PE - Key Stage 4

Physical Education is one of the core subjects in key stage 4, meaning that students are required by law to be taught the subject, but they do not have to take a qualification in it. However, if they wish to do so, students can choose core subjects as one of their options.

The PE department offers GCSE PE and the BTEC First Level 2 Award In Sport. Students cannot study both courses.

Students should indicate on their options forms which course they would prefer to study. The PE department will make the final decision as to which one is taken to ensure that every student is on the right course and has the best possible chance of achieving his/her potential.


GCSE PE

The OCR GCSE (9–1) in physical education consists of two externally examined papers and a non-examined performance assessment.

Learners must complete all components (01, 02 and 03) to be awarded the OCR GCSE (9–1) in Physical Education.
 

Component 1: Applied anatomy and physiology, Physical training

Written examination: 1 hour  – 30% of the qualification – 60 marks

Component 2: Socio-cultural influences, Sports psychology, Health, fitness and well-being

Written examination: 1 hour – 30% of the qualification – 60 marks

Component 3: Practical activity assessment, Analysing and Evaluating Performance (AEP)

Non-examined assessment: internally marked and externally moderated – 40% of the qualification – 80 marks


BTEC First Level 2 Award In Sport

This is a vocational NQF level 2 qualification designed to provide a specialist work-related qualification. It gives students the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment in the sports and leisure sectors or for further study through a BTEC national level 3 qualification.

For the single award in sport, assessment is through either written assignments or performance coursework with one online, externally assessed test. Students will complete 4 modules worth 120 credits in total.

Unit 1 Fitness for Sport and Exercise

Unit 2 Practical Sports Performance

Unit 5 Training for Personal Fitness

Unit 6 Leading Sports Activities

For the single award in sport, assessment is through either written assignments or performance coursework with one online, externally assessed test. Students will complete 4 modules worth 120 credits in total.