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Physical Education


Tom Hardie has 37 years experience in Physical Education. He has been extensively involved in National Qualification Curriculum design, National Assessment Quality Assurance and in National Staff Development.
He has a great deal of experience in co-ordinating and delivering National Conferences and Seminars as well as producing a wide range of support materials for both sta and pupils.

Tom has a huge experience in working in many roles with the SQA. He is currently Principal Assessor for both Higher and Advanced Higher Physical Education as well as being Senior verifier. In his role he has been responsible for the management of these National Courses in terms of setting National Exams as well as ensuring quality assurance. He was a co- author for Leckie and Leckie and wrote books on a Success Guide for the current Higher, examplar questions and answers for sta and candidates as well as a Support Book for S1-S3 Curriculum for Excellence.

Most recently he has been involved in developing the new Higher and Advanced Higher for Physical Education



Higher Physical Education - How to Pass the Exam
Thursday 8th March 2018
10.00 - 15.30
£179 plus VAT

This course is aimed at all PE staff who wish to ensure they are delivering the appropiate content and providing the 'cues' to achieve high pass rates.

The course will provide;

  • examine exam preparation
  • understanding of the commmand words
  • exam technique and accessing marks with regards to the external course assessment.

previous attendees commented:
'Best course for as long as I can remember'
'very helpful and enjoyable course'
'Brilliant day! Better than any course I have attended'
'Course content was good'
'I learned quite a lot that I can take back to help the pupils achieve'
'Very useful course. Tutor very informative, interesting

Physical Education -The Command Words
Friday 9th February Rescheduled to Friday 23rd March 2018
10.00 - 15.30
£179 plus VAT

A detailed look at the four command words in the Physical Education exam with exemplar questions and answers.

previous attendees have commented:

‘very informative and beneficial’
‘Really enjoyable course + will be back at another’
‘very relevant to current problem areas. Nice to hear views of others’

Courses available to all teachers:

Supporting Young People with ASD and ADHD in the Classroom - 21st February 2018

Managing your department/faculty -
13th March 2018

Preparing for Senior Management -
26th March 2018

Mindfulness Level 1 - 1st May 2018

Mindfulness Level 2 - 10th May 2018

Introduction to Pastoral Care/ Guidance/ Pupil Support - 18th May 2018

Supporting a Probationer Teacher in your department/faculty - 23rd May 2018