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Assessment Pattern:

The Pearson Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9–1) in Physical Education consists of two externally-examined papers and two non-examined assessment components. Components 1 and 2 will be assessed in May/June in any single year. Components 3 and 4 may be assessed at any point.

during the course, with marks submitted by the centre prior to moderation. Moderation will take place in the same year as the written examinations.   


Two written examinations:     

Component 1: Fitness and body systems: 1 hour & 45 minutes; 36% of the qualification; 90 marks 

Component 2:Health and performance: 1 hour & 15 minutes; 24% of the qualification; 70 marks 

Two non-examined assessment: 

Component 3:Practical Performance; internally marked and externally moderated;

30% of the qualification; 105 marks (35 marks per activity)

Component 4: Personal Exercise Programme (PEP); internally marked and externally moderated;

10% of the qualification; 20 marks 


Course Description: The aims and objectives of this qualification are to enable students to:  Develop theoretical knowledge and understanding of the factors that underpin physical activity and sport and use the knowledge and understanding 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 electing 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 that physical activity and sport make to health, fitness and well-being. Understand the key socio-cultural influences that can affect people’s involvement in physical activity and sport.