Physical Education

Exam Board: OCR

The GCSE Physical Education course may be followed in addition to the core PE programme outlined earlier in this publication, that all pupils must follow.

During theoretical work you will study:

If you decide to take this course then you must be prepared to perform a variety of sports and activities and attend extra-curricular PE clubs. The GCSE PE course leads directly onto AS and A2 courses in Physical Education and should be undertaken if you are interested in acquiring detailed sporting knowledge and developing your own performance towards a high level.

In order to access the highest grades, you should be training and competing weekly in three sports from the list found following the link below:

It is also advisable that students wanting to obtain the very highest grades are competing higher than club standard in their sports.


60% examination, 30% practical and 10% controlled assessment.