Whilst only some students will be studying GCSE PE, all students at Key Stage 4 take part in PE lessons, building on the foundations established at KS3 and developing their fitness, endurance, physical skills and
personal development. It is true what they say about a healthy body making a healthy mind and all students are encouraged to take their opportunities in PE seriously. There are also morning and afternoon sports clubs for Key Stage 4 students.
Broad and topical theory content that keeps students engaged, whilst also teaching about the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle. There is a vast choice of roles and activities for practical assessment catering for a wide variety of individual needs. There is lots of Sports Science content, so the course is not just about practical ability. A great way to gain a deep understanding of sport holistically, especially if you have a desire to study any career
path surrounding sport at university GCSE PE students have an additional 6 lessons of PE per fortnight on top of their core PE lessons. The course takes place over two years and consists of practical and theoretical components.
- Students are assessed in three assessment activities. One must be a team activity, one an individual activity and the third assessment can be from either. For practical assessments, candidates will be assessed on a variety of criteria:
- Acquiring and developing skills and techniques;
- Evaluating and adapting their own performance;
- Demonstrating an understanding and practical application of the rules/laws and conventions of the physical activity;
- Demonstrating an understanding of health and safety issues and their practical application.
Not only will candidates develop and improve their skills, fitness and understanding within the sporting activities covered, they will also acquire vital life skills such as communication, cooperation, leadership and teamwork. You will be marked out of 10 for each practical sport you perform in.
Team activity list
Association football, Badminton, Basketball, Camogie, Cricket, Dance, Gaelic football, Handball, Hockey, Hurling, Lacrosse, Netball, Rowing, Rugby League, Rugby Union , Squash, Table tennis, Tennis, Volleyball.
Individual activity list
Amateur boxing, Athletics, Badminton, Canoeing/kayaking (slalom), Canoeing/kayaking (sprint), Cycling, Dance, Diving, Golf, Gymnastics (artistic), Equestrian, Rock climbing, Sculling, Skiing, Snowboarding, Squash, Swimming, Table tennis, Tennis, Trampolining.
Practical: 40% (this includes one individual sport, one team sport and one more of either)