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Key Stage 4

Core PE Curriculum

Physical Education is compulsory for all students in Years 10 and 11. Each pupil will participate in one hour of ‘core’ PE a week, where there is an emphasis is on getting everyone active and involved in a selection of engaging sports or activities.

All students experience a one hour lesson of ‘core’ Physical Education, per week. Students get to choose which activity they wish to pursue for each half term, from a choice of 3 different activities.

If some groups are oversubscribed, students may not get their first choice of activity.

Students will be allowed to opt for the same activity more than once during the year.

GCSE Curriculum Overview

What you will study in Years 10 and 11

Paper 1

  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Movement analysis
  • Physical training 
  • Use of data


Paper 2

  • Health, fitness and well being
  • Sport psychology
  • Socio cultural influences
  • Use of data

General Information

Component 1: Fitness and Body Systems

Written examination: 1 hour and 45 minutes

36% of the qualification

90 marks

Component 2: Health and Performance

Written examination: 1 hour and 15 minutes

24% of the qualification

70 marks

Component 3: Practical Performance

Non-Examined Assessment: Internally marked and externally moderated

30% of the qualification

90 marks (30 marks per activity)

Component 4: Personal Exercise Programme (PEP)

Non-Examined Assessment: Internally marked and externally moderated

10% of the qualification

20 marks

Where to go for Revision

Revision Techniques

  • Can you remember the facts?
  • Can you explain the facts?
  • Can you give an example of that fact within a sport? e.g. power is useful in football because it allows an athlete to kick the ball harder, jump higher, etc.
  • Skill related fitness (ABCPRS), explain reaction time, give an example of reaction time in badminton.
  • Can you apply your knowledge to different sports?
  • Such as hockey, volleyball, badminton, athletics.
  • Flash cards-each topic summarised on a card.Go through past papers.
  • Use Doddle-powerpoints and quizzes.
  • Make spider diagrams for each topic.







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