Physical Education

Head of Department: Mr T. Yates

Qualification: GCSEExam Board: AQAExam/NEA split: 60% Exam 40% NEA

Paper 1: The human body and movement in physical activity and sport

Weighting: 30%

Written Exam: 1 hour 15 minutes 

A mixture of question styles that assess the following areas:

  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Movement analysis
  • Physical training
  • Use of data 

Paper 2: Socio-cultural influences and well-being in physical activity and sport

Weighting: 30%

Written Exam: 1 hour 15 minutes

A mixture of question styles that assess the following areas:

  • Sports psychology
  • Socio-cultural influences
  • Health, fitness and well-being
  • Use of data

Unit 3: Practical performance in physical activity and sport

Weighting: 40%

Non-Exam Assessment

Practical performance in three different physical activities in the role of player/performer (one in a team activity, one in an individual activity and a third in either a team or in an individual activity).

Analysis and evaluation of performance to bring about improvement in one activity.

Course Summary:

The exam board have worked closely with teachers and the Youth Sport Trust to develop a new GCSE Physical Education specification that will inspire teaching and learning. New and contemporary topics will help students of all abilities to develop a well-rounded skill set and prepare them for progression to further studies.The updated specification focuses on all areas of sport and physical activity with the strong maintenance of practical physical assessment balanced with a rigorous theoretical base, where students will study wider elements of sports psychology and the human anatomy. Students will have the opportunity to encounter a number of sports in practical sessions and will be encouraged to participate in wider school enrichment activities based around sport and physical activity as well as continuing with practical core PE sessions.

More Details: AQA - Physical Education