GCSE Physical Education

Subject:Physical Education
Qualification Type:GCSE
Exam Board:Edexcel
Subject Leader:Richard Selkirk

Course Description

GCSE PE combines practical work from a range of activities of which 4 are offered for assessment (2 for short course) with underpinning knowledge and understanding from coursework.


  • The Theory of Physical Education
  • Healthy Active Lifestyle
  • Your Healthy Active Body


  • Performance in Physical Education
  • Practical Performance
  • Sports Leadership and Officiating
  • Analysis of Performance

Assessment Format

  • Internally set controlled Practical Assessment (externally moderated).
  • 1hr 30 minute (1 hr sort course) written examination, multiple choice, short and longer answer questions.
  • Produce a detailed six week Personal Exercise Programme diary.

Possible Progression (including careers and further education)

Post 16 study includes progression onto level 3 courses that includes BTEC National‟s in Sport, A level Physical Education and Sports Studies

  • Thomas Rotherham College
  • Dearne Valley College
  • Rotherham Schools with sixth form

Career pathways include, further study on undergraduate university courses

Work in public and private sector sports and leisure providers