Physical Education


Students will cover a range of sports in KS3 including; Football, Netball, Dance, Gymnastics, Basketball, Swimming, Badminton, Table Tennis, Rounders, Cricket and Athletics. Students will have 3 lessons over a two-week timetable.  


All students will have 1 games lesson a week. Students will cover sports such as Football, Handball, Basketball, Volleyball, Athletics, Cricket, Rounders, Aerobics, Trampolining and Fitness.


GCSE PE is an excellent course for anyone who enjoys sport and has a strong interest in studying the human body and sporting performance. The new GCSE PE course is heavily based on sport and exercise science. Like many of the GCSE reforms, PE has dramatically changed in the new course. Overall, practical will make up 30% of the course with the theoretical work comprising 70% including the development and implementation of a Personal Exercise Programme.  
Theory - Students will study a number of different aspects of sport and exercise science, including, the structure and functions of the musculo-skeletal and cardio-respiratory systems, anaerobic and aerobic energy systems, the methods and principles of training and sports injuries. In sport psychology, students will look at SMART target setting and mental preparation for sport. Students will also study wider issues associated with health, fitness and well-being, including the role of nutrition.   
Practical - Students will be entered for 3 practical sports; one will be an individual activity and one team activity with students then entered for one further activity which will be either team or individual. Students will also design and complete a personal exercise plan (PEP). 

What will I learn and how will it be assessed?

Components Content Assessment
Component 1: Fitness and Body Systems
  • Applied Anatomy and Physiology
  • Movement Analysis
  • Physical Training
1 hour and 45 minute exam
90 marks
Component 2: Health and Performance
  • Health, Fitness and well-being
  • Sports Psychology
  • Socio-cultural influences
1 hour and 15 minute exam
70 marks
  • Consists of multiple-choice, short answer and extended writing questions
Component 3: Practical Performance
  • Skills during individual activities
  • Skills during team activities
90 marks
Component 4: Personal Exercise Programme (PEP)
  • Analysis of proposed PEP
  • Carry out and monitor the PEP
  • Evaluation of the PEP
20 marks
What Does it Prepare Me For in the Future?
GCSE PE can lead to further education in either A-Level or BTEC Sport and then to University to study the Sport and Exercise Sciences.