Key Stage 3 Curriculum
Qualification: GCSE Exam Board: Edexcel
Is PE GCSE for you?
You need to like sport!
You need to be physically fit/ or be prepared to get fit.
You should have good participation levels
We would like you to play sport for school/participate in extra-curricular activities/assist with coaching younger year groups.
It would be an advantage if you played a sport out of school at a high level.
There are lots of sports available to be assessed in including horse riding, skiing etc.
You need to be a good standard in Science, English and Maths.
What Will You Do?
You will learn more advanced skills and tactics for a range of sports. You put forward your 3 best sports which you then perform in front of an examiner on a moderation day.
Theory: The theory is divided into 2 components:
- Component 1: Fitness and body systems- covering anatomy and physiology, movement analysis, physical training and the use of data.
- Component 2: Health and performance- covering health, fitness and wellbeing, sport psychology, socio-cultural influences and the use of data.
Coursework: Personal Exercise Programme –
Aim and planning, Carrying out the PEP, evaluation of the PEP
Key Stage 4 Curriculum
This is 30% of your final mark. You will be given a mark out of 35 for your 3 best sports. One sports must be a team game, one an individual sport and the third sport can be either.
You will also need to complete coursework component of a Personal Exercise Programme. This is 10% of your final grade.
This is 60% of your final mark
You will take 2 written exams of 1 hour 45 minutes and 1 hour 15 minutes.
Possible Career Options:
- Sports Coach
- Sports Professional
- Personal Instructor
- Sports Nutritionist
- Police officer/Firefighter/Armed forces
- AS/A2 in PE
- BTEC ND in Sports Science
- BTEC ND in Sport