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‘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.

UNIT: 1                                               UNIT: 2  


The human body and                       Socio-Cultural influences and well-movement in physical activity         being in physical activity and sport

and sport


                                            UNIT: 3                                                 
  Practical Performance in physical activity and sport
                      Non-exam assessment (NEA)
  • Component 1: 1 hour 15 minutes written examination (30%)
  • Component 2: 1 hour 15 minutes written examination (30%)
  • Component 3: Practical assessment of 3 physical activities (30%) & NEA (10%)

In this section students will develop knowledge and understanding of applied anatomy and physiology, movement analysis, physical training and the use of data. There are a total of 78 marks.

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. There are a total of 78 marks. 
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. Each sport and course work is marked out of 25.

If you have a passion for sport, are hardworking and enjoy learning about how the body works then studying PE at GCSE and beyond could be the subject for you. 



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