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Key Stage 4 PE

GCSE Physical Education

Current Year 11 (2017 finish): 

What is GCSE Physical Education all about?

PE offers an opportunity to develop  skills in a wide range of sports and activities. The course gives pupils a wide theoretical knowledge of sports physiology, the body in action and the factors which can have positive and negative effects on sports performance.

There are 3 assessment components:

Practical Assessment – 50%   Students are required to offer four performances, in practical contexts, in the role of either a player, official or as a leader / coach. At least two of the four performances must be in a different sport.

Example 1:    Role 1:          Football Coach

Role 2:    Football Referee

Role 3:    Football Performer

Role 4:    Cricket Performer


Example 2:    Role 1:          Football performer

Role 2:    Athletics performer

Role 3:    Tennis Performer

Role 4:    Cricket Performer


Theory – 40%    There is one exam at the end of the course which will test knowledge and understanding of the theory element of the course. The exam is 1 hour and 30 minutes and involve short questions that enable students to apply their understanding of the factors affecting participation.

Analysis of Performance – 10%     Assessment is based on 1 sport in these 5 main areas:

Rules, regulations and terminology

  1. Observe and analyse performance
  2. Evaluate performance
  3. Plan strategies, tactics and practices
  4. Plan a Personal Exercise Programme (PEP)

GCSE PE Specification Y11


Current Year 10 (2018 finish onward): 

GCSE PE Specification Y10


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