GCSE PE

At Arden, we use the OCR examination board for our GCSE PE course. The course is divided into four sections; two are examined externally and are each worth 30% of the final mark. Two are assessed internally and moderated externally. Each consists of three practical assessments plus a piece of written controlled assessment. The practical proportion is 30% and controlled assessment 10%. Please note: in line with current Government legislation changes, the course is now linear rather than modular and so students taking this qualification will now sit two examinations at the end of Year 11.

Physical Education – (9-1) – J587

Unit

Contribution to total

Assessment Method

Time of Assessment

Paper 1 - Physical factors affecting performance

30%

Examination

Summer – Year 11

Paper 2 - Socio-cultural issues and sports psychology

30%

Examination

Summer – Year 11

Analysing and Evaluating Performance

10%

Controlled Assessment

Spring/Summer Term –

Year 10

Practical Assessment x3 sports

10% each (30% total)

Practical throughout the course

Throughout the course – Year 10 and Year 11

 

Practical assessment is undertaken by the PE staff during GCSE and core lessons. Pupils may also be assessed during extra curricular activities. In some instances, pupils may wish to use an activity which is undertaken off site. In this instance, supporting video evidence must be submitted. Pupils should seek guidance from PE staff regarding the content of the video. Some filming of pupils on this course may occur within lessons or at extra curricular events.

Content overview

Component 01: Physical factors affecting performance

Students explore how parts of the human body function during physical activity and the physiological adaptations that can occur due to diet and training. They also develop skills in data analysis, and an understanding of the principles of training, why we train in different ways and how training plans can be made to optimise results.

Component 02: Socio-cultural issues and sports psychology

Students develop their knowledge of the social-cultural and psychological influences on levels of participation in sport, and also how sport impacts on society more broadly. This includes the individual benefits to health, fitness and well-being of participating in physical activity, as well as the influences of commercialisation, sponsorship and the media.

Component 03: Performance in physical education

Students are assessed in performing three practical activities and one performance analysis task. In the practical performance, they demonstrate effective performance, the use of tactics or techniques and the ability to observe the rules and conventions under applied conditions. They are also required to demonstrate their ability to analyse and evaluate their own performance to produce an action plan for improvement.

Students are assessed in 3 sports

2 x individual and 1 x team

Or

1 x individual and 2 x team

  

Team

Individual

Association Football

Amateur Boxing

Badminton

Athletics

Basketball

Badminton

Blind Cricket

Boccia

Camogie

Canoeing

Cricket

Cycling

Dance

Dance

Gaelic Football

Diving

Goal Ball

Equestrian

Handball

Golf

Hockey

Gymnastics

Hurling

Kayaking

Lacrosse

Polybat

Netball

Rock Climbing

Power chair Football

Sculling

Rowing

Skiing

Rugby League

Snowboarding

Rugby Union

Squash

Squash

Swimming

Table Tennis

Table Tennis

Tennis

Tennis

Volleyball

Trampolining

Wheelchair Basketball

 

Wheelchair Rugby