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Physical Education
Why study Physical Education (GCSE)?

To understand how to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle
To learn how exercise affects different body systems
To learn how to improve skilled performance
To develop an understanding of health and safety requirements when exercising
To be able to pursue a career in sport


Who should choose GCSE PE?

Pupils who play at least one school sport
Pupils who regularly participate in school PE classes
Pupils who wish to improve their performance in sport
Pupils who wish to work in the sports industry
Pupils who wish to go into Further Education to study courses such as A Level PE, Sports Science, Leisure and Tourism or Sport and Recreation


What will I study?

Theory (classroom based) 40%

How the body works
How exercise affects the body
How diet affects the body
How to develop a healthy lifestyle
How exercise affects skilled performance


Developing and maintaining a balanced healthy lifestyle (classroom and practical) 20%

Learn how to maintain a balanced healthy lifestyle
Carry out a balanced healthy lifestyle


Component 3 Individual performance in physical activities (practical) 40%

Improve individual skilled performances
Learn how to analyse other skilled performances


How is the course assessed?

There is one single tier of entry. This allows pupils to achieve grades in the range A* - G.
CCEA Physical Education






 
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