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Key Stage 4 Course Information Page

Course Name : GCSE (9-1) Physical Education (Edexcel)

What is the qualification?

One full GCSE awarded at grades 9 – 1.


What will I be doing on the course? How will it be structured?

The course is split into two sections, practical and theory.

The theoretical components of the course include the study of Fitness and Body Systems (36% of the qualification) and Health and Performance (24% of the qualification), which are both assessed through examinations at the end of Year 11.

The practical component is worth 30% of your overall grade and will require you to offer 3 performances from a list of selected sports. 1 activity must be individual, 1 as a member of a team and 1 optional topic. The practical elements of the course are assessed through an external moderation during the final term of Year 11. The remaining 10% of the course is attained through the development and completion of a Personal Exercise Programme (PEP) to help monitor the progress in performance you achieve during the two years on the course.



The table below indicates the school terms in which the assessments will take place:

 Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
Year 10N/AN/AControlled Assessment
Completion of PEP paperwork
Year 11Mock examination
(theory and practical)
Completion of PEP practicalTerminal examinations
Fitness and Body Systems (1 hour 45 mins)
Health and Performance (1 hour 45 mins)
Practical Performance (external moderator)



What skills do I need to develop to be successful at this course?

You need to be able to problem solve, communicate effectively using numbers and symbols, be able to explain and justify solutions and have the ability to interpret and discuss data.


What could I use this qualification for?

GCSE Mathematics provides you with improved opportunities for further education, training and employment. A good qualification in mathematics is necessary for most careers. It is essential for further study in many subjects for example psychology, biology, and chemistry.


Additional information

Provision is made to take stand alone Level 3 qualifications for students achieving grade 8 or 9 or Further Mathematics.