an introduction to gcse physical education

Why choose GCSE Physical Education?

GCSE Physical Education allows pupils to develop their knowledge and practical skills in a range of physical activities and also examine the effects of exercise on the body. Pupils will identify ways to develop and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle through participation in physical activity. GCSE Physical Education is a fantastic choice for those who wish to extend their knowledge, understanding and experience of PE, sport and performance.

Physical Education in the Sixth Form

A-level Physical Education allows students to gain dynamic theoretical and practical skills for further education or their chosen career. Areas covered by the course include Applied Anatomy and Physiology, Skill Acquisition, Sport and Society, Exercise, Physiology and Biomechanics, Sport Psychology and Sport and Society and Technology in Sports.

The aim of the course is to provide an academic and theoretical understanding of Physical Education and sport. The course encourages development and an enhanced knowledge and skill level in a student’s chosen sport. In addition, the course explores contemporary sociological issues in modern sport, the effects of exercise and training on the body and compares and contrasts sport in different cultures.