If you love playing sports, have bundles of energy and enjoying learning about movement then studying PE at National 4/5, Higher and beyond could be a good career move for you. Physical education isn't just about getting better at sports. It looks to develop resilience, analysing your personal strengths and weaknesses and developing positive mindsets.
Physical Education helps develop and maintain confidence, well-being and social skills that can be more difficult to achieve through other subjects. You'll gain many valuable skills from studying Physical Education that will help you in other subjects as well as your future career. Some of the skills that you will develop include:
Communications skills Many aspects of PE involves working in teams towards a common goal. Through playing team sports and problem solving with others, you'll develop clear communication skills that will help you in the workplace. Every employer looks for candidates who are able to communicate well verbally and in writing.
Social skills Physical Education is a very social subject and can involve a lot of group work. You'll learn how communicate and socialise with people in an effective way. When you start working, you'll encounter people from a range of different backgrounds, each with different personalities. Studying PE will help you learn how to best communicate with people in a team in order to produce the best results.
The following link will give examples to future progression after studying Physical Education in St Andrew's.