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GCSE Physical Education

Studying GCSE Physical Education will open your eyes to the amazing world of sports performance. Not only will you have the chance to perform in three different sports through the non-exam assessment component, you will also develop wide ranging knowledge into the how and why of Physical activity and sport.

The combination of physical performance and academic challenge provides an exciting opportunity for students. You can perform, and then through the academic study learn how to improve your performance through the application of the theory.

 Content Overview

 Unit 01: Physical Factors affecting Performance (30% of the final grade)

There are two topics: Applied anatomy and physical training. This is assessed by a written examination at the end of Year 11.

Unit 02: Socio-cultural issues and sports psychology (30% of the final grade)

There are three topics: Socio-cultural influences, Sports Psychology and health, fitness and well-being. This is assessed by a written examination at the end of Year 11

Unit 03: Performance in Physical Education (40% of the final grade)

Students are assessed in performing three practical activities and one performance analysis task.

Where will this take me?

This course is not just an excellent base for an A level in Physical Education, it can take you much further. For those of you fascinated by the human mind, why not carry on to Psychology? For people into the why of the human race this carries you through to sociology. This is also an excellent additional qualification for those undertaking the sciences with the intention to move through into medicine or physiotherapy routes.

Year 10 Core PE

Term 1

Boys: Trampolining & Football

Girls: Handball & Outdoor and Adventurous Activities


Term 2

Boys: Basketball & Outdoor and Adventurous Activities

Girls: Volleyball & Boxercise

Term 3

Boys: Golf & Softball

Girls: Ultimate Frisbee and Rounders

Year 11 Core PE

In Year 11, pupils can choose which activities they want to study further and enhance their knowledge, skills and understanding.

Term 1 Options



Term 2 Options



Term 3 Options


Table Tennis