Physical Education (PE) as a GCSE comprises of both theory and practical aspects. The aim of the course is to provide students with an improved knowledge and understanding of how to effectively live an active and healthy lifestyle, while also developing and enhancing their physical performance. Students will be encouraged to develop an improved understanding and appreciation of their own and others' cultures in relation to PE.
It is an ideal subject to accompany the study of scientific subjects, since the learning theory covers key areas of human physiological systems (e.g. anatomy and energy systems).
Students will be assessed both internally and externally. There are two written units which will be taken as part of the formal examination period with both lasting 1 hour, with two further units made up of practical elements being assessed internally by the tutor.
PE is an excellent subject to aspire to take right through to university level, where "Sport science" is now a highly regarded degree. Universities such as Bath and Loughborough are renowned for high levels of sporting excellence, and provide degrees tailored to career opportunities in a range of fields.