Students will also have the opportunity to study Physical Education at GCSE level. This is a very popular choice at GCSE level and has a large  focus on practical skills. The theoretical element of the course covers topics such as; Components of Fitness, Fitness Testing, Training Programmes, Principles of Training, etc. 

•Examinations board: CCEA

Scheme of Assessment

Details of assessment

Examination

Component 1:

Factors Underpinning Health and Performance

• External examination
•1 hour and 15 min paper

       Students answer short response questions and

       questions that require extended writing

•Worth 25% of the final grade.

External Assessment

Completed at end of Year 12

June 2019

Component 2:

Developing Performance

•External examination
•1 hour and 15 min paper

       Students answer short response questions and

       questions that require extended writing

•Worth 25% of the final grade.

External Assessment

Completed at end of Year 12

June 2019

Component 3:

Individual Performance in the Physical Activities and Sports

•This component is worth 50% of the total marks for the PE GCSE. It is divided into two discrete sections:  
•3(a) Candidates must select and perform three activities or sports; and
•3(b) Candidates must analyse the quality of their own and other’s performance, in any activity or sport.
•Internally assessed and externally moderated.

Controlled Assessment

Sept 2017-

April 2019