Edexcel 3PEO, 9-1
The GCSE in Physical Education is an exciting course for those of you who want to take your interest in and enthusiasm for sport and physical activity further. The course will equip you with the knowledge, understanding, skills and values needed to be able to develop and maintain your performance in physical activities. You will also gain an understanding of how physical activities benefit health, fitness and well-being along with the body systems involved in sport.
The course is both theoretical and practical in content and you will be expected to participate in three sporting activities on a regular basis either at school or in a club outside of school. One of these activities must be a team activity, one must be an individual activity and the third is a free choice from the designated sporting list. The theory unit focuses on two components.
● Fitness and Body Systems
This includes applied anatomy and physiology, movement analysis, physical training and the use of data.
● Health and Performance
This includes health, fitness and well being, sports psychology, socio-cultural influences and the use of data.
You are also required to produce a Personal Exercise Programme (PEP). You establish an
aim, plan, carry out, monitor then finally evaluate your individual PEP over the course of six weeks.
The practical assessment in your sports requires you to demonstrate your practical skills in isolation and in formal or competitive situations. You must have a good knowledge of the rules, tactics and strategies and be able to perform the skills of these sports to a good level. This course content is taught through both theory and practicals sessions.
- Component 1: Fitness and Body Systems
Written examination: 1 hour and 45 minutes, 36% of the qualification. The assessment consists of multiple-choice, short-answer, and extended writing questions.
- Component 2: Health and Performance
Written examination: 1 hour and 15 minutes, 24% of the qualification. The assessment consists of multiple-choice, short-answer, and extended writing questions.
- Component 3: Practical Performance
30% of the qualification, 105 marks (35 marks per activity)
- Skills during individual and team activities
- General performance skills
The assessment consists of students completing three physical activities from a set list. One must be a team activity. One must be an individual activity. The final activity can be a free choice. This is internally marked and externally moderated.
- Component 4: Personal Exercise Programme (PEP)
10% of the qualification (20 marks)
The assessment consists of students producing a Personal Exercise Programme (PEP), and will require students to analyse and evaluate their performance. This is internally marked and externally moderated.