Pupils & facilities at The Maelor School

Physical education

Key Stage 4

GCSE Physical Education is an ideal opportunity for students who have been successful and enjoyed participating in their Year 7, 8 & 9 PE lessons to further develop their practical skills and learn about a whole new aspect of Physical Education. The course is a fantastic starting point for any student who may wish to move onto further studies in sport and any possible future career across the sports spectrum.

The course is made up in the following way:

Practical component – 60% of total mark

Candidates must be assessed in four physical activities and these include: Outwitting opponents (games), Gymnastics activities, Dance, Problem solving and Adventurous activities, Exercise, Fitness & Health activities.

Assessment can take place in the role of: Player/Performer, Official or Leader/Coach. These can take place for both in-school and out of school activities.

Theory component – 40% of total mark

At the end of Year 11, there will be a written exam paper lasting for 1 hour 30 minutes. Questions will be based on all aspects of PE including: health and performance, diet and training, factors influencing participation and sport in modern day society.