Physical Education – GCSE

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Expectations of Students?

Students are expected to come with the correct equipment for every lesson, including lessons where they may be injured. In this case students will not take an active part in the performance part of the lesson but may be required to act as a coach or an official. The course compiles of both Practical (30%) and Theory (70%) elements.


What Will I Learn?

Practically students will be able to enhance their skills in three sports/activities and develop them to improve performance. Students will cover a wide range of topics in the theory including:

Applied Anatomy and Physiology, Movement Analysis, Sports Psychology, Fitness and Wellbeing and Influences on Sport.


How Will I Be Assessed?

The Pearson Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9–1) in Physical Education consists of two externally-examined papers and two non-examined assessment components.

Components 1 and 2 will be assessed in May/June in any single year. Components 3 and 4 may be assessed at any point during the course, with marks submitted by the centre prior to moderation. Moderation will take place in the same year as the written examinations.


What Different Types of Activities Will I Do Over Time to Help Me Learn?

Students will have to choose one Individual sport/activity, one team sport/activity and then another one from either category.


How Will This Help Me to Progress to the Next Year or Key Stage?
  • This GCSE is recommended if a student wishes to study PE in Further Education.
  • It can lead into many careers from PE Teacher to Physiotherapist.