The examination leads towards either a single award or double award GCSE in Physical Education using the new AQA specifications. The course is a very useful tool enabling students to enter into an A level course in Physical Education, BTEC or directly into the leisure industry.
The final grade is based upon:
- 40% written paper
- 60% controlled assessment marked by School staff.
Written Examination Assessment (40%)
The examination is made up of multiple choice, short answer questions and scenario-based questions.
The theory course will include:
- The roles of the active participant and individual differences
- Effects of fatigue and stress on performance
- The difference between aerobic and anaerobic exercise
- Health, fitness and a healthy lifestyle
- Training and diet
Some aspects of functional anatomy and physiology relating to exercise
Practical assessment with one written assignment (60%)
Students will follow a broad range of sports so that their four best marks can be chosen from at least two activity areas and two different roles:
One written assignment based on evaluating and improving performance.
Students will also have the opportunity to participate in the Level 1 Sports Leaders Award, Junior Football Organisers and Junior Netball Organisers' courses as well as other National Governing Body Leadership Awards and Official/refereeing Awards.
At the end of the first year some students will have the option to attempt the double award GCSE Physical Education course during their second year.
A hyperlink on the PE page of the Ludlow School Learning gateway will allow you to view the full specifications of the new GCSE PE course.
Further information from Mr. P. Poolton