GCSE Physical Education

On the field of play an ideal candidate for GCSE PE will:

  • Embrace all physical activities offered and enthusiastically endeavour to improve his performance levels in each.
  • Be willing to discover whether he has hidden talents in roles such as a coach, official, or organiser.
  • Stand up to pain, look it in the eye and defeat it.

In the classroom an ideal candidate for GCSE PE will:

  • Display an unrelenting thirst for knowledge of topics relating to the anatomical and psychological prowess of a sportsman.
  • Develop a wide range of key vocabulary that a Professor of English would be proud of.
  • Be devastated and highly embarrassed at scoring anything less than 90% in a written assessment.


This course is offered both at Full Award and Double Award. Assessment is ongoing, culminating in a two-hour written paper and a practical assessment from an AQA external moderator.

Students taking the Full Award, which is the equivalent of one GCSE, will be assessed in one written paper and four practical activities.

Students taking the Double Award, which is equivalent to two GCSEs, will be assessed in two written papers and eight practical activities.

“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the grey twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.” (Theodore Roosevelt - 26th President of the United States)


The examination board is AQA



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