The Ridgeway School & Sixth Form College Learning & Education

KS4 PE GCSE (Sports Science)

The Team

Mr M McMeeking — Subject Staff Leader — [email protected]


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 Mins
  • Social Cultural Influences and Wellbeing — 30% of GCSE — 1 Hour 15 Mins.
  • 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.

Curriculum

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