Physical Education (KS4)
The GCSE PE course consists of 2 hours of theory and 2 hours of practical a week. The theory aspect of the course represents 70% of the final grade. There will be 2 theory exams to sit in the summer of year 11. Paper 1 is on Physical factors affecting performance such as the skeletal and muscular systems, physical training and components of fitness. Paper 2 consists of Socio-cultural influences such as engagement patterns, commercialisation, ethical issues, psychology and skill development.
30% of the course will be based on practical ability. Candidates will have be assessed in either 2 team games and 1 individual sport or 2 individual sports and 1 team game.
10% of the practical score is also allocated to the AEP which comprises of a research project in the candidates chosen sport.
Those who choose GCSE PE will need to represent the school at a minimum of 1 sport and be actively playing sport outside school.