Examination Board: Edexcel
What is the aim of the course?
The course aims to allow students to experience and excel in various roles within sport and develop their understanding of how the body responds during and after exercise. GCSE PE is delivered into 2 main areas, practical and theory units with a lot of theory being delivered directly into a practical teaching environment.
Practical performance: You can choose to demonstrate your ability in 3 sports. One team activity, one individual activity and one other. The sports offered are wide and varied and can accommodate external activities such as karate, judo, rock climbing.
The theory content looks at a wide variety of areas, from starting and ways to sustain involvement in Physical Activity to understanding what health, fitness and exercise is and how it can be tested, trained and improved. Students will also have the opportunity to complete their own 6 weeks training programme as part of their controlled assessment to fully implement their knowledge and understanding. The full GCSE course which is 70% will look at two main components Fitness and Body Systems and Health and Performance, the topics to cover are applied anatomy and physiology, movement analysis, physical training, use of data, health, fitness and well-being, sport psychology and socio-cultural influences.
How is your work assessed?
3 areas to be assessed which can include performing andofficiating as well as a 6 weeks training program.
2 written exams (1 hour and 45 minutes and 1 hour and 15 minutes) covering all the areas mentioned above.
What qualification will I get?
GCSE in Physical Education.