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Physical Education GCSE

AQA GCSE Physical Education.

 

Specification at a glance
This qualification is linear. Linear means that students will sit all their exams and submit all their non-exam assessment at the end of the course.


Subject content
• 1. Applied anatomy and physiology
• 2. Movement analysis
• 3. Physical training
• 4. Use of data
• 5. Sports psychology
• 6. Socio-cultural influences
• 7. Health, fitness and well-being


Assessments:


Paper 1: The human body and movement in physical activity and sport


What's assessed:
• Applied anatomy and physiology
• Movement analysis
• Physical training
• Use of data


How it's assessed:
• Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes
• 78 marks
• 30% of GCSE


Questions:
• Answer all questions.
• A mixture of multiple choice/objective test questions, short answer questions and extended answer questions.
 
Paper 2: Socio-cultural influences and well-being in physical activity and sport


What's assessed:
• Sports psychology
• Socio-cultural influences
• Health, fitness and well-being
• Use of data


How it's assessed:
• Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes
• 78 marks
• 30% of GCSE


Questions:
• Answer all questions.
• A mixture of multiple choice/objective test questions, short answer questions and extended answer questions.
 
Non-exam assessment: Practical performance in physical activity and sport


What's assessed:
• Practical performance in three different physical activities in the role of player/performer (one in a team activity, one in an individual activity and a third in either a team or in an individual activity).
• Analysis and evaluation of performance to bring about improvement in one activity.


How it's assessed:
• Assessed by teachers
• Moderated by AQA
• 100 marks
• 40% of GCSE


Questions:
• For each of their three activities, students will be assessed in skills in progressive drills (10 marks per activity) and in the full context (15 marks per activity).
• Students will be assessed on their analysis (15 marks) and evaluation (10 marks) of performance to bring about improvement in one activity.

 

 

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