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Physical Education


The GCSE Physical Education course is designed to:

  • encourage the purposeful and enjoyable study of physical education;
  • allow pupils the opportunity to participate in a broad and balanced course;
  • allow pupils to select practical activities that take account of previous achievements, personal interest and individual level of motivation;
  • enable pupils to acquire self esteem, respect for themselves and others and develop a commitment to an active lifestyle.

We aim to ensure the teaching of the theory elements to arise from and during the practical activities as much as possible.

The aims of the course:

  • become increasingly physically competent through being actively involved in a range of physical activities;
  • become increasingly effective in their performance in different types of physical activity such as player / participant, leader and official;
  • develop their ability to engage independently and successfully in the processes of different types of physical activity;
  • develop and maintain their involvement in physical activity as part of a healthy active lifestyle.



Unit 1: Factors affecting exercise, performance, health, well-being and lifestyle choices

Written Paper: 1 hour 30 minutes

100 marks (80 UMS)

Section A (20%)

Compulsory questions to test knowledge and understanding of physical fitness its assessments and factors affecting participation, provision and performance in sporting, health and wellbeing activities.

Section B (20%)

Compulsory questions to test knowledge and understanding of physical, psychological and tactical / technical factors that have an influence on performance, health and well-being.

Unit 2: Performance in Physical Education (60%)]

Practical Controlled Assessments ( 4 different activities, 15% for each)120 marks (120 UMS)

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