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GCSE Physical Education at Queen Elizabeth School

Course description

If you have a strong practical base in sport, enjoy PE and would love to learn more about sport then this is the course for you

GCSE PE will give you an insight into Anatomy and Physiology, Psychology of Sport, what makes a Healthy Active lifestyle and much , much more

GCSE PE will give you the necessary tools to analyse and improve upon your own performance.


Course content

Pupils will extend and develop the skills associated with their particular sports and activities they learned during Year 7, 8 and 9. By the end of the course they will have:

been assessed in four practical activities as either a performer, coach or official

learned the techniques of observation and analysis

been involved in assisting with the coaching of junior teams

studied a range of practical activities

learned about Health and Fitness, what constitutes and Healthy lifestyle.

sit two exams, one at the end of each year.

completed an Analysis of Lifestyle and an Analysis of Performance task.

Entry requirements

Pupils are expected to be playing at school level or above in at least 2 sports due to the high volume of assessment of practical ability.


Future opportunities

Pupils who complete the course will be able to demonstrate to any prospective employer or higher educational institute that they have developed valuable personal skills. These include: leadership, teamwork, working to and meeting deadlines and analysis of self and others in order to achieve an improvement in performance. This course also provides an excellent preparation for any pupil considering taking PE in the sixth-form.


Further information

Speak to Mrs Blackburn or Mr Williams

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Elizabeth School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years