PE Year 10
The course is a mixture of practical and theory lessons and is very different from Key Stage 3 PE. In a ten day timetable cycle you will have practical and theory lessons. After each theory lesson you will be set homework which often involves going to the library to research topics, revising for end of unit exams, completing worksheets/answering questions, etc. A lot of written work is involved. To improve on your practical skills it will be expected of you to attend clubs, both at lunch times and after school. You will also be advised to attend out of school clubs within the community. To improve your knowledge of officiating in various sports you may also be asked to help run lower school clubs. This subject requires commitment from students to give up a lot of free time.
The practical activities that we cover in school lesson times are:
If you take GCSE Dance you can also add this to your practical activities and if you play or take part in other activities outside school they can also be offered for your coursework provided that they are on the EDEXCEL syllabus.
The theory part of the course is taught in three units, Exercise and Training, Safety aspects and risk assessment in sport and physical activity and applied anatomy and physiology.
Who should study this course?
If you enjoy sport and physical education, if you are well motivated, if you attend extra-curricular activities, if you are organised, if you have a positive attitude and are willing to work hard and if you would like a career in this area then this course is for YOU.
How is it taught?
The course is a mixture of practical and theory lessons. Over the two week timetable you have 5 GCSE PE lessons, one of which will be theory (classroom based) and the other four will be practical. There is a lot of written work involved in this course and you will be expected to complete homework after every theory lesson. At the end of each practical module you will be assessed and given a coursework grade. Your best four grades from Year 9 - 11 will be chosen as your final coursework grade. You will also have to take a practical exam at the end of Year 11 which combines with your course work grade to make up 90% of your final mark. The final 10% will come from your oral analysis of performance also done in Year 11.
How will this course lead to careers involving PE?
AS/A2 Level PE are available in the Sixth Form which can lead into PE teaching, sports therapy and physiotherapy, sports psychology, exercise physiologist, personal fitness trainer, sports coach, sports development officer, sports administrator, outdoor pursuits manager, health promotions specialist and many more.