Why do GCSE?

Do you...

  • Want to become a Personal Trainer or Sports Coach?
  • Think that physiotherapy or PE teaching might be a career choice for you?
  • Want the knowledge to keep yourself fit, healthy and active for life?
  • Find the human body fascinating?
  • Want to learn how to train SMART, not just train harder?
  • Or, do you just want to develop the knowledge to get better in the sport or activity you take part in?

If so, GCSE (9–1) Physical Education is for you.

How will you be assessed?

  • Non- Exam Assessment (NEA). Three practical performances
  • NEA. One Performance Analysis task.
  • A total of two hours assessment split over two examination papers (2x 1 hour) taken at the end of the two year course.
  • A wide range of Question types including: multiple choice, single mark, short answer and extended response questions.
  • The opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge of the theory and performance skills in both your NEA and through the examinations.

What are the benefits?

  • This is an interesting and challenging learning experience. In it we introduce key sporting ideas and show how these interact with practical performance, you will gain insights into the relationships they have with each other throughout the course.
  • The development of transferable skills including: decision making, psychological understanding of people, independent thinking, problem solving and analytical skills as well as thinking, acting and reacting under pressure.
  • The study of GCSE (9–1) Physical Education opens up a range of possibilities for further study and also into careers associated with the subject.

Where can GCSE (9–1) Physical Education take me?

  • GCSE (9–1) Physical Education is not just an excellent base for the OCR A Level in Physical Education, it can take you much further. For those of you fascinated by the human mind, why not carry on to Psychology? For people into the why of the human race this carries you through to Sociology. This is also an excellent additional qualification for those undertaking the sciences with the intention to move through into medicine or physiotherapy routes.
  • Beyond A Level, the study of Physical Education can lead on to university degrees in sports science, sports management, healthcare, or exercise and health. Physical Education can also complement further study in biology, human biology, physics, psychology, nutrition, sociology, teacher training and many more. The transferable skills you learn through your study of Physical Education, such as decision making and independent thinking are also useful in any career path you choose to take.‚Äč

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