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PE (GCSE) at King Edward VII

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This course provides you with the opportunity to study many aspects of sport and exercise,including the effects of training on the body, the implications of diet and nutrition and current issues related to sport. There are practical and theoretical elements to the course.

You do this course as well as the normal PE and Games lessons.

Practical Element - one lesson per week
60% of your final mark will be awarded for your practical performance. In this area you will select four sports to pursue in order to improve personal performance and understanding. Sports to be studied may include; Basketball, Volleyball, Badminton, Netball, Rugby, Rounders, Tennis, Hockey, Football, Gymnastics, Dance, Table Tennis, Trampolining and Athletics. You will have a choice from these activities.

Theoretical Element - one lesson per week
40% of your final mark will be awarded for your performance in a written examination. There are two main areas of study:

1. Health related exercise- topics covered include diet and exercise for healthy living, sports injuries, the human body and fitness training.
2. Sport in society- topics in this area include sponsorship, media, provision of facilities, social and cultural issues and international sport.

You will enjoy this course if you are an able and committed sports person with an interest in the theoretical issues outlined above. You must be prepared to work hard in both areas of the subject, written and practical. You should consider the following points:

Good reasons for choosing GCSE PE:

  1. I have a good all-round ability in sport and I am prepared to work hard to improve my performances.
  2. I have a good all-round ability in sport and want to take a wide rang of subjects at GCSE.
  3. I have a good all-round ability in sport and find Science interesting.
  4. I have good all-round ability in sport and I am interested in learning about wider issues related to sport.
Poor reasons for choosing GCSE PE:
  1. I think it will be easy to get a good grade.
  2. It will be just like playing Games e.g. Football, Netball etc
  3. I am brilliant at one sport but hate all the others.
  4. My friend is taking it.

Entry requirements



AssessmentThere is one tier of entry.

CourseworkPractical coursework ongoing throughout Y10 and Y11 worth 60% of your final mark.

ExaminationsOne examination at the end of Y11 worth 40% of your final mark. It lasts 2 hours.

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Further information

This course is combinable with other courses within a single application

This course maybe subject to change from September 2010, please contact the School direct for the most up to date information.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 October 2016

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