Physical Education

Key Stage







Valid for

2018 - 2019






Physical Education

Course Content & Assessment

We also provide the opportunity for the pursuit of excellence and competition for those who desire it, through the medium of an extensive extra-curricular programme (please see link below); which makes use of staff from within the school and coaches from local clubs. Two major events that feature in the year are QE School Games Sports Days and Rock Challenge (a national dance competition). The school is succeeding in county, district, and national competitions in a range of sports (both individuals and teams) and we are equipping students to enter professional careers in sport. We also run the Duke of Edinburgh Award which is hugely successful and attracts around 100 students ever year.

The sports facilities at QE are outstanding, and include an indoor heated swimming pool, fitness suite, floodlit netball/tennis courts plus a 5-court sports hall containing an excellent climbing wall, a floodlit Astroturf hockey pitch, a dance studio, extensive fields and an athlete education centre. We also have 4 dedicated PE classrooms for theory lessons, with interactive whiteboards and laptops.

We are committed to developing Sport through the Community and the Community through Sport. Consequently, we have an excellent relationship with QE Leisure Centre, local sports clubs, including Wimborne Wayfarers, Wimborne Athletics Club and of course our Middle School feeder schools.

Sport Extra
Our extra-curricular programme is extensive. Opportunities are provided for the pursuit of excellence, competition and participation for those who desire it. Pupils are actively encouraged in lessons by our dedicated team to attend extra-curricular clubs to further develop their knowledge and skills in the sports they are studying, as well as having lots of fun and trying something new too.
Consequently, we have an excellent relationship with QE Leisure Centre, local sports clubs, including Wimborne Wayfarers, Wimborne Athletics Club and of course our Middle School feeder schools.

In Key Stage 4 students can opt for any one of the following:
Pearson Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9-1) in Physical Education (1PE0)
Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Sport

Subject Information
The new GCSE Physical Education qualification specification is now in its second year at QE. Delivered by an experienced team of teachers with a background in sports science, it consists of four components.
Component 1: Fitness and Body Systems
In this section students will develop their theoretical knowledge and understanding of applied anatomy and physiology, movement analysis and physical training.
Component 2: Health and Performance
In this section sports psychology will be introduced, with a focus on skill development, through relevant practice, guidance and feedback, as well as key socio-cultural influences that can affect people’s involvement in physical activity and sport.
Component 3: Practical Performance
Students will be required to perform in three different physical activities in the role of player/performer. They will be required to demonstrate their skills in practice and competitive situations.
Component 4: Personal Exercise Programme
The purpose of this component is to assess students’ skills in analysing and evaluating performance through a personal exercise programme (PEP) in order to improve/optimise performance in a chosen physical activity.

Component 1: 1 hour 45 minutes, 36%, 90 Marks, Written exam
Component 2: 1 hour 15 minutes, 24%, 70 Marks, Written exam
Component 3: N/A, 30%, 105 Marks (35 Per Activity), Practical assessment
Component 4: N/A, 10% 20 Marks, Practical assessment

You should choose GCSE PE if you love being active and want to find out more about how to improve your performance. Not only do you improve your sports performance but you also learn about the human body from an athlete’s perspective. The thing we love about this course is it is not just exam based but there is practical aspects to it as well. It helps to develop our understanding of the physical demands in your chosen sports as well as others. We look forward to lessons because they are fun, interesting and you always learn something new. GCSE PE is helping us improve our sports
and we are sure it would do the same for you. Alex – York House

You should choose BTEC Sport if you are interested in how exercise affects your body and how you can use a range of training methods to help you improve. The course will provide you with the tools to make informed choices about factors that can influence your performance as well as athlete’s at the elite level. BTEC Sport lessons are designed to help you reach your best in a practical way. Most of the course is based on coursework, so if you find exams difficult this is
definitely the best choice for you Rachel – Tudor House

Entry Criteria & Progression

A-Level Physical Education
Route A: GCSE PE Grade 5 or Distinction in BTEC Sport Route B: GCSE Science Grade B or English Grade 6 Level 3 BTEC Sport
Route A: Merit in Level 2 BTEC Sport or Distinction in any other Level 2 BTEC
Route B: English Language Grade 5