PE COURSES

GCSE & A Level

PE COURSES

A Level & GCSE

PE COURSES

Academic & Practical

PE Courses

Whether you plan a career in the sports industry or would like to pursue higher education, we offer GCSE & A Level PE to help you succeed. The courses cover a range of topics including the importance of exercise, sports performance, anatomy and physiology, leadership and the structure of the sports industry.

You can also join one of our BCS Sport Academies. To find out more click here.

GCSE PE

COURSE OVERVIEW 

Studying GCSE (9-1) Physical Education will open students' eyes to the amazing world of sports performance. Not only will they have the chance to perform in three different sports through the non-exam assessment (NEA) component, they will also develop wide-ranging knowledge into the how and why of physical activity and sport.

This course will help to develop…

Students will receive a well-rounded and full introduction to this fascinating world of PE, physical activity and sport. This GCSE study provides everything needed to move on to further education, higher education, employment or further training.

Students will have the opportunity to develop a wide-ranging set of key skills, including communication using appropriate language, dealing with pressure, split-second decision making, interpreting and analysing data, as well as analysing and evaluating performance so improvements can be made.

The GCSE is made up of three different components that are as follows;

Component 1 - Weighting 30%

Physical Factors Affecting Performance: Anatomy & Physiology | Physical Training (60 marks: Duration 1 hour)

Section A: 30 marks, 20 questions ranging in size/mark allocation across the topics (Duration 1 hour)

Section B: 3 x 10 mark questions, 2 on A&P and 1 on Physical Training broken down into part questions. Including the use of extended response and use of data (Duration 1 hour)

Component 2 - Weighting 30%

Socio-cultural Issues & Sports Psychology: Sports Psychology | Socio-cultural Influences | Health, Fitness & Wellbeing (60 marks: Duration 1 hour)

Section A: 30 marks, 20 questions ranging in size/mark allocation across the topics (Duration 1 hour)

Section B: 3 x 10 mark questions, 2 on A&P and 1 on Physical Training broken down into part questions. Including the use of extended response and use of data (Duration 1 hour)

Component 3 - Weighting 40%

Performance with Physical Education

1) Performance practical in three activities, equally weighted at 20 marks each

2) Analysing & Evaluating Performance (AEP)

 

A LEVEL PE

COURSE OVERVIEW

A Level Physical Education qualifications allow students to play to their strengths and gain dynamic theoretical and practical skills for further education or work.

This course will help to develop…a well-rounded and full introduction to this fascinating world of PE, physical activity and sport. Students will have the opportunity to develop a wide-ranging set of key skills, including communication using appropriate language, dealing with pressure, split-second decision making, interpreting and analysing data, as well as analysing and evaluating performance so improvements can be made.

Assessment Structure

Paper 1: Factors Affecting Participation in Physical Activity & Sport

What is assessed: Section A: Applied Anatomy & Physiology | Section B: Skill Acquisition | Section C: Sport & Society

How it is assessed: Written Exam: 2 hours | 105 marks | 35% of A Level

Questions: All Sections A, B & C multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (35 marks each section)

Paper 2: Factors Affecting Optimal Performance in Physical Activity & Sport

What is assessed: Section A: Exercise Physiology & Biomechanics | Section B: Sport Psychology | Section C: Sport, Society & Technology in Sport

How it is assessed : Written exam: 2 hours | 105 marks | 35% of A Level

Questions: All Sections A, B & C multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (35 marks each section)

Non-exam assessment: Practical Performance in Physical Activity & Sport

What is assessed: Students assessed as a performer or coach in the full sided version of one activity. | Plus: written/verbal analysis of performance.

How it is assessed: Internal Assessment, External Moderation | 90 marks | 30% of A Level

What can pupils study next?

Personal training Working as: Coaches Gym Staff Sports Massage Therapists | FE | BSc Sports Science | PGCE BA Coaching | BA Sports Management | Bsc Exercise & Health

Involvement with specific sports clubs via Apprenticeships & Voluntary work experience | Medical Disciplines | Physiotherapy | Occupational Therapy | Dietitian

 

CONTACT

If you would like further information on either GCSE or A Level PE please contact our Director of School and Academy Sport, Mr Richard Harrison-Poole: richard.harrison-poole@bcschool.co.uk

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