Physical Education Course Content

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Physical Education GCSE

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Movement Analysis
  • Physical Training
  • Use of Data
  • Sports Psychology
  • Socio-Cultural Influences
  • Health, Fitness & Well-being


Exam board: OCR

Theoretical Assessment (60%)

2 x 1 Hour Exams            

Paper 1 (30%) – The human body and movement in physical activity and sport.

Paper 2 (30%)Socio-cultural influences and well-being in physical activity and sport.

Practical Assessment (30%)

Practical performance in three different activities (one in a team, one as an individual and the third can be either)

Team Individual
Football Amateur boxing
Badminton Athletics
Basketball Badminton
Camogie Canoeing/Kayaking (Slalom or Sprint)
Cricket Cycling
Dance Dance
Handball Diving
Hockey Golf
Hurling Gymnastics (artistic)
Lacrosse Equestrian
Netball Rock climbing
Rowing Skulling
Rugby League Skiing
Rugby Union Snowboarding
Squash Squash
Table Tennis Swimming
Tennis Table Tennis
Volleyball Tennis

Analysis of Sport (10%)

Analysis and evaluation of performance to bring about improvement in one activity.