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GCSE PE - Physical Education
Content of course
For sports lovers and budding physiotherapists, future professional footballers or someone who is enthusiastic about health and fitness, this is the course for you! The PE GCSE at the Academy offers exciting opportunities to be involved in a range of physical activities from basketball to climbing, trampolining to rugby, rounder's to football; all of which promote an active and healthy lifestyle.
The practical element of the GCSE course makes up 60% of your marks. After participating in a range of sports, you get to select your four best to be examined in either as a player/participant, official or leader. You will be expected to be able to talk about performance, rules and tactics in your chosen sports and plan a personal exercise programme which will help you to improve your performance.
The other 40% of your marks are externally assessed through a written examination. This exam is about health, fitness, training, diet, body systems and the benefits of exercise. Much of the teaching and learning of these topics is done practically allowing you to understand ideas such as methods of training for improvement in sports, how the muscles and joints of the body work and the effect a certain diet can have on the body.
We have an outstanding practical record in the Academy making us a brilliant option if you love taking part in sport and all things sport related!
GCSE PE is the ideal preparation for the A level in PE, as well as for vocational qualifications such as BTEC’s in Sport and Exercise sciences. The course develops not only your sporting /coaching/leading ability in a range of sports, but offers you a range of transferable skills such as team work, leadership, independence and energy, all of which employers look for. Typical jobs taken by people who study the PE GCSE are: physiotherapy, coaching, fitness instruction and personal training, teaching as well as being a professional athlete or in the Armed Forces.
Useful page links
Revision - Letts revision guides and Edexcel revision guides for PE are available at all bookshops and online.
Sam learning - There is an excellent array of practise questions and tasks relating to each of the units studied on the Sam Learning site. We also use for homework tasks and revision exercises.
- Exam dates. The GCSE exam is at the end of May each year.
- Students taking up GCSE PE in September 2012 will sit their exam in May 2015.
- Edexcel GCSE Physical Education Student Book, Scott T. Pearson 2009