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GCSE PE

(Grades 9 to 1)

Exam Board: Edexcel

What Will I Learn?

Students will receive a well-rounded and full introduction to the world of PE, sport and sport science by developing an understanding of how the mind and body works in relation to performance in physical activity. Topics covered in the theory element of the course include applied anatomy and physiology, movement analysis, physical training, use of data, health, fitness and well-being, sport psychology and sociocultural influences in PE. Activities covered in the practical element include basketball, football, netball, badminton, fitness, table tennis, trampolining and coaching amongst many others.

How Will I Learn?

 GCSE PE students will be given an additional 4 lessons of PE each week. This will normally be split into a double lesson of practical PE and two single lessons of theory.

How Will I Be Assessed?

You will be assessed in 4 ways:

 

Component 1: Fitness and Body Systems - Written examination: 1 hour and 45 minutes which makes up 36% of your final mark.

 

Component 2: Health and Performance - Written examination: 1 hour and 15 minutes

24% of your final mark.

 

Component 3: Practical Performance – Practical assessment: internally marked and externally moderated which makes up 30% of your final mark.

 

Component 4: Personal Exercise Programme - coursework assessment: internally marked and externally moderated which makes up 10% of your final mark

 Where Might It Lead?

 Colleges and Universities value GCSE PE as a qualification as it demonstrates students’ practical and academic abilities as well as dedication, commitment and organisational skills. Future careers could include coaching, teaching, physiotherapy, sports management, sports scientist and fitness instructor amongst many others. GCSE PE is a strong qualification to have alongside other academic subjects and so is beneficial which ever career path you chose to follow.