GCSE Physical Education

AQA: GCSE PHYSICAL EDUCATION 8582                                                                                                                                   OPTION SUBJECT

INTRODUCTION

For those students who have enjoyed Physical Education in Years 7–9 and achieved a good level of competence, we offer the opportunity to study the subject as a GCSE.        

The new PE GCSE seeks to build on the skills and experience gained in the lower part of the School.

The course has moved closer to sports science covering new topics including sports psychology and movement analysis. The content is covered by two exams and a practical assessment.

Practical performance in different physical activities is essential to completing the course.

As the world of sport moves forward in the 21st Century, we endeavour to echo it in our teaching of the subject utilising the School’s technology and strength and conditioning suite.

Paper 1: The human body and movement in physical activity and sport Paper 2: Socio-cultural influences and well-being in Physical activity and sport Non-exam assessment: Practical performance in physical activity and sport

What's assessed

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

 

What's assessed

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

 

Whats assessed

  • Practical performance in three different 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 an individual activity)
  • Analysis and evaluation of performance to bring about improvement in one activity

 

 

 

How it's assessed

  • Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • 78 marks
  • 30% of GCSE

How it's assessed

  • Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes     
  • 78 marks
  • 30% of GCSE

How it's assessed

  • Assessed by teachers
  • Moderated by AQA
  • 100 marks
  • 40% of GCSE

Questions

  • Answer all the questions
  • A mixture of multiple choice/objective test questions, short answer questions and extended answer question

Questions

  • Answer all the questions
  • A mixture of multiple choice/objective test questions, short answer questions and extended answer question

Questions

  • For each of their three activities, students will be assessed in skills in progressive drills (10 marks per activity) and in the full context (15 marks per activity)
  • Students will be assessed on their analysis (15 marks) and evaluation (10 marks) of performance to bring about improvement in one activity

BEYOND GCSE

This course is the ideal start to sports science based higher and further education courses, including the Cambridge Technical Course or an A level.

This GCSE also lends itself well to Biology, Media Studies, Physics and Psychology.

This course is ideal for any passionate sports person who is looking to gain a greater insight to theirs and other’s performance.