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Learning at West Coventry Academy



Key Stage 3 Curriculum


Qualification: GCSE          Exam Board: Edexcel

Is PE GCSE for you?

You need to like sport!

You need to be physically fit/ or be prepared to get fit.

You should have good participation levels

We would like you to play sport for school/participate in extra-curricular activities/assist with coaching younger year groups.

It would be an advantage if you played a sport out of school at a high level.

There are lots of sports available to be assessed in including horse riding, skiing etc.

You need to be a good standard in Science, English and Maths.

What Will You Do?

You will learn more advanced skills and tactics for a range of sports. You put forward your 3 best sports which you then perform in front of an examiner on a moderation day.

Theory: The theory is divided into 2 components:

  • Component 1: Fitness and body systems- covering anatomy and physiology, movement analysis, physical training and the use of data.
  • Component 2: Health and performance- covering health, fitness and wellbeing, sport psychology, socio-cultural influences and the use of data.

Coursework: Personal Exercise Programme –
Aim and planning, Carrying out the PEP, evaluation of the PEP

Key Stage 4 Curriculum

Assessment Details:

This is 30% of your final mark. You will be given a mark out of 35 for your 3 best sports. One sports must be a team game, one an individual sport and the third sport can be either.

You will also need to complete coursework component of a Personal Exercise Programme. This is 10% of your final grade.

This is 60% of your final mark
You will take 2 written exams of 1 hour 45 minutes and 1 hour 15 minutes.

Possible Career Options:

  • Teacher
  • Sports Coach
  • Sports Professional
  • Personal Instructor
  • Physiotherapist
  • Sports Nutritionist
  • Police officer/Firefighter/Armed forces

Further Education:

  • AS/A2 in PE
  • BTEC ND in Sports Science
  • BTEC ND in Sport