GCSE Physical Education


Examination Subject Physical Education
Examination Qualification GCSE
Examination Board OCR
Tiers of Entry Single

Course Content:                   

30% of the course is practical assessment where students will be required to show excellent performance in three sports.  Sports must be from a specified list and include one team sport, one individual sport and one either/or.  Students will study sports practically during curriculum time.  Students can also use sports which they participate in during their own time and are not covered during lessons.  Students must be taking part in sport for the College and outside of the College to secure a good practical grade in this subject.

10% of the course involves a piece of written coursework. The piece of work is called “Analysing Performance” and is a detailed account of the strengths and weaknesses of the student playing a particular sport.  Coursework is undertaken under controlled conditions in lessons and is completed by the end of Year 10.

60% of the course comprises of two written exams during the main examination period at the end of Year 11.

Students will have two theory and four practical lessons per fortnight during the course.  Please be aware that there is a strong emphasis on written theory during the course to complement the practical element and students will spend half of their curriculum time in a classroom.

Progression from this examination:


Careers Information:

Further Information: See Mr Collins or any member of the PE Department.