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AQA Physical Education, specification code: 8582
Written examination 60%. Practical assessment 40%.
There are three components of assessment for this qualification:
30% of GCSE
30% of GCSE
Practical performance in three different physical activities + analysis and evaluation of performance to bring about improvement in one activity.
40% of GCSE
Paper 1: The human body and movement in physical activity and sport (78 marks):
Paper 2: Socio-cultural influences and well-being in physical activity and sport (78 marks):
Non-exam assessment: Practical performance in physical activity and sport (100 marks):
(10 marks per activity) and in the full context (15 marks per activity).
The GCSE Physical Education course will develop students’ understanding and skills relating to health and fitness, socio-cultural and scientific aspects of Physical Education. With a high non-examination percentage, this course should appeal to those students who possess strong practical skills and who are interested in understanding the factors that affect sporting performance. This qualification will give a strong foundation of knowledge and prepare students well for A-level Physical Education, as well as other A-level courses such as Biology and Psychology.