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  • The Physical Education course offers students the opportunity to develop skills in a wide range of sports and activities and helps to improve personal performance.
  • The course involves participating in a range of practical activities as well as developing the knowledge to improve the student’s own ability in these activities. For students who find pleasure in sport, this will therefore be a very enjoyable course.  Students receive 5 lessons per fortnight, this will be a mixture of both practical and theory lessons.
  • Throughout the course students learn and develop new skills and techniques through a range of different activities.
  • A good grade at GCSE will help you move on to any AS, Advanced GCE or Advanced VCE course. This subject will support careers in the sport and leisure industry, travel and tourism, and teaching.


  • Netball
  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Rugby
  • Dance
  • Volleyball
  • Table Tennis
  • Athletics
  • Cricket
  • Handball
  • Fitness
  • Badminton
  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Movement analysis
  • Physical training
  • Use of data in sport
  • Sports psychology
  • Socio-cultural influences
  • Health, fitness and well being


Key assessment details:

The Two exams at the end of the course, will make up 60% of the overall grade and will test knowledge and understanding of the theory element of the course. (Component 1 will test knowledge related to Fitness and Body Systems. Component 2 will test candidate’s knowledge on Health and Performance. Both exams will involve a variety of multiple choice, short answer and longer essay-styled questions.

The final practical mark is worth 40% of the total grade and students need to offer three practical activities for assessment as a player/performer.  Alongside their practical assessments, students will need to complete a written analysis of performance on one of their three sports.

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