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Physical Education

Studying GCSE PE will allow you to gain knowledge and understanding of how the human body works and responds to physical activity and exercise.  Moreover, you will learn about the benefits of playing competitive sport and taking part in physical activity to gain further understanding of the importance of living a healthy and active lifestyle.  You will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of competitive sports and physical activities, including a range of team sports, individual performances and outdoor adventurous activities including rock climbing and road cycling.

How are the topics/units structured?

Pupils will study five lessons of GCSE PE per fortnight, plus their core compulsory PE.  Three of the five GCSE PE lessons will be classroom based, studying the theoretical content of Paper 1 and Paper 2.  Paper 1 includes three topics based on The Human Body and Movement in Physical Education and Sport.  Paper 2 includes three topics based on socio-cultural influences and well-being in physical education and sport.

Paper 1

Paper 2

The Human Body and Movement in Physical Activity in Sport.  What’s assessed:

  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Movement analysis
  • Physical training
  • Use of data

Socio-cultural influences and well-being in physical activity and sport.  What’s assessed:

  • Sports psychology
  • Socio-cultural influences
  • Health, fitness and well-being
  • Use of data

 

How will pupils be assessed?

Paper 1

* Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes

* 78 marks

* 30% of GCSE

Paper 2

* Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes

* 78 marks

* 30% of GCSE

Non-examined assessment - Practical and coursework

  • Three sports
  • 25 marks for each sport (10% each)
  • One written piece of coursework marked out of 25 (total of 10%)
  • 100 marks for practical and coursework in total
  • 40% of overall course

 
 
 

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