Physical Education at Key Stage 4 helps students develop personally and socially. They work as individuals, in groups and in teams, developing concepts of fairness and of personal and social responsibility. Through our programme they take on different roles and responsibilities, including leadership, coaching and officiating. Through the range of experiences that PE offers, they learn how to be effective in competitive, creative and challenging situations.
| ||Option 1 |
|September – October ||Outdoor Education |
|October – December ||Leadership |
|January - February ||Sports Education |
|February – March ||Athletics |
|April – May ||Tournaments |
|May - June ||Tournaments |
All students continue to have compulsory Physical Education in Year 10. This tends to be more recreationally based and there is no qualification at the end. If you choose to do the GCSE course you will study both the practical and theoretical aspects of Physical Education in a critical manner.
The GCSE PE course provides an excellent opportunity to understand how the mind and body works at rest and during different types of activity. It gives students the opportunity to excel when performing and to develop the attributes of a coach and official. This is a difficult and demanding course that requires not only sporting but also academic ability.
The course is divided into two parts, Theory and Practical.
Paper 1: Written paper: 1 hour 45 minutes 40%
This paper is in three parts:
Part I – multiple-choice
Part 2 – short-answer questions
Part 3 – scenario questions
Practical Coursework: 25%
Analysis of Performance 10%
Final Practical Assessment: 25%
Total marks from Practical Assessment: 60%
It is required that GCSE PE students will participate regularly in sport through school teams, after-school activities and in their own time to reinforce the skills learnt during the course.