KS4 Physical Education
Specification: GCSE Physical Education AQA (8582)
This course provides the opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding of the contemporary topics that underpin performance and involvement in physical activity and sport.
- Applied anatomy and physiology
- Movement analysis
- Physical training
- Use of data
- Sports psychology
- Socio-cultural influences
- Health, fitness and well-being
What should students expect to do during the course?
The course is interesting and wide-ranging but demanding. A common misconception students have is that PE is an easy, practical subject.
The GCSE is weighted toward the theory component which has a scientific element which challenges many students. You will receive two double lessons per week and at certain times of the year one will be practical and one theory.
Assessment (graded 9- 1)
The course will be graded in numerical format of 9-1. Grade 9 being equivalent to an A*, grade 5 equivalent to a C and grade 1 to a G.
Theory component 60% 2 written exams (1 hr 15 mins each)
Practical component 30% practical performance, 10% analysis coursework
Your practical performance will involve an internal assessment/ external moderation in 3 activities (at least 1 in a team activity and 1 individual). You will also complete an analysis and evaluation of your performance to bring about improvement in 1 activity.
Progression into Sixth Form
A qualification in this course will provide the natural grounding for following A level PE or standalone providing a skill set that prepares students for further study post-16.