P.E.

The course is split into 3 areas. 2 Therapy units that make up 30% of the course each, and a practical unit that is 40%. Details of these units are below.

GCSE P.E.

The course is split into 3 areas. 2 Therapy units that make up 30% of the course each, and a practical unit that is 40%. Details of these units are below.

01: Physical factors affecting performance

You will explore how parts of the human body function during physical activity and the physiological adaptations that can occur due to diet and training. You will also develop skills in data analysis, and an understanding of the principles of training, why we train in different ways and how training plans can be made to optimise results.

There are two topics:

  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Physical training.
02: Socio-cultural issues and sports psychology

You will develop your knowledge of the social-cultural and psychological influences on levels of participation in sport, and also how sport impacts on society more broadly. This includes the individual benefits to health, fitness and well-being of participating in physical activity, as well as the influences of commercialisation, sponsorship and the media.

There are three topics:

  • Socio-cultural influences
  • Sports psychology
  • Health, fitness and well-being.
03: Performance in physical education

You are assessed in performing three practical activities and one performance analysis task. In the practical performance, you demonstrate effective performance, the use of tactics or techniques and the ability to observe the rules and conventions under applied conditions. You are also required to demonstrate their ability to analyse and evaluate your own performance to produce an action plan for improvement.

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