GCSE PE

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GCSE-PE

This WJEC GCSE specification in physical education will enable learners to
engage in a practical course, designed to encourage learners to be inspired,
motivated and challenged by the subject and enable them to make informed
decisions about further learning opportunities and career pathways.

Through studying GCSE Physical Education learners will acquire the knowledge,
understanding, skills and values to develop and maintain their performance in
physical activities and understand the benefits to health, fitness and well-being.
Learners will develop theoretical knowledge and understanding of the factors that
underpin physical activity and sport and use this knowledge to improve performance.

Learners will perform effectively in different physical activities by developing skills
and techniques and selecting and using tactics, strategies and/or compositional
ideas. They will develop their ability to analyse and evaluate to improve performance
in physical activity and sport. By studying GCSE Physical Education learners will:

 

  • Develop theoretical knowledge and understanding of the factors that underpin
    physical activity and sport and use this knowledge to improve performance
  • Understand how the physiological and psychological state affects performance in
    physical activity and sport
  • Perform effectively in different physical activities by developing skills and
    techniques and selecting and using tactics, strategies and/or compositional ideas
  • Develop their ability to analyse and evaluate to improve performance in physical
    activity and sport
  • Understand the contribution which physical activity and sport make to health,
    fitness and well-being
  • Understand key socio-cultural influences which can affect people’s involvement in
    physical activity and sport in Wales and the wider world.

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