The course at GCSE provides candidates with the opportunity to become informed and competent performers, analysts, observers, officials and coaches in sport and develop an awareness of both the benefits of participation and the risks. Candidates will improve their own performance through a range of sporting activities and understand the principles, practices and training to improve others.
The GCSE Physical Education course will be delivered through a combination of traditional classroom-based learning, practical activities, occasional ‘field trips’ and independent tasks/study.
Assessment for the GCSE course is through a combination of practical performance as performer with the practical component of the course accounting for 60% of a candidates final mark, written/recorded coursework and formal examinations (the exam accounts for 40% of the candidates final mark).
Home work is set in GCSE Physical Education to consolidate and extend the work covered in class or prepare for new learning activities. The tasks will range from practice exam questions to developing research and analysis skills. We use homework as an opportunity to develop independent study and for pupils to show progress and understanding of the topic. The homework tasks we set also provide feedback in the evaluation of teaching.
As part of the GCSE practical assessment pupils will have access to the local gym facilities and swimming pool. They will also have the opportunity to be assessed for outdoor and adventurous activities on a residential at an outdoor centre in the High Peak.