GCSE PE

GCSE PE

Students have the opportunity to study a two or three year GCSE PE course at Campion (depending on option choices). There have been significant changes to the new GCSE specification for 2016, these are outlined below:

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New Specification changes 2016 (first exam 2018)

There will be a new 9–1 grading system, with 9 being the top level.

· There will be a fully linear structure, with all exams sat at the end of the course.

 · There is greater emphasis on theoretical content with an increased weighting of 60% examined assessment and 40% Non-Examined Assessment ((NEA) practical performance and performance analysis).

· Leader or official roles are no longer offered as part of the practical performance, player/participant is the only role available.

· There is a reduction in the number of activities being assessed to three activities: one in a team game, one in an individual activity and a free choice from the list prescribed by DfE.

· GCSE Physical Education continues to be untiered. There will be tiers in only a small number of subjects, such as Maths.

Changes to GCSE Physical Education subject criteria The content requirements for GCSE Physical Education specifications have been revised by the Department for Education and Ofqual. All awarding organisations’ specifications for GCSE Physical Education in England must meet these requirements.

GCSE Physical Education (9–1) specifications must include the following: · applied anatomy and physiology · movement analysis · physical training · use of data · sport psychology · socio-cultural influences · health, fitness and well-being · practical performance · performance analysis and evaluation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Changes to Assessment Objectives

The GCSE Physical Education Assessment Objectives have been revised and there are now four objectives, given in the table below.

AO1 25%

· Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the factors that underpin performance and involvement in physical activity and sport

AO2 20%

· Apply knowledge and understanding of the factors that underpin performance and involvement in physical activity and sport

AO3 15%

· Analyse and evaluate the factors that underpin performance and involvement in physical activity and sport

AO4 40%

· Demonstrate and apply relevant skills and techniques in physical activity and sport

· Analyse and evaluate performance

 

The new AO4 focuses on the NEA separately. There are two strands to this Assessment Objective. The first strand focuses on practical performance and the second on performance analysis.

Component

Assessment

Content overview

Component 1:

Fitness and Body Systems

Written examination:

1 hour and 45 minutes 36% of the qualification 90 marks

· Topic 1: Applied Anatomy and Physiology

· Topic 2: Movement Analysis

· Topic 3: Physical Training

· Topic 4: Use of Data

Component 2:

 Health and Performance

Written examination:

1 hour and 15 minutes 24% of the qualification 70 marks

· Topic 1: Health, Fitness and Well-being

· Topic 2: Sport Psychology

· Topic 3: Socio-cultural Influences

· Topic 4: Use of Data

Component 3:

Practical Performance

NEA:

 internally marked and externally moderated 30% of the qualification 90 marks (30 marks per activity)

· Three physical activities from a set list, containing at least one team and one individual activity

 · Skills during individual and team activities

· General performance skills

Component 4:

Personal Exercise Programme (PEP)

NEA:

 internally marked and externally moderated 10% of the qualification 20 marks

· Aim and planning analysis

· Carrying out and monitoring the PEP

· Evaluation of the PEP

 

 

 

 

 

Assessment

9-1 grading

Ofqual has given the following information about the new 9–1 grading:

· 1 is the lowest, anchored to grade G: “The bottom of grade 1 will be aligned with the bottom of grade G.”

· 7 will be anchored to grade A: “Broadly the same proportion of learners will achieve a grade 7 and above as currently achieve an A and above.”

· 9 is the highest, for the top 3% or so: “For each examination, the top 20 per cent of those who get grade 7 or above will get a grade 9 – the very highest performers.”

· 4 will be anchored to grade C: “Broadly the same proportion of learners will achieve a grade 4 and above as currently achieve a grade C and above.”

 · 5 will be set between C and B: “Grade 5 will be positioned in the top third of the marks for a current grade C and bottom third of the marks for a current grade B.”