KS4 PE GCSE (Sports Science)

KS4 PE GCSE (Sports Science)

Subject Staff LeaderMr M McMeeking

Emailmcmeekingm@ridgewayschool.com

Specification
Name –        Physical Education
Board –        AQA
Code –          4890

Assessment of Course

The course is 40% practical and 60% theory. Candidates are assessed in a range of practical activities and the best combination of marks are submitted. There are two 1 ¼ hour exam taken at the end of the course.

  • Human Body and Movement 30% of GCSE. 1 hour 15 minutes.
  • Social Cultural Influences and Well-being 30% of GCSE. 1 hour 15 minutes.
  • Practical Performance. 40% of GCSE.

Course Content
You must be fit, we regret that students with long term injuries are not eligible for this course.
You must have shown a commitment to physical education in KS3 and willingness to take part in extra curricular sport either in or outside of school.
Students must achieve level 6 in at least 3 sports as part of year 9 assessment.
You must have shown a commitment to physical education in KS3 and willingness to take part in extra curricular sport either in or outside of school.
Students must achieve level 6 in at least 3 sports as part of Year 9 assessment.

 

 

 

 

Theory includes
Health fitness and well being applied anatomy and physiology.
Movement analysis physical training.
Use of data.
Sports psychology.
Social cultural influences.

Practical includes
A range of practical activities are studied from activities such as football, netball, athletics, swimming and trampolining. You can also be assessed in activities that you participate in outside school, for example, Horse Riding or Skiing. Three activities count towards your final mark.

Into the future:

  • You can go on to do AS/A Level Physical Education
  • You can go on to Level 2 and Level 3 vocational courses in Physical Education, Sport or Leisure
  • Work in the leisure industry
  • Armed Forces and the police

 

This subject can be taken at A Level without having studied it at GCSE.

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