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PHYSICAL EDUCATION  
INTRODUCTION

 ‘Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does.’ (Nelson Mandela).
GCSE Physical Education has been designed to allow students to study in an academic setting, allowing them to critically analyse and evaluate performance and apply their experience of practical activities in developing their knowledge and understanding of the subject

 
EXAM BOARD OCR (Awaiting Accreditation)  
STRUCTURE OF
COURSE
UNIT: 1                                               UNIT: 2  

     

Physical Factors Affecting              Socio-Cultural Issues                             Performance                                   and Sports Psychology

 

                                  UNIT: 3    
                      Practical Performance &
Analysing and Evaluating Performance (AEP)
   
ASSESSMENT

Component 1: 1 hour written examination (30%)
Component 2: 1 hour written examination (30%)
Component 3: Practical assessment of 3 physical activities (30%) & AEP (10%)

CONTENT
UNIT: 1

In this section students will develop knowledge and understanding of the basic structures and functions of body systems that are particularly important to physical activity, whilst also learning about physical training and injury prevention.

UNIT: 2 In this section students will develop their knowledge of socio-cultural influences that impact on participation and performance in physical activities including: commercialisation of sport, ethical and cultural issues, sport psychology and health, fitness and well-being
UNIT: 3 In this section students will be assessed in 3 physical activities from a set list. They will be marked on skills during individual and team tasks as well as general performance skills. Students will also be required to analyse and evaluate their performance in a coursework task worth 10% of their final grade.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Learners take components: 01, 02 and 03 or 01, 02 and 04 to be awarded the OCR GCSE (9-1) in Computer Science.

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