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Severn Vale School

An Academy

Physical Education

At Key Stage 3 students take part in activities including:

  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Dance
  • Fitness
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Softball
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Zumba

At Key Stage 4 students take part in activities including:

  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Fitness
  • Footbal
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Softball
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Zumba  

At Key Stage 4 students can opt to take one of two courses:

GCSE PE

The Pearson Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9–1) in Physical Education consists of two externally-examined papers and two non-examined assessment components. Components 1 and 2 will be assessed in May/June in any single year. Components 3 and 4 may be assessed at any point during the course, with marks submitted by the centre prior to moderation. Moderation will take place in the same year as the written examinations.

Component 1: Fitness and Body

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

Content overview:

Topic 1: Applied anatomy and physiology 

Topic 2: Movement analysis

Topic 3: Physical training

Topic 4: Use of data Assessment overview

Component 2: Health and Performance

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

Content overview

Topic 1: Health, fitness and well-being

Topic 2: Sport psychology

Topic 3: Socio-cultural influences

Topic 4: Use of data Assessment overview

Component 3: Practical Performance:

Internally marked and externally moderated 30% of the qualification 105 marks (35 marks per activity)

Skills during individual and team activities 

General performance skills Assessment overview

The assessment consists of students completing three physical activities from a set list. One must be a team activity; one must be an individual activity. The final activity can be a free choice. Students must participate in three separate activities. Students will be assessed against set assessment criteria found in the specification.

Component 4: Personal Exercise Programme (PEP)

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

Content overview;

Aim and planning analysis Carrying out and monitoring the PEP , Evaluation of the PEP Assessment overview The assessment consists of students producing a Personal Exercise Programme (PEP), and will require students to analyse and evaluate their performance. These will be assessed by the teacher and moderated by Pearson.


NCFE Health and Fitness Level 2

The NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Health and Fitness are complementary Technical Awards and the vocational equivalent of GCSE qualifications. It is aimed at 14-16 year olds studying their Key Stage 4 curriculum and interested in any of the health and fitness contexts such as exercise, lifestyles and diet.

The qualification focuses on an applied study of the health and fitness sector and learners will gain a broad knowledge and understanding of working in the sector. The qualifications have been designed to sit alongside the requirements of core GCSE subjects.

The Level 2 is appropriate for learners who are looking to develop a significant core of knowledge and understanding and apply that knowledge in preparing, planning and developing a health and fitness programme.

What will the learner study as part of this qualification? This qualification shows learners how:

  • Fitness is beneficial
  • The main components of fitness measure an individual’s level of physical fitness
  •  To use the principles of training in a fitness programme
  • To prepare, plan and develop a personal health and fitness programme
  • A healthy balanced diet affects lifestyles.

There are 4 units to complete, 1, 2 and 4 are internally assessed in assignment form and unit 3 is externally assessed in the form of an on-line exam.

They will develop skills:

  • Preparing and planning a health and fitness plan
  • Carrying out fitness tests
  • Evaluating a health and fitness plan
  • Literacy, numeracy and ICT that are essential for the modern workplace, such as team working; presentation skills; independent working; working to deadlines; efficient use of resources.