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Key Stage 4 Physical Education

PE - Key Stage 4

Click here for more information about Edexcel GCSE PE (Year 11)

Click here for more information about OCR GCSE PE (Year 9 & 10)

GCSE Physical Education New Specification from September 2016

Pupils follow the OCR GCSE PE course which is comprised of:

  • 60% Written Examination
  • 40% Practical

Practical Element
All students must complete three sporting activities. (Click here for the list of sporting activities) Students may do one individual activity and one team activity, then either a team or individual activity.

Pupils are assessed on their practical performances over the two year duration of the course with their three highest scoring activities going towards their final mark (30%). Students are also required to demonstrate their ability to analyses and evaluate performance and developing an action plan designed to bring about improvement in one of their chosen activities (10%).

Written Examination
There are two examination papers.

These are worth 30% each and cover the topics below:

  • Component 1:Physical Factors Affecting Performance
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Physical Training


  • Component 2: Socio-cultural Issues and Sports Psychology
  • Sports Psychology
  • Socio-cultural Influences
  • Health, Fitness and Wellbeing

Home study is set on a weekly basis (recorded on SIMS) and students must be prepared to meet deadlines. Home study will take various forms in answering examination questions, extended writing, flipped learning, online quizzes and many others. Every student has access to an online textbook,, departmental twitter page and Moodle page.