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Welcome to Physical Education GCSE Options Taster Session

Did you know? 

The world record for the most consecutive push-ups was set in 1980 by Minoru Yoshida from Japan who managed to do 10,507 in a row.

We hope you enjoy the taster session!


Do I need to play sport outside of school? 

No, although of course we would encourage this, and we can provide contacts and links at local sports clubs. There will be opportunities to represent the school in a wide variety of activities. 

I play sport outside of school, can I use that sport towards my practical grade? 

If the sport is on the PE Specification, then yes that would be fantastic. We will require video evidence of you playing/performing and we can discuss the requirements of this.  

Does GCSE PE replace my normal PE lessons? 

No, you will continue to have two core PE lessons each week. These lessons will be an opportunity to play sport recreationally, and to increase activity levels. 

How can I improve my practical grade? 

Core PE is a great opportunity for you to improve your practical ability across a wide range of sports. In addition, students should attend extra-curricular clubs and make every effort to represent the school in external fixtures.  

How many lessons will I have each week? 

Students will have 3 GCSE PE lessons each week, usually 1 x Practical lesson and 2 x Theory. This is in addition to Core PE, which is 2 x per week. 

How will I be assessed for GCSE PE? 

You will take 2 x exams at the end of Year 11, which are 1 hour 15 minutes each. You will be assessed on your practical ability throughout the course and in addition you will complete a piece of coursework at the start of Year 11.

For further information please contact Mr Elvery or a member of the PE team.