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GCSE

AQA GSCE Physical Education (PE) (8582)

The syllabus provides candidates with the opportunity to study both practical and theoretical aspects of PE. The knowledge gained should enable students to develop a greater understanding of effective and safe physical performance. Students have five periods of GCSE PE per fortnight (in addition to their core lessons), which will be a combination of theory and practical sessions.

Course Content 

Theory 

Theory content is covered by TWO exams (60%)

Exams  Paper 1: The human body and movement in physical activity and sport Paper 2: Socio-cultural influences and well-being in physical activity and sport
What is assessed 
  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Movement analysis
  • Physical training
  • Use of data
  • Sports psychology
  • Socio-cultural influences
  • Health, fitness and well-being
  • Use of data
How it is assessed  Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes
Questions
  • Answer all questions.
  • A mixture of multiple choice/objective test questions
  • Short answer questions
  • Extended answer questions.
  • Answer all questions.
  • A mixture of multiple choice/objective test questions
  • Short answer questions
  • Extended answer questions.
Percentage of course 78 marks and 30% of GCSE 78 marks and 30% of GCSE 

Non-exam assessment

Practical performance in physical activity and sport (40%)

Exams  Performance assessment (practical performance) Performance analysis assessment (analysis and evaluation)
What is assessed 

Students are required to be assessed in three different activities in the role of player/performer only:

  • One of these assessments must be in a team activity;
  • One assessment must be in an individual activity,
  • Third assessment is either a team or individual activity.

 

Students are required to be assessed on their skills for each of their 3 activities in:

  • Progressive drills (Part 1)
  • In the full game (Part 2)

Written and or verbal assessment of student’s ability to analyse and evaluate performance in one sport.

  • Written and or verbal assessment of student’s ability to analyse and evaluate performance in one sport.
  • Students can analyse their own performance or the performance of another person.
  • Analysis and evaluation can only be carried out on the activities included in the specification.
How it is assessed 

Assessed by teachers and moderated by AQA

For each of their three activities:

  • Students will be assessed in skills in progressive drills (10 marks per activity)
  • In the full context (15 marks per activity).
     

 

Each activity is assessed out of 25 marks (total 75)

Assessed by teachers and moderated by AQA

 

Students will be assessed on:

  • Analysis (15 marks)
  • Evaluation (10 marks)

of performance to bring about improvement in one activity.

Both activities is assessed out of 25 marks (total 25)

Percentage of course 30% of GCSE  10% of GCSE

 

For further information on the AQA GCSE Specification please click on the link: https://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/pe/specifications/AQA-8582-SP-2016.PDF