GCSE(9–1) Physical Education for academic year 2021/22 Students must complete all components to be awarded OCR’s GCSE (9-1) in Physical Education in 2022.

What percent is the practical in GCSE PE?

Assessment overview

Component Marks Weighting
Physical factors affecting performance (01) 60 30%
Socio-cultural issues and sports psychology (02) 60 30%
Practical performances (04) Non-exam assessment 60 30%
Analysis and evaluation of performance (AEP) (05) Non-exam assessment 20 10%

Can you take PE as a GCSE?

Students can opt to take GCSE PE as one of their option subjects. This is a full GCSE qualification and we follow the EDEXCEL specification. In addition to 2 core PE lessons a week, GCSE PE students have a further 3 lessons of PE. What does the course cover?


No, they are equivalent qualifications (BTEC Sport = 1 GCSE). One is not easier than the other; they are just assessed in different ways. GCSE PE has a higher percentage of exams, whereas BTEC has more coursework.

What sports can you do for GCSE PE OCR?

GCSE Physical Education (9-1) – J587

Sport Update
Dance Update to filmed evidence requirements
Hockey Update to goalkeeping positional skills
Lacrosse Addition of point in ‘Decision making and tactical awareness’
Wheelchair basketball Updated the link to the sports classification criteria

What is taught in GCSE PE?

A: On the GCSE PE course you will cover 6 main theory units. In Component One you will look at Anatomy and Physiology, Movement Analysis and Physical Training. In Component Two you will cover Health, Fitness and Well-being, Sport Psychology and Socio-cultural influences.

What GCSEs should I take to be a PE teacher?

You’ll usually need: 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English and maths. GCSE science at grade 9 to 4 (A* to C) for primary school teaching. 2 to 3 A levels, or equivalent, for a degree.

What is BTEC PE equivalent to?

The BTEC Sport course has been designed to provide an engaging, broad and stimulating introduction to the world of Sport and Fitness. Students will study the BTEC Level 2 First Award in Sport which is equivalent to a GCSE but has the benefit of a larger coursework and practical content.

What does GCSE PE consist of?

A: There are three main elements to being assessed in GCSE PE. 1) Component 1 Written Exam Paper (36%) and Component 2 Written Exam Paper (24%). 2) Written Coursework (10%) 3) Three practical sports (10% each – totally 30%).

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