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Physical Education

'The only one who can tell you 'you can't win' is you and you don't have to listen.'

Jessica Ennis-Hill

GCSE – Year 10 & 11

(9-1) OCR

The content of this course has been designed to allow learners to study Physical Education in an academic setting, allowing them to critically analyse and evaluate physical performance and apply their experience of practical activities in developing their knowledge and understanding of the subject.  The course will prepare learners for the further study of PE or sports science courses as well as other related subjects such as psychology, sociology and biology.  This course is mainly theoretically based and students are expected to perform their three practical sports in external clubs.

Component 1: Physical factors affecting performance 30% 1 hour paper

  • Applied anatomy and training
  • Physical training

Component 2: Socio-cultural issues and sports psychology 30% 1 hour paper

  • Sociocultural influences
  • Sports psychology
  • Health, fitness and well-being

Component 3: Performance in physical education 40%

                             -  Perform three practical activities, one individual, one team

                                and one from either list

                        -  Evaluating and analysing performance (theory based)

Aims and learning outcomes:

Develop theoretical knowledge and understanding of the factors that underpin physical activity and sport and use this knowledge to improve performance

Understand how the physiological and psychological state affects performance in physical activity and sport

Perform effectively in different physical activities by developing skills and techniques and selecting and using tactics, strategies and or compositional ideas.

Develop their ability to analyse and evaluate to improve performance

Understand the contribution that physical activity and sport make to health, fitness and well-being

Understand key socio-cultural influences