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Physical Education GCSE (Short Course) at Parliament Hill School

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Exam board: Edexcel Team Leader: Ms R. Evans, Why take it? Pathway? The GCSE Physical Education course will appeal to you if you: • have a keen interest in sport and recreation and always look forward to your PE lessons • take part in sport/recreation outside of class time • want to follow a course that develops knowledge and understanding through practical involvement • want to know more about the benefi ts of sport and exercise • want to improve your own performance in a range of sports roles • want to study a course that is active and that you will enjoy • are considering a sports-related career or an A Level/higher education course. Assessment % breakdown (controlled assessment and external exam) The GCSE course is assessed over two units. Unit 1 is externally assessed through a written examination paper of 1hr multiple choice with some longer answers. This will contribute a maximum of 40 per cent towards your total marks. Unit 2 is assessed in two sections. 2 practical performances in the role of either player/participant, leader or offi cial An analysis of performance: in one of the chosen activities. This will be worth 12 % of the marks and should include planning, performing and evaluating a Personal Exercise Programme. Assessments will be carried out under controlled conditions within the school. These will take the form of practical performances, and timed written tasks. Tiers on entry N/A Requirements for A level/ Laswap As well as being the ideal preparation for the A Level Physical Education course, GCSE PE allows for progression to related vocational qualifi cations, such as BTEC Firsts and Nationals in Sport or Sport and Exercise Sciences. The course develops the transferable skills and key skills that employers are looking for and can lead to a wide variety of employment opportunities. This can include further training in such areas as recreational management, leisure activities, coaching, offi ciating, the fi tness industry, the armed forces and the Civil Service. Description of course You will: • develop your knowledge and practical skills in a range of physical activities • examine the effects of exercise and how training can improve performance • fi nd ways to improve your own performances in a variety of roles • identify ways to develop and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle through participation in physical activity • appreciate the benefi ts of promoting ‘sport for all’ Year 10 The course will be completed in year 10. Useful websites For further information on specifi c sports, you could look at the websites for the National Governing Bodies of each sport. Athletics www.englandathletics. Badminton Basketball www.englandbasketball. Cricket Cycling Football Golf Hockey Mountain walking Netball Rowing Rugby union Squash Swimming www.britishswimming. org Table tennis Tennis If you want to fi nd more about GCSE PE you can visit the Edexcel website (

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Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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