Physical Education GCSE - Year 10 and 11
PE GCSE - OCR - specification code J587
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GCSE PE is for students who have a keen interest in the study of PE and related issues. Although not compulsory, this is an excellent grounding for students who may wish to follow the A level course. The Cambridge National is for students who have a keen interest in a range of sports but also want to learn more about the theory of sport.
The course is made up of three components:
1) Performance in Physical Education (40%)
This is the practical part of the course during which students will be assessed in three different practical activities and a piece of written coursework.
2) Physical Factors Affecting Performance (30%)
This is the first theory part of the course and includes applied anatomy and physiology as well as physical training.
3) Socio-Cultural Issues & Sports Psychology (30%)
This is the second theory part of the course and includes socio-cultural influences, sports psychology and health, fitness and wellbeing.
There is no external exam in Year 10. Students will have regular assessments throughout the year after each booklet. They will then have an end of year examination in June.
Practical assessment will be ongoing and will take place in mainstream PE lessons, in GCSE PE lessons, in extra-curricular clubs and externally. Students should endeavour to attend extra-curricular clubs to boost their practical scores.
The final examinations are in May at the end of Year 11.
Key dates 2018
Formal written progress test in the autumn term of Year 10
Year 10 mock examination in the summer term of Year 10
Year 11 mock examination in the autumn term of Year 11
Ongoing practical assessment in a variety of activities
Controlled assessment in the spring term of Year 11
Two x one hour axaminations at the end of Year 11
Extra curricular PE timetable for spring 2018
|Sports hall||Boys' basketball - all year groups||Badminton - all years|
|B block gym||Leadership - all years|
|Hard play||Girls' netball - all years|
Boys' rugby - Years 10 and 11
Girls' rugby - Years 10 and 11
|B block field||Girls' football - Years 10 and 11||Boys' football - Years 10 and 11|
|PE classrooms||Leadership - all years|