they will cover a variety of activities across all facilities within the PE department. They will be assessed on each block of work and each activity.
S3 Students will also have 3 periods a week of PE but they will start their journey towards National Physical Education at level 4. This will involve a classroom theory period once a week. S3 students will be expected to pass the Factors Impacting on Performance workbook before the end of their S3.
S4 Core PE – All students in S4 will have 2 periods a week of PE. During this time they will work towards completing the National 4 course they started in S3 and also work on improving their skills and performance. Students will choose a “Journey” of activities that will best suit them and help them to achieve their full potential while developing their social, physical and mental skills.
National 5 – Students in S4 can choose to study PE at National 5 level. This will consist of 6 periods a week where students will study the Factors that impact on performance and go through the cycle of analysis and individual training programs. Students will be assessed on 2 separate one-off performances and must submit a Portfolio for external assessment.
National 5 Dance - Students in S4 can choose to study Dance at National 5 level. This will consist of them broadening and developing their skills in several styles of dance over the duration of the course, as well as learning theoretically all about these dance styles including their history, origins, and developments to the modern day. The course will assess students on a solo performance in a style of their choice (worth 35% of their overall grade), a choreography piece that they have created and developed for 2 other people on a theme of their choice (worth 45% of their overall grade), and also a written exam lasting 1 hour (worth 20% of their overall grade). National 5 Dance is a natural progression from our S1-3 OHS School of Dance, where pupils aim to achieve an NPA level 4 in the subject by the end of S3.
Higher PE – Students in S5 or 6 can choose to study PE at Higher level. This is delivered over 6 periods a week and students will focus on the cycle of analysis and developing the factors that impact on performance. Each student will be assessed on 2 physical activities worth 50% of the course and the final exam is 2.5 hours and worth 50% of the final mark.
Higher Dance - Students in S5 and 6 can choose to study Dance at Higher level. This will consist of them coming 6 periods a week to a combination of both practical and theoretical lessons. The course focuses on several styles of dance such as Jazz, Hip hop, and Contemporary, and allows students to learn and develop their performances in these styles as well as studying them theoretically for part of the final exam. The course will assess students on two solo performances in contrasting dance styles (worth 30% of their overall grade), a choreography piece that they have created and developed for a small group of 3 people or more (worth 40% of their overall grade), and a 2 hour written exam (worth 30% of their overall grade).
Exercise & Fitness SCQF6 – This is a new course open to S5 and S6 students. It has proved very popular and numbers are limited to 16 per class. This course comprises of 3 main units; Exercise to Music, Circuit Training and Free Weights. All 3 units need to be passed in order to pass the course. This is internally assessed and is pass or fail.
Sports Coaching - The course is available to S6 students. It is delivered over 6 periods a week. There are a variety of units that students will pass including Teamwork through Sport & Recreation, Leadership in Practice and Silver Youth Achievement Award. The class also deliver Primary outreach coaching, whole school sports events and charity fundraising.