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Physical Education B at Huddersfield Grammar School

Course content

There are several purposes behind the course; these include increasing the student`s knowledge, understanding and performance of physical activities, to promoting the value of physical exercise as part of healthy living and to improve the student`s awareness of the reasons and opportunities for taking part in physical activity. There are several criteria within the examination syllabus which include athleticism, academic understanding and enthusiasm for the subject. The P.E. staff will select students who they feel will best meet these criteria. The areas of study are based around the aims or purpose of the course. The PE teachers will assess all practical activities and select 4 (perhaps rugby, netball, basketball and athletics) for the final assessment. The written paper covers the theoretical aspects of the course. Areas included are the human body, physical fitness, the formal organisations in sport both locally and nationally as well as `issues` within sport today such as professionalism, racism, politics and Lotto funding.  


    This GCSE course of study consists of three assessed parts which are: [a] [coursework] practical performance worth 50% of the overall marks[b] [examination] a written paper worth 30% of the marks and[c] [coursework] an analytical Investigation (or project) worth 20% of the marks. The project or "Analytical Investigation" is a personal study carried out by the student and will cover some 1500 - 3000 words on a topic selected by the student. An example could be an analysis of the lay-up shot in basketball.

Future opportunities

  Physical education can lead to work within the leisure section which currently is a major growth area of employment. It opens up opportunities within the armed forces, coaching, the leisure industry, as well as being a stepping stone to `A` level sports studies or physical education. 

How to apply

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Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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