Physical Education

Key Stage 4 Year 10

Physical Education – GCSE

 

Examination board: Edexcel

 

PE offers students the opportunity to develop their skills in a wide range of sports and activities, alongside helping them to improve upon their own performance. This course will be of particular interest to those students who wish to pursue a course based mainly on practical work.

 

Course Details

 

Students will have already been taught a variety of different activities in their PE lessons and this course will help them to build upon these basic skills. Throughout the course students learn about exercise, how the body works to help you exercise and then, through training, how the performance can be improved. This course contains one hour of theory work and two hours of practical work each week. After school, lunchtime and before school sessions are part of the students’ Home Learning. A minimum of two sporting activities per week are compulsory in order to improve and maintain standards of performance. Students opting for this course must be prepared to make this commitment.

 

The GCSE Physical Education course is made up of 60% practical activities and 40% written paper.

 

For the practical element, students must perform in four activities chosen from:


• Games activities
• Athletic activities
• Adventurous activities, and
• Swimming activities
• The course is designed to develop the student’s ability to observe and analyse different performances. In the final          assessment students will need to analyse performance in one of their chosen practical activities.

 

The Examination

 

There is one examination at the end of the course, which tests knowledge and understanding of the theory element. The examination is 1 hour and 30 minutes and involves short and long answer questions. This comprises 40% of the final mark.

 

The written paper consists of:


• Applied anatomy & physiology – (how the body works and how exercise affects the body).
• Why and how we take part in sport – (how and why we train, diet, body types, drugs and their affect on sporting        performance).

• Safety aspects in Sport – (prevention of injury, how to treat various injuries and risk assessment in physical activity).
 

 

Key Stage 4 Year 11

Physical Education – GCSE

 

Examination board: Edexcel

 

PE offers students the opportunity to develop their skills in a wide range of sports and activities, alongside helping them to improve upon their own performance. This course will be of particular interest to those students who wish to pursue a course based mainly on practical work.

 

Course Details

Students will have already been taught a variety of different activities in their PE lessons and this course will help them to build upon these basic skills. Throughout the course students learn about exercise, how the body works to help you exercise and then, through training, how the performance can be improved. This course contains one hour of theory work and two hours of practical work each week. After school, lunchtime and before school sessions are part of the students’ Home Learning. A minimum of two sporting activities per week are compulsory in order to improve and maintain standards of performance. Students opting for this course must be prepared to make this commitment.

 

The GCSE Physical Education course is made up of 60% practical activities and 40% written paper.

 

For the practical element, students must perform in four activities chosen from:


• Games activities
• Athletic activities
• Adventurous activities, and
• Swimming activities
• The course is designed to develop the student’s ability to observe and analyse different performances. In the final          assessment students will need to analyse performance in one of their chosen practical activities.

 

The Examination

 

There is one examination at the end of the course, which tests knowledge and understanding of the theory element. The examination is 1 hour and 30 minutes and involves short and long answer questions. This comprises 40% of the final mark.

 

The written paper consists of:
• Applied anatomy & physiology – (how the body works and how exercise affects the body).
• Why and how we take part in sport – (how and why we train, diet, body types, drugs and their affect on sporting        performance).

• Safety aspects in Sport – (prevention of injury, how to treat various injuries and risk assessment in physical activity).
 

 

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