P.E. Studies - GCSE at Hurstmere School
GCSE PE AQA Course Content: All pupils participate in “core” Physical Education. It is also possible to choose PE as an option which leads to GCSE. This Single Award GCSE course looks at groups/ways of thinking and different roles within the context of Physical Education. Students will follow an additional five periods of Physical Education at GCSE level as well as five periods of National Curriculum core physical education each fortnight. GCSE students will require additional PE kit in order to maintain the high standard of presentation expected. Practical activities will include modules of traditional team games, as well as badminton and table-tennis. Other sports at which students are proficient can be offered as assessment only packages. Students will develop and refine existing skills, applications of those skills in a game situation, increase their knowledge of rules, regulations and tactics and finally develop an understanding of their own and others’ performance. This will be in a player/performer role, as an organiser, a leader/coach or in an official’s role. The theory aspects of physical education are studied alongside the practical activities. Areas studied include health and fitness, diet, exercise, hygiene and safety, body systems, factors affecting performance, local and national issues in sport and factors affecting individual participation. Students will develop observational and analytical skills and the ability to apply their knowledge to practical situations. A technical vocabulary will be developed Assessment Structure: Practical activities account for 60% of the course and each module is assessed continually and with an end of unit test. Every practical lesson counts towards the coursework grade therefore regular participation is essential. Practical grades are moderated across the department and an external moderator visits the school during the final year of the course. Theory work is a very important part of the course and accounts for 40% of the final grade. A 90 minute paper assesses pupils’ knowledge in this area. 60% Practical + 40% Test
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How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hurstmere School directly.