Third Year of BGE

Participating in Physical Education in third year provides learners with the opportunity to build physical competencies, improve their knowledge and understanding of how to assess and develop practical performance and recognise the important contribution that physical activity makes to living a healthy lifestyle.
Learners will demonstrate, refine and advance their practical performance skills in a range of physical activities. The courses will provide opportunities for learners to demonstrate initiative, decision making and problem solving. Learners will work both independently and collaboratively to develop thinking and interpersonal skills. This makes Physical Education an ideal platform for developing confidence, resilience responsibility and leadership.
As in the first two years of the broad general education all pupils participate in 3x50 minute periods of Physical Education a week.
The third year curriculum is designed to maximise opportunities for personalisation and choice while ensuring that pupils experience both challenge and enjoyment. 
While in second pupils are provided with the opportunity to identify their preferred activities from the S1-2 curriculum and new activities they would like to see added to their third year curriculum. This information is used to develop four different activity pathways for pupils entering third year. Before entering third year pupils opt to follow a specific activity pathway.
S3 Curriculum 2013/14 
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S3 Options Card 2013/14 
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