Our curriculum offers all students the chance to compete in sport and other activities which build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
GCSE PE gives students an in-depth understanding of factors which affect PE, sport and performance.
The course is assessed through two written examinations focusing on the human body, movement analysis, physical training, socio-cultural influences, sport psychology and health and wellbeing. Students will also undertake practical lessons where they will have the opportunity to develop their sporting performance. Their performance in three sports will be assessed along with the ability to analyse their own performance.
Areas of study:
Paper 1: The human body and movement in physical activity and sport
Paper 2: Socio-cultural influences, sport psychology and health, fitness and well-being.
Students are given an understanding of the socio-cultural influences, the psychological factors that can affect performers in physical activity and sport as well as the impact and benefits of health, fitness and well-being.
NEA: Practical performance in physical activity and sport
Students will be assessed in three practical activities, one of which must be an individual activity or one of which must be a team activity. Students will also complete a controlled assessment where they will be required to identify the strength and weaknesses of a sporting performance, then advise on how to improve upon it.