The question paper assesses the candidates’ ability to integrate and apply knowledge and understanding from across the course. It gives candidates an opportunity to demonstrate the following skills, knowledge and understanding:
analysing factors that impact on performance.
explaining a range of approaches for developing performance.
analysing the recording, monitoring and evaluation of performance development.
The question paper has a total mark allocation of 50 marks. This is 50% of the overall marks for the course assessment.
The question paper has three mandatory sections and samples from these five broad areas:
factors impacting on performance
methods of collecting information to analyse factors impacting on performance
key planning information
performance development process
recording, monitoring and evaluating performance development
Section 1 focuses on the four factors impacting on performance and covers one or more of the five broad areas of skills, knowledge and understanding. This section is worth 32 marks in total.
Section 2 focuses on the candidates’ experience of creating and implementing a Personal Development Plan (PDP) over a minimum of three sessions and covers at least two factors impacting on performance. Marks range from 6–10 marks.
Section 3 is based upon a scenario. The scenario may include text, images, graphs or other information. This section focuses on one or more of the five broad areas of skills, knowledge and understanding, and samples two of the factors impacting on performance. Candidates must respond using the two factors identified in the question. Marks range from 8–12 marks.
Performance 60 marks
The performance assesses candidates’ ability to perform in two different physical activities.
The context for each single performance event must set it apart from normal learning and teaching activities so that it is challenging, competitive and/or demanding. This gives candidates an opportunity to demonstrate the following skills, knowledge and understanding: ¨ repertoire of skills — a broad and comprehensive performance repertoire (including complex movement and performance skills) ¨ control and fluency of complex movement and performance skills ¨ effective decision making and problem solving ¨ using and applying well established composition, tactics and roles ¨ extent to which rules and regulations are followed and etiquette is displayed (including working with others) ¨ extent to which emotions are controlled on the day of the performance
The performance has 60 marks out of a total of 110 marks. This is scaled by SQA to represent 50% of the overall marks for the course assessment. Each single performance event is marked out of 30.