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Sport is one of the country’s most popular industries, especially since the London Olympics 2012.  There are a wide variety of careers in the sports industry and if  you have an interest in sport there will be something for you.  GCSE Physical Education can help you explore your interests and open many opportunities for you to join the world of sport.

What will you do?

Throughout this course you will get the chance to develop many of your existing  practical skills learnt in Years 7 and 8 as well as learning new skills, to take your performance to a higher level.  You will also cover a range of theoretical aspects of physical education.

You will have the opportunity to experience a wider range of activities and study them in greater depth.  These may include:

  • Football
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Badminton
  • Cricket
  • Athletics
  • Trampolining
  • Climbing
  • Rugby
  • Dance
  • Plus many more…

Theory you will study:

  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Movement analysis
  • Physical training
  • Sports psychology
  • Socio-cultural influences
  • Health, fitness and well being
  • Performance Analysis

How will I be assessed?

Year 9 – You will cover both practical and written elements. Work will cover content from both GCSE PE and BTEC Sport qualifications. This is a foundation year and PE staff will assess which qualification is suitable for each pupil.

Year 10  and 11– If following GCSE PE then:

  •  Paper 1:  The human body and movement in physical activity and sport – Applied anatomy and physiology, movement analysis, physical training and use of data.  Written exam: 1 hour 15 mins, 78 marks, 30% of GCSE.
  • Paper 2:  Socio-cultural influences and well being in physical activity and sport – Sports psychology, socio-cultural influences, health fitness and well being and use of data.  Written exam: 1 hour 15 mins, 78 marks, 30% of GCSE.
  • Non exam assessment:  Practical performance in physical activity and sport:  Practical performance in three different physical activities (one in a team activity, one in an individual activity and a third in either a team or individual activity).  Analysis and evaluation of performance to bring about improvement in one activity.  Assessed by teachers, moderated by AQA, 100 marks, 40% of GCSE.

What skills will I learn?

You will learn:

  • Independent learning
  • Leadership skills
  • Teamwork  and cooperation
  • Officiating
  • Confidence
  • Motivation
  • Communication
  • Analysing and evaluating skills

How can PE help me in the future?

There are various careers in sport, here are a few examples:

  • Sports practitioner:  sports coach, sportsman/woman, fitness instructor, personal trainer, PE teacher.
  • Sport Management: Sports agent, sports administrator.
  • Sports promotion:  Sports development, sports marketing and PR.
  • Sports journalist
  • Sports Science:  Sport psychology, sports physiotherapy.

GCSE PE also gives you a solid foundation to enable you to continue studying physical education as a level 3 qualification.

  • A level Physical Education / Sports Studies
  • BTEC Level 3 in sport (performance and excellence)
  • BTEC Level 3 in Sport (Development, coaching and fitness)

How do I find out more?

Ask Miss Lakin for more information and guidance.

Email:  k.lakin@oakwood.ac​

Important note

Please remember that choosing GCSE PE does not guarantee you will study this qualification in Years 10-11. Depending upon your ability, you will either study GCSE or BTEC Sport. Staff will guide you to the best qualification for you at the end of Year 9.