GCSE Physical Education

dance

 

 

Students who prove themselves to be good all round athletes in Key Stage 3 have the option of studying AQA GCSE Physical Education (www.aqa.org.uk). These lessons are twice weekly, and take the form of 90 minutes practical and 90 minutes theory. Assessment in GCSE is spread over two areas:

  • Written paper 1 (1 hour 15 minutes):The human body and movement in physical activity and sport.

Worth 30% of the total mark.

  • Written paper 2 (1 hour 15 minutes): Socio-cultural influences and well-being in physical activity and sport.

Worth 30% of the total mark.

  • Practical performance:Worth 40% of the total mark. Students will demonstrate 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). They will also have to provide analysis and evaluation of performance to bring about improvement in one activity.

Please see the specification for further details

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/physical-education/gcse/physical-education-8582/specification-at-a-glance