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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).

 

A GCSE in Physical Education will equip students with the knowledge, understanding, skills and values they need to be able to develop and maintain their performance in physical activities. Students will also gain understanding of how physical activities benefit health, fitness and well-being.

 
EXAM BOARD EDEXCEL  
STRUCTURE OF
COURSE
UNIT: 1                                               UNIT: 2  

     

Fitness and Body Systems             Health and Performance

 

   UNIT: 3                                             UNIT: 4    
   Health and Performance              Personal Exercise Programme                                                                      (PEP)      
ASSESSMENT
  • Unit 1: 1 hour and 45 minute written examination (36%)
  • Unit 2: 1 hour and 15 minute written examination (24%)
  • Unit 3: Practical assessment of 3 physical activities (30%)
  • Unit 4: Coursework (10%)
CONTENT
UNIT: 1

In this unit students will learn Applied Anatomy and Physiology, Movement Analysis, Physical Training and Use of Data. 

UNIT: 2 In this unit students will learn Health, Fitness and Well-being, Sport Psychology, Socio-cultural Influences and Use of Data. 
UNIT: 3 In this unit students must complete 3 physical activities from a set list. They will be marked on skills during individual and team tasks as well as general performance skills.
UNIT: 4 Students will produce a personal exercise programme (PEP) based on a fitness area. They will also be required to analyse and evaluate their performance.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

  • Sunday Times London State School of the Year 2019
  • Woodford 100 Years
  • Healthy School
  • Investors in Careers
  • London School Music Excellence Award 2018
  • Ofsted
  • Top 100 Stem School
  • ASGS
  • Research Mark
  • Travel Accreditation