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Physical Education GCSE at West Kirby Grammar School

Course description

Qualification :General Certificate of Secondary Education
Exam Board :Edexcel Ltd (EDEXCEL)
Category :Sport, Leisure and Recreation - Leisure, Travel and Tourism

Course content

Why choose Physical Education?

You should choose Physical Education because you enjoy it and are willing to work to improve your skills in all aspects of this demanding course.

What does the course involve?

In the course, which involves both theory and practical aspects, you will present four practical activities for examination. Students will all take part in the following activities:

Games : hockey, netball, badminton, tennis, rounders
Gymnastic activities: gymnastics, trampolining
Dance: choreography and performance
Adventurous activities: personal survival
Exercise activities: fitness training
Athletic activities: track and field athletics
Swimming: stroke technique

Other activities are available for assessment for candidates who have reached a good standard of performance.

The theory element of the course includes:

Anatomy and Physiology
Reasons for Participating in Physical Activity
Safe Practice in Physical Activity



Practical coursework 25%
Analysis of Performance 10% (oral examination)
Practical Examination 25%

Written examination 40%

- Exercise and training
- Safety aspects and risk assessment in physical activity and sport
- Applied anatomy and physiology

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact West Kirby Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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