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Physical Education GCSE at Sir Harry Smith Community College

Course description

In Years 10 and 11, students continue to develop their knowledge and understanding of some of the areas studied in Years 7-9 and are introduced to some new activities. Everyone receives one lesson a week of “Core PE”. Here, students’ interests are taken into account with an element of choice in some of the activities. Students are encouraged to develop their organisational and leadership skills and extend their knowledge of the rules and tactics through participation, coaching and umpiring. In addition, students can opt to follow the full course GCSE Physical Education syllabus. This is both a practical (60%) and theoretical (40%) course taught over three lessons a week. Here, students are taught to develop their sporting skills and tactics through a variety of activities and link this practical knowledge with the theoretical aspects of anatomy and physiology, health, hygiene and fitness and sports safety and prevention of injury.

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

Contact Enquiries for further information. Delivery: Usually as part of a full-time programme

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir Harry Smith Community College directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years