Physical Education - Year 11 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 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 and 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.
  • 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
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
  • Sports Psychology Skills and ability, goals and targets, information processing, guidance and feedback on performance, arousal, aggression, personality types, motivation.
  • Socio Cultural Influences Social groups and factors affecting participation, the commercialisation of physical activity and sport, the impact of technology on physical activity and sport, ethical conduct of performers, spectator behaviour.
  • 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 
R053: Sports leadership

Know the personal qualities, styles, roles and responsibilities associated with effective sports leadership.
Be able to plan sports activity sessions.
Be able to deliver sports activity session.
Be able to evaluate own performance in delivering a sports activity session.

Coursework and ability to be a leader and evaluate performance
60 marks
R056: Developing knowledge and skills in outdoor activities

Know about different types of outdoor activities and their provision.
Understand the value of participating in outdoor activities.
Be able to plan an outdoor activity.
Be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills during outdoor activities.

Coursework and ability to orienteer by planning, performing and evaluating a performance
60 marks


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