If you have enjoyed the practical side of PE during years 7, 8 and 9 you now have the opportunity to develop that aspect and to study the theoretical side of PE and Sport.
Your GCSE PE lessons will be in addition to your core PE lessons each week.
PE kit remains the same. A regular commitment to extra-curricular activities is needs to be successful in this course.
You will spend approximately 3/4 your lessons in a classroom. Homework is set weekly and at the end of the course you have 2 written examinations that are multiple choice short and long answers.
Paper 1: 1 hour and 45 minutes
The human body and movement in physical activity and sport.
Applied anatomy and physiology, Movement analysis, Physical training and use of data.
Paper 2: 1 hour and 45 minutes
Sociocultural influences and wellbeing in physical activity and sport.
Health, fitness and well being, sport psychology, socio-cultural influences and use of data.
Non-examination assessment: 30%
Practical Performance in physical activity and sport
You will be assessed by a practical examination that’s for 30% of your GCSE grade.
Students must be assessed in 3 different activities (1 team, 1 individual and 1 from either list as a performer)
Non-examination Performance analysis: 10%
Personal Exercise Programme (PE)
· Students develop their ability to analyse and evaluate their personal fitness to improve/optimise performance in physical activity/sport
· Must cover 6-8 week period up to a combined duration of 12 hours in any physical activity