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Mrs E Winn-Gordon


GCSE Physical Education (Short Course) :

Course Description:

GCSE Physical Education (Short Course) should encourage students to:

  • Become increasingly physically competent through being actively involved in a range of physical activities
  • Become increasingly effective in their performance in different types of physical activity such as player/ participant, leader and official.
  • Develop their ability to engage independently and successfully in the processes of different types of physical activity
  • Develop and maintain their involvement in physical activity as part of a healthy active lifestyle

Candidates will be studying the following:

  • Health and Fitness
  • Health and Skill Related Fitness
  • Methods of Training
  • Applications of Training
  • Participation and Provision


UNIT 1: Factors affecting performance, participation and provision in sporting and health activities (40%) Written Exam

The questions will test knowledge and understanding of physical fitness, its assessment and factors affecting participation, provision and performance in sporting health and well-being activities.

UNIT 2: Performance in Physical Education (60%)

Controlled Assessment You must be assessed in two performances, at least one of which must be as a player. The other one can be as a player or leader or official.

Possible Careers and Future Education:Students are able to go on to study a full course in Physical Education, or go onto to Btec or A level P.E.

Students can then look into going into a career linked to health, fitness or sport.