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GCSE Physical Education

Syllabus: GCSE Physical education

Course: Edexcel

Website: www.edexcel.com

Course overview

The GCSE course is in addition to the core PE programme and leads to a full GCSE award. It is important that the students enjoy physical exercise and that he/she shows a strong commitment to extra-curricular activities.  PE offers students the opportunity to develop their skills in a wide range of sports and activities and helps to improve performance. Students will learn about exercise, how the body works to help you exercise and then through training how performance can be improved.

The course also allows students to develop a wide range of personal skills through involvement in physical activity.

Course content

Component 1: Fitness and Body Systems

Written examination: 1hour & 45 minutes

36% of the qualification

Content overview

  • Topic 1: Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Topic 2: Movement analysis
  • Topic 3: Physical training
  • Topic 4: Use of data

Assessment overview

The assessment consists of multiple-choice, short answer and extended writing questions.

Component 2: Health and Performance

Written examination: 1hour & 15 minutes

24% of the qualification

Content overview

  • Topic 1: Health, fitness and well-being
  • Topic 2: Sport Psychology
  • Topic 3: Social-cultural influences
  • Topic 4: Use of data

Assessment overview

The assessment consists of multiple-choice, short answer and extended writing questions.

Component 3: Practical Performance

Non- examined assessment: Internally marked and externally moderated

30% of the qualification

Content overview

  • Skills during individual and team activities
  • General performance skills

Assessment overview

The assessment consists of students completing three physical activities from a set list.

One must be a team, one must be an individual activity and the final activity can be a free choice.

Component 4: Personal Exercise Programme

Non-examined assessment: Internally marked and externally moderated

10% of the qualification

Content overview

  • Aim and planning a analysis
  • Carrying out and monitoring the PEP
  • Evaluation of the PEP

Assessment overview

The assessment consists of students producing a Personal Exercise Programme (PEP), and will require students to analyse and evaluate their performance.