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Physical Education

Why Study PE?  

Physical Education is a varied subject which offers links with Biology and Food and Nutrition. You will develop your knowledge of health and fitness and acquire a variety of life skills such as leadership, communication, teamwork, organisation and the ability to critically analyse. These skills are highly valued in further education and the world of work.  

Students will take part in theory and practical lessons in school and are required to gain video evidence of the sports that they perform in outside of school.  

The Course  

Paper 1 – The human body and movement in physical activity and sport: 1 hour and 15 minutes 

  • Applied anatomy and physiology  
  • Movement analysis  
  • Physical training  
  • Use of data   
  • 78 marks  
  • 30% of GCSE   

Paper 2 – Socio-cultural influences and well-being in physical activity and sport: 1 hour and 15 minutes  

  • Sports psychology  
  • Socio-cultural influences  
  • Health, fitness and well-being  
  • Use of data   
  • 78 marks  
  • 30% of GCSE   

Practical performance in physical activity and sport  

  • Students are assessed in 3 sports – one individual activity, one team activity and a third in either a team or an individual activity and a written piece of coursework which involves analysis and evaluation of sporting performance.    
    Students must obtain video evidence from sports inside and outside of school and submit this via online uploads or via a USB stick.
    An internal assessment and external moderation – 40% of GCSE – 100 marks.


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