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Academic PE

At Surbiton High School, we are delighted to have a thriving GCSE PE course that enables students the opportunity to study sport, which develops and challenges pupils academically alongside participating in their three chosen sports. 

GCSE PE is an addition to the PE curriculum which maximises the practical contact time in lessons. Students who study GCSE PE are provided with specialist teachers who have the experience of delivering sports programmes alongside the GCSE specification to ensure the pupil reaches their full potential in their practical sports. 

Students study the AQA syllabus which is delivered in theory lessons in the classroom. Students will study for two exams with a range of topics that develop their knowledge in Health, Fitness and Sports Sciences. 


Paper 1: The human body and movement in physical activity and sport Assessment Method
  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Movement analysis
  • Physical training
  • Written exam – 1hr 15min
  • 78 Marks
  • 30% of GCSE
Paper 2: Socio-cultural influence and well-being in physical activity and sport Assessment Method
  • Sports psychology
  • Socio-cultural influences
  • Health, fitness and well-being
  • Written exam – 1hr 15min
  • 78 Marks
  • 30% of GCSE
Non-exam assessment: Practical performance in physical activity and sport Assessment Method | Practical Performance | Analysis and Evaluation
  • Practical performance in 3 sports
  • 1 team
  • 1 individual
  • 1 team/individual
  • Analysis and evaluation to bring about improvement in 1 activity
  • Internally assessed
  • Moderated by AQA
  • 100 marks
  • 40% of GCSE
  • Progressive drills (10 marks)
  • Full context (15 marks)
  • Analysis (15 marks)
  • Evaluation (10 marks)

Physical Education at GCSE level is continuing to grow in popularity at Surbiton High School, with students achieving consistently high percentages of grades 9-7 and is a perfect compliment to biology students or those who wish to study the subject further at A-level. 

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