GCSE Physical Education

Course Description


The GCSE PE course is for those students who enjoy PE and different practical activities.


Course Content

For the practical lessons students will cover a range of different activities including badminton, handball, table tennis, netball and football.

Students will also study a range of theoretical components including Physical training, Socio-cultural influences, Sports psychology and Health, fitness and well-being.





60% Theory in the form of 2 one hour exams.

  • Exam 1:Physical factors affecting performance
  • Exam 2: Socio-cultural issues and sports psychology


30% Practical Assessment

  • Students will be assessed in a number of different activities and marked out of 20, with their best 3 marks being put forward. If they participate in any offsite activities they can provide video evidence for these.

10% coursework

  • Analysing and evaluating performance.



Future Opportunities

Students could progress onto the A level PE course or onto BTEC Level 3 at KS5.


There are leadership opportunities that students can get involved with and be assessed as an official.

Further Information