GCSE Physical Education

The course:

Students will study the GCSE PE full course. We follow the Edexcel examining board sepcification. The theory element of the course is worth 60% and the practical element 40%. Therefore we strongly recommend that students who choose the course play at least one sport (from the Edexcel list) ‘to a good standard’ outside of school and play a different sport in or for school. Otherwise they will struggle to gain many marks form the practical part of the course and may therefore not succeed overall. A commitment and dedication to PE and sport both in and out of school is very important.

 

The theory part of the course is split into two units and is worth 60% in total.

 

Component 1: Fitness and Body Systems

- Topic 1: Applied anatomy and physiology

- Topic 2: Movement analysis

- Topic 3: Physical training

- Topic 4: Use of data

 

Assessment:

- This unit is assessed through an externally set examination.
- The examination is 1 hour and 45 minutes. The exam is worth 36% of the qualification and 90 marks are available.

 

Component 2 - Health and Performance

- Topic 1: Health, fitness and wellbeing

- Topic 2: Sport Psychology

- Topic 3: Socio-Cultural influences

- Topic 4: Use of data

 

Assessment:

- This unit is assessed through an externally set examination.
- The examination is 1 hour and 15 minutes. The exam is worth 24% of the qualification and 70 marks are available.

 

Practical Performance

All students need to offer three performance/sports from the Edexcel list. One of these must be a team sport, one an individual and the other either team or individual. For example; Football, Badminton and Cricket OR Netball, Swimming and Athletics.

 

Assessment:

This unit is externally moderated. The total raw mark available is 35. Students are likely to have to video their own performances

 

Students will also complete a controlled assessment known as a Personal Exercise Programme (PEP). This will be based on a sport of their choice and will be written in school around their own concepts of this sport.