Key Stage 4 GCSE PE

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Course Overview


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GCSE Physical Education

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There are 3 components to GCSE Physical Education:

Component 1
The Human Body and Movement in Physical Activity and Sport
Movement analysis
Physical training
Applied anatomy and physiology
Written exam - 1 hour 15 mins
Component 2
Socio-Cultural Influences and Well-being in Physical Activity and Sport
Health, fitness and well-being
Sport psychology
Socio-cultural influences
Written exam - 1 hour 15 mins
Component 3
Non-Exam Assessment
Practical assessment in individual activities and team activities
Written Coursework
Practical Assessment

Component 3: Practical Assessment

Students have to be assessed in 3 activities from the list below. One activity must be from the individual list and one from the team list. The third activity can be from either list.

Team Activities Individual Activities
Football Athletics
Badminton (Doubles) Skiing or snowboarding
Tennis (Doubles) Gymnastics
Cricket Trampolining
Hockey Dance (Solo performance)
Netball Swimming
Rugby (League or Union) Tennis (Singles)
Squash (Doubles) Badminton (Singles)
Table Tennis (Doubles) Table Tennis (Singles)
Dance (Group Dance) Squash (Singles)

Where next?

GCSE PE could lead into further study in PE, Performing Arts, Expressive Arts and Health and Nutrition. You will develop your practical skills whilst also learning about the rules and regulations of competition in your port. PE theory will develop your understanding of how the body functions which could be used in many biological disciplines including physiotherapy and sports science.

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