GCSE Physical Education

The Edexcel GCSE Physical Education course is taught over two years enabling students to develop their knowledge and understanding of physical education and physical activity, in relation to a balanced healthy lifestyle.

Students must participate competently compete in at least one team sport regularly and one individual sport regularly as an extracurricular activity. A sound working knowledge of the rules and regulations in their chosen sports is expected. Having good knowledge and keen interest in biology; specifically the skeletal, cardiovascular and respiratory systems is essential.

This is an excellent course for students who are interested in sport as a professional or working within the sports industry in professions such as sport science (drugs testing, medical research), physiotherapy, sports psychologists, strength and development     coaches, sports research and development including engineering of sporting equipment, teaching and coaching.

Students must complete four core units that are presented below;


Students can progress to A level PE or BTEC National Level 3  in Sport.

Miss Dukes (Head of PE)
Mrs Blake (Second in Department)
Miss Wildig

Component title

Details of component

Percentage of qualification

Fitness and Body System

External written examination 1 hour 45 minutes


Health and Performance

External written examination 1 hour 15 minutes


Practical Performance

Internally marked and externally       moderatedThree physical activities (one must be a team sport, one individual and one can be a free choice)


Personal Exercise          Programme

Internally marked and externally       moderated