The GCSE in Physical Education requires students to develop their knowledge and understanding of physical education and physical activity, in relation to balanced healthy lifestyles and to develop their knowledge and understanding of how a healthy, active lifestyle contributes to the growth and development of body systems, and structures (including the cardiovascular, muscular, respiratory and skeletal systems), as well as general wellbeing. Students will also develop their knowledge in relation to performance in physical activity.
Students are given the opportunity to develop skills relating to performance in physical activity, including practical performance, in roles such as player/participant, official and leader and analysis of performance.
The activities offered are Football, Netball, Basketball, Badminton, Athletics, Rounders, Softball, Tennis and Fitness Training, but students can be assessed in activities offered as after college clubs, or ones they participate in during their own time, for example Dance, Trampolining, Golf, Snow Sports, Combat Sports and Water Sports etc.
GCSE in Physical Education (Grades A* - G)
Physical Education develops the physical and academic skills required for careers and educational courses that are in the sports coaching, fitness and development areas. Students develop generic skills that allow them to build confidence and analyse performance to help create solutions. Higher education possibilities include AS/A2 Physical Education, Level 3 BTEC Sports Studies or any other sports or leisure related courses. Moving straight into employment will usually require further training but the most popular career progressions include the armed forces and work in the leisure industry.