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WLFS Secondary

The Knowledge Schools Trust

We aim to provide children with a classical liberal education, regardless of background or ability.

Physical Education

About the Course

Learners will study Physical Education (PE) in an academic setting, enabling them to critically analyse and evaluate their physical performance and apply their experience of practical activity in developing their knowledge and understanding of the subject. You’ll enjoy the course if you have a passion for physical activity and sport and if you are interested in anatomy, exercise physiology, sport psychology, biomechanics, the history of sport and contemporary issues within sport.

Examination Board


Course Structure

  • Paper 1 – Physiological factors affecting performance (30%)

    • Anatomy and physiology
    • Exercise physiology
    • Biomechanics
  • Paper 2 – Psychological factors affecting performance (20%)
    • Skill acquisition
    • Sport psychology
  • Paper 3 – Socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport (20%)
    • Sport and society
    • Contemporary issues within sport
  • Non- Examined Assessment – Practical performances (30%)
    • Performance in one activity
    • Analysing and evaluating performance for improvement