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GCSE Physical Education Years 10 & 11

Specification

AQA - The specification and assessment structure can be found at the link: https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/physical-education/gcse/physical-education-8582

What will I study?

Paper 1: The human body and movement in physical activity and sport

What is assessed?

  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Movement analysis
  • Physical training
  • Use of data

Paper 2: Socio-cultural influences and well-being in physical activity and sport

What is assessed?

  • Sports psychology
  • Socio-cultural influences
  • Health, fitness and well-being
  • Use of data

Non-exam assessment: Practical performance in physical activity and sport

What is assessed?

  • Practical performance in three different physical activities in the role of player/performer (one in a team activity, one in an individual activity and a third in either a team or in an individual activity).

What Skills and qualities are required?

  • High competence in at least 3 different sports.
  • Genuine interest in the physiological and psychological elements of sport.
  • An understanding of the administration and structure of sporting opportunities for young athletes.
  • Ability to relate theoretical study to the practical environment.

How will I learn?

The course will be assessed on both theory and practical ability. Lessons will be divided between the two disciplines in line with priority as the two years progress. Students will be given a detailed scheme of work for the theory at the start of the course. Student will also receive an outline of the practical framework with the necessary assessment points in the first week of the course.

How will I be assessed?

Theory - Two written exams lasting 1 hour 15 minutes each. Each paper carries 78 marks and is worth 30% of the final GCSE.  There is a mixture of multiple choice, short and extended answer questions.

Non-Exam Assessment - Assessed by teachers and moderated by AQA.  This is marked out of 100 and is worth 40% of the GCSE.

Where could it lead?

Teaching, Physiotherapy, Sports Administration, Medicine, Sports Psychology and many more.

Year 10

  Topic Further details about the topic Skills
Autumn Term
1 Applied Anatomy and Physiology

See student scheme of work in course file

See student scheme of work in course file

2

Practical Block 1

Biomechanical Basis of Human Movement

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See student scheme of work in course file

Spring Term
1

Practical Block 2

Principles of Training

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See student scheme of work in course file

2 Principles of Training

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See student scheme of work in course file

Summer Term
1 Practical Block 3

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See student scheme of work in course file

2

Sports Psychology

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See student scheme of work in course file

Year 11

  Topic Further details about the topic Skills
Autumn Term
1

Sports Psychology

See student scheme of work in course file

See student scheme of work in course file

2

NEA Written Coursework:

Evaluating and Improving Performance

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See student scheme of work in course file

Spring Term
1

The Use of Data in Sport

Socio-Cultural Factors

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See student scheme of work in course file

2

Socio-Cultural Factors

Diet and Nutrition

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See student scheme of work in course file

Summer Term
1

Practical Moderation Preparation

Revision

See student scheme of work in course file

See student scheme of work in course file

Assessments

Resources Topic Type of assessment
CAT 1

Anatomy and Physiology, Biomechanics

Teacher Assessment
CAT 2 Anatomy and Physiology, Biomechanics, Principles of Training Teacher Assessment
CAT 3 End of Year Exam – All Year 10 Content

End of Year Examination

CAT 4

All Year 10 Content

Sports Psychology
Teacher Assessment
CAT 5

Year 11 Mock – All content To Date

Two Full GCSE PE Papers
Teacher Assessment
CAT 6 All GCSE PE Theory Content End of Year Examination

Main Resources

Resource Details Term
Text books

AQA Physical Education (Nelson Thornes)

PE to 16 ( Oxford University Press)

All

Recommended Reading

As above

All
Recommended websites

 

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/physical-education/gcse/physical-education-8582

https://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/

https://www.s-coll.co.uk/gcse/pe

https://revisionworld.com/gcse-revision/pe-physical-education

 
Equipment

Course File

Practical clothing

All

Enrichment opportunities

   
Please see the Extra Curricular programme  

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