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Physical Education (Edexcel 2016-2017)

GCSE PE at the Federation is taught under the Edexcel exam board. As an option subject, it is taught in mixed gender groups throughout the two GCSE years of 10 & 11. The course is challenging but highly rewarding which involved both theoretical principals and practical activities.

This course helps students develop knowledge and practical skills in a range of physical activities, examining the effects of exercise and training to improve performance. It offers students an opportunity to foster an enjoyment of physical activity and to develop an understanding of effective and safe practical performance. The course is divided into 40% practical and 60% theory.


60% of the course will be theory based:

With the theory side of the course the students will receive a well-rounded and full introduction to the world of PE, sport and sport science by developing an understanding of how the mind and body works in relation to performance in physical activity. This includes Sports Psychology, Anatomy and Physiology & use of data, Physical training, Socio-cultural influences, Health Fitness and Well-being and Movement Analysis. This covers a wide span of information and is perfect for moving onto A-level or OCR sport after.


40% if the course will be practical based:

With the practical side of this subject each student is marked on 3 different sports that they have to perform. This has to be one team based sport, one individual sport and a choice of either for the last.  The students will be assessed on the quality of appropriate skills, techniques and decision-making processes within competitive games. This is a key part of the course and important to anyone thinking of taking it that they could be able to perform 3 different sports to a good level to give the student the best chance of attaining the highest possible marks.

E.g. Specification for Football:


Candidates will be assessed on any four of the skills listed below when performed in isolation or unopposed practice:

Outfield players’ skills/techniques:

• passing (short passes - push pass, instep).

• running with the ball (dribbling, feints, step overs).

• Tackling (block, slide).

• Heading (attack/defence).

• Turning with the ball – Recycling (Cruyff, drag back).

• striking the ball (free kicks, shooting - dominant foot).


Goal keeping (if player’s chosen position):

• Shot stopping – Angles, off line/down line, free kicks• Dealing with crosses –High/low.

• Dealing with back passes (keeping possession, long clearances)

• Kicking (punt, goal kicking).

• 1 v. 1, attacker v. keeper –Denying space, body position.

• Handling (catching, parry).

• Distribution (throws, short passes).


Candidates will be assessed on the quality of appropriate skills, techniques and decision-making processes to meet the challenges during a conditioned/formal/competitive situation (according to the player’s position), including using the skills/techniques from isolation/unopposed situations, as well as outfield players and goal keeper (where appropriate):

•Receiving the ball and control (first touch, either/both feet, thigh, chest).

•Jockeying (shadowing ball/player, channelling).

• Striking the ball (shooting, clearing, long passes).

• Throw ins – attack defence (short/long).

• Restarts – attack/defence (corners, free kicks)• Contribution to open play: unit formation, specific role – keeping/regaining possession, support (attack and defence).

• Contribution to set play/moves, e.g. free-kicks, corners, throw ins (attack and defence).

• Demonstrating communication and influence on team performance.

•Applying the team strategy in open play and set play.

• Decision making.

• Ability to adapt to the environment and changing circumstances (e.g. weather, loss of a player).

• Adhering to rules, health and safety guidelines, and considering appropriate risk management strategies.


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