Physical Education - Year 10 GCSE


The County High School PE department provide two pathways at GCSE; AQA Physical Education and OCR Cambridge National Sports Studies.

AQA Physical Education


Due to the nature of the course it is strongly recommended students have a keen interest in Sport, are currently competing in sports either inside or outside of outside of school and have a good current level of fitness. Students will be expected to maintain this high level of fitness throughout the course.

5 Lessons per fortnight

Topic  Overview  Assessment 
Practical - including coursework

Throughout the two years of the course students will partake in a range of sports, each of which will be assessed. Each student will then have a final assessment in three of these activities, which will form 30% of their overall mark. Students must have one individual activity, one team and the third can be either individual or team.

Individual Activity List
Amateur boxing, Athletics, Badminton, Canoeing/kayaking, Cycling Track or road cycling, Dance, Diving Platform, Golf, Gymnastics Floor routines and apparatus, Equestrian, Rock climbing, Sculling, Skiing, Snowboarding, Squash, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Trampolining.

Team Activity List
Football, Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Dance, Handball, Hockey, Lacrosse, Netball, Rowing, Rugby Union, Squash, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball.

A further 10% is achieved through picking one of the chosen four activities and producing an analysis of performance, which evaluates and develops either the student's or another student's ability.

Practical (30%) including coursework (10%)
Exam 1

The following areas will be covered within the exam in which are delivered within theory lessons.

The Human Body and movement in Physical Activity and Sport

Applied Anatomy and Physiology The structures and functions of the skeleton, the structure and function of the muscular system., the structure and function of the cardiorespiratory system, aerobic and anaerobic exercise, the effects of exercise.
Movement Analysis Types of levers, basic movements, planes of movement and axes of rotation.
Physical Training Health and Fitness, The components of fitness, fitness testing, the principles of training, training thresholds, types of training, preventing injury, training seasons, warming up and cooling down.

Exam

Written Exam 30% 1 hour 15 minutes
78 marks
Exam 2

The following areas will be covered within the exam which are delivered within theory lessons.

Socio Cultural Influences and well being in physical activity and Sport.

Health, Fitness and well-being Physical, emotional and social health and well-being, and fitness, the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle, somatotypes, energy use, a balanced diet, maintaining water balance.
Use of Data students will be asked to analyse data and make conclusions from what they identify.

Exam

Written Exam 30% 1 hour 15 minutes
78 marks



OCR Cambridge National Sports Studies

Our Cambridge National in Sport Studies enables students to develop and apply knowledge of sports-related activities, with a particular focus on officiating. They explore contemporary issues in sport, different ways of being involved in the sports industry, and the impact of sport on wider society.



Topic  Overview  Assessment 
R052: Developing sports skills

Be able to use skills, techniques and tactics/strategies/ compositional ideas as an individual performer in a sporting activity.
Be able to use skills, techniques and tactics/strategies/compositional ideas as a team performer in sporting activity.
Be able to officiate in a sporting activity.
Be able to apply practice methods to support improvement in a sporting activity.

Individual Activity List
Amateur boxing, Athletics, Badminton, Canoeing/kayaking, Cycling Track or road cycling, Dance, Diving Platform, Golf, Gymnastics Floor routines and apparatus, Equestrian, Rock climbing, Sculling, Skiing, Snowboarding, Squash, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Trampolining.

Team Activity List
Football, Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Dance, Handball, Hockey, Lacrosse, Netball, Rowing, Rugby Union, Squash, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball.

Coursework, performance on an individual and games activity, ability to officiate and plan out 6 week training programme to improve performance
60 marks
R051: Contemporary issues in sport

The different user groups who may participate in sport,
The possible barriers which affect participation in sport (with reference to the different user groups),
The solutions to barriers which affect participation in sport, i.e.
The factors which can impact upon the popularity of sport in the UK
How the factors which can impact upon the popularity of sport in the UK relate to specific sporting examples
Current trends in the popularity of different sports in the UK
Growth of new/emerging sports and activities in the UK
Values which can be promoted through sport
The Olympic and Paralympic movement
Other initiatives and events which promote values through sport
The importance of etiquette and sporting behaviour of both performers and spectators,
The use of performance-enhancing drugs in sport
The features of major sporting events
The potential benefits and drawbacks of cities/countries hosting major sporting events,
What national governing bodies in sport do.

During the external assessment, learners will be expected to demonstrate their understanding through questions that require the skills of analysis and evaluation in particular contexts.
1 hour Exam 60 marks


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