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The Physical Education course develops your interest in sport from primarily a theoretical viewpoint. The content of the course addresses current topics in sport, as well as having a practical element.
Head of Physical Education
We follow the AQA specification.
The theory element of the course consists of the following topic areas:
- Applied anatomy and physiology
- Exercise physiology
- Biomechanical movement
- Skill acquisition
- Sport psychology
- Sport and society
- The role of technology in physical activity and sport
The theoretical content is worth 70% of the qualification.
For the practical element of the course you should be competent in two sports and be regularly playing in at least one of these outside of an academic environment.
The theoretical content is assessed through examination. For the practical element you will be assessed in non-examined assessment and practical. This non-examined assessment is worth 30% of the qualification and comprises of the Practical Performance and Performance Analysis, both of which will be internally assessed and externally moderated. The Practical Performance and Performance Analysis are worth 15% of the qualification each.
You will be assessed on one activity, either as a player/performer or coach, for your Practical Performance and then you will complete a Performance Analysis for that activity.
Minimum 65444 including a minimum 5 in GCSE PE (5 must be achieved in Theory part of paper).
Regular participation and club representation in at least one sporting activity.