GCSE Courses

Exam Body: AQA

Qualification: GCSE

Subject: Physical Education

Key Topics:

1. Applied anatomy and physiology

2. Movement analysis

3. Physical training

4. Use of data

5. Sports psychology

6. Socio-cultural influences

7. Health, fitness and well-being

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

Marks

%

Questions

  • Applied anatomy and physiology

  • Movement and analysis

  • Physical training

  • Use of data

  • Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes

  • 78 marks

  • 30% of GCSE

  • Answer all questions

  • A mixture of multiple choice/objective test questions, short answer questions and extended answer questions.

78

30

What's Assessed

How it is Assessed

Assessment:

Paper 2: Social-cultural influences and well-being in physical activity

and sport

Marks

%

What's Assessed

How it is Assessed

Questions

  • Sports psychology

  • Socio-cultural influences

  • Health, fitness and well-being

  • Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes

  • 78 marks

  • 30 % of GCSE

  • Answer all questions

  • A mixture of multiple choice/objective test questions, short answer questions and extended answer questions.

78

30

Non-exam assessment: Practical performance in physical activity and sport

Marks

%

What's Assessed

How it is Assessed

Questions

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

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

  • Assessed by teachers

  • Moderated by AQA

  • 100 marks

  • 40% of GCSE

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

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

100

40

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