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GCSE Physical Education (Full Course) at Acland Burghley School

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The course will be the right choice for you if you: .Have a keen interest in sport and recreation, look forward to your PE lessons and would enjoy 5 periods of exciting PE each 2 weeks · Take part in sport outside of school time or have represented the school in any extra-curricula sport · Want to follow an academic GCSE course that develops knowledge and understanding through practical involvement · Want to know more about the benefits of sport and exercise · Want to improve your performance in a range of sports roles · Are considering a sports-related career or an A level/higher education course Course content & all activities Unit 1: The Theory of Physical Education - This unit is taught mostly through classroom based theory sessions, and part theory/ part practical sessions, both on and off-site. It is made up of 2 sections: Section 1.1: Healthy, active lifestyles: this includes topics such as: · Exercise and fitness as part of your healthy active lifestyle · Physical activity as part of your healthy active lifestyle Your personal health and wellbeing Section 1.2: Your healthy, active body - topics are: · A healthy active lifestyle and your cardiovascular/respiratory/ muscular/skeletal systems · Physical activity and your healthy mind and body Unit 2: Performance in Physical Education—This unit is taught through practical coursework sessions and part theory/part practical sessions. It is made up of 2 sections: Section 2.1: Practical performance: students are required to perform in 4 practical activities, in the role of either a player/participant, official or leader. At least 2 performances must be as a player/participant. Section 2.2: Analysis of Performance: students are required to do an oral exam based on one of their chosen activities. They arealso required to plan, perform and evaluate a Personal Exercise Programme. Assessment for GCSE PE Unit 1: written exam - 40% marks Unit 2: 4 practical performances 48% of the total marks and oral exam 12% In the future you can progress to A levels or vocational qualifications, such as BTEC Firsts and Nationals in Sport or Sport and Exercise Sciences. Take the next steps towards a career as a teacher of Physical Education or further training in recreational management, leisure services, coaching and the fitness industry Head of Department: Mr Muhammad

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Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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