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KS4 Physical Education

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What do you study?

Practical Performance

Develop your ability and aptitude in physical activities, demonstrating a range of skills and techniques.

Health, Fitness and Wellbeing

Explore the benefits of participating in physical activity and sport to health, fitness and wellbeing.

Physical Training

Understand different methods and principles of training in order to plan, monitor and evaluate exercise and training programmes.

Sport Psychology

Investigate psychological factors that can affect performance.

Socio-Cultural Influences

Evaluate factors that impact on physical activity and sport, and the impact of sport on society.

Anatomy and Physiology

Understand key body systems and how they impact on health, fitness and performance in sport.

Why study GCSE Physical Education?

If you enjoy participating in physical activity and sport then this is the perfect course for you!  It will give you an in-depth insight into a wide variety of topics through engaging activities.  Practical lessons will help further enhance your ability and fitness as a performer, while theory lessons will develop your knowledge and understanding of the subject.  A GCSE PE qualification will also provide a pathway into a career in a sporting industry.

Please note:  We will be advising students as to the appropriate PE course for them (GCSE or Cambridge National) at the Year 9 Parents’ Evening.

How is the course assessed? 

Two Examinations (60%) and Practical (40%)

60% theory based on two external examinations.  Both exams will include multiple choice questions, short answers and extended answers.

40% practical based on three activities (one individual, one team and one of either) as a performer and a written piece of coursework.  

Graded 1-9 with 9 being the highest.

Key Vocabulary Lists