GCSE Physical Education
What do I need to know?
• Physical Education includes practical
and theoretical (class based) work.
• 60% is practical
• 40% is theory
• You will experience and
be assessed in a number
of different sports over
the two years.
Four assessments required:
• From at least two groups.
• For example you cannot be assessed
in only games, but must have an
activity such as athletics too!
• You can be assessed as a performer
(player), or as a coach or as an
• External assessments are allowed if
supported by filmed evidence, in 2
Tennis/Table Tennis Tennis
Indoor rowing Fitness
There are other activities on the syllabus which can be
assessed separately; swimming, martial arts; golf;
horse riding; rowing
•External Assessment - 40% of Single Award
Written Paper 1½ hours
•Section A - Objective tests and short answer
•Section B - Extended written answers,
based on a scenario issued as pre-release
• The demands of performance
– Aerobic Anaerobic exercise
– What is Leisure and recreation
• Health and Fitness
• Influence of the school on sport
– School sport partnerships
• Cultural and Social factors
– Leisure time
University – can lead to:
– PE Teacher
– Sports Psychology
• Sport writer
– Leisure industry
• Sport Centre management
Is it for me?
• If you can answer yes to the following
questions then GCSE Physical Education is
– I play sport regularly for a club or a school team.
– I enjoy taking part in all of my PE lessons
– I like a number of games/activities (not just
– I am well organised
– I try my best in lessons, even when I have an
- I have to bring kit to all practical lessons and
- I will work hard in activities I don’t like as I know it
affects the marks of others in the group if I don’t