Physical Education

Director of Sport : Mr M T Pepper –
Head of Games: Miss F M Cover –
Teacher of PE: Mrs A M Armstrong
Teacher of PE: Mrs L J Burgess
Teacher of PE: Mr D C S Everall
Teacher of PE : Mr C J Gregory
Teacher of PE: Miss O J Hovington
Teacher of PE: Mr L D Monument
Teacher of Sport: Miss T C Broadbent

The Physical Education GCSE enables pupils to follow a course that will complement their enthusiasm and ability for sport. It also prepares well those who want to pursue the subject at A Level, although pupils will still be able to choose PE and Sport at A Level even if they have not taken it at GCSE.

Course/Exam board: GCSE AQA 8582

Specification at a glance
60% Theory 
40% Practical
Applied anatomy and physiology
Movement analysis
Physical training
Use of data
Sports psychology
Socio-cultural influences
Health, fitness and well-being

Your route through the syllabus and assessment
Two theory papers, each lasting 1 hour and 15 minutes, combining multiple choice/short answer and extended answer questions. 60% of the overall grade.
Practical assessment – this involves 3 different activities in a role as player/performer – 1 in a team, 1 in an individual activity and the third from any area. Analysis and evaluation of performance to bring about improvement in ONE activity. 40% of the overall grade.
Assessment looks at skills in progressive drills and skills in full context.

What physical education can do for you
The hope is that pupils will develop knowledge about health and exercise that will support them once they have left school and move into their adult lives.