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Physical Education GCSE at Ormskirk School

Course description

Both syllabi Physical Education and Physical Education Games will run simultaneously and a final decision on entry will be based on an individual student’s strengths. This will take place in February of the examination year. Theory - This will be assessed by written examination. 40% of the total marks for the subject are obtained by one written paper of 2 hours duration The examination paper has the following format: Practical - There will be a range of practical activities and pupils will be assessed on their own personal performance across the range of activities. You will also be required to demonstrate understanding of the various activities. The practical element will be internally assessed and then externally moderated. 60% of the total marks for the subject are obtained by practical performance throughout the course you will be given the opportunity to participate in frequent physical activity. For the Practical performance in Physical Education you will need to offer a minimum of four activities for at least two of the following categories including at least one game: Game activities Gymnastic activities Dance Athletic activities Outdoor & Adventure Activities Swimming

Future opportunities

You could take this course to prepare for advanced level courses such as an A/AS Level in Sport and Physical Education or you may need to strengthen your grades by completing a foundation or intermediate vocational qualification. With further training, you could go into a job related to sport and physical education such as a Physiotherapist or PE Teacher. You could also train further in one or more sports and become a specialist instructor in those areas. You could also go straight into employment and do further training or part time study with the support of your employer.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ormskirk School directly.

Last updated date: 27 February 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years