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City of Peterborough Academy


Pupils will be following a new GCSE Physical Education specification that will inspire. New and contemporary topics will help pupils of all abilities to develop a well-rounded skills set and prepare them for progression to further studies.

GSCE PE practical and theory lessons help to embed knowledge and allow pupils to demonstrate what they have learnt in an exercise based situation.

The course will enable pupils to improve their physical competence in a variety of sports and fitness activities.

Pupils will learn to train, test and manage their body, making improvements to fitness levels where appropriate.


The content:

Paper 1: The human body and movement in physical activity and sport

Makes up 30% of the final grade.

Questions on Applied Anatomy & Physiology, Movement Analysis, Physical Training.

Paper 2: Socio-cultural influences and well-being in physical activity and sport.

Makes up 30% of the final grade.

Questions on Sports Psychology, Socio-Cultural Influence, Health, Fitness & Well-being

Non-examination assessment: Practical Performance in Physical Activity & Sport

40% of the GCSE final grade.

Practical performance in three different physical activities in the role of player/performer (one in a team activity, one in an individual activity and a third in either a team or in an individual activity).

For each of their three activities, pupils will be assessed in skills in progressive drills (10 marks per activity) and in the full context (15 marks per activity)

Pupils will be assessed on their analysis (15 marks) and evaluation (10 marks) of  performance to bring about improvement in one activity.

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


Head of KS3 & KS4 PE Mr S Wilkinson
Teacher of KS3 & KS4 PE Mr J Ferrara
Teacher of KS3 & KS4 PE Mr D Baines