GSCE PE gives students an in-depth understanding of factors that affect PE, sport and performance. The course is assessed through written examinations focusing on the human body and movement as well as socio-cultural influences and well-being. Students will also undertake practical lessons where they will have the opportunity to develop their sporting performance.
Areas of study:
Unit 1 - The human body and movement in physical activity and sport
Students are introduced to content relating to the human body including movement analysis, physical training and body systems.
Unit 2: Socio-cultural influences and well-being in physical activity and sport
Students are given an understanding of the socio-cultural influences as well as the impact and benefits of health, fitness and well-being.
Unit 3: Practical performance in physical activity and sport
Students will be assessed in three practical activities, one of which must be an individual activity or one of which must be a team activity. Students will also complete a controlled assessment where they will be required to identify the strength and weaknesses of a sporting performance, then advise on how to improve upon it.