Physical Education


Struggling to decide which pathway you want to follow? Need some  advice on whether to take Physical Education or not?

Bear in mind that Physical Education is about human performance in sport. As a result it will prepare you for any career or future studies that you want to do. This course challenges you physically and academically. You learn about the human body and about current issues in sport. More importantly it’s great fun and probably the most interesting subject around. 



Qualification: GCSE
Examination Board: Edexcel
Specification Code: 1PEO

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Topics Covered

Component 1: (1PEO/01): Fitness and body systems 

Component 2: (1PEO/02): Health and performance

Component 3: (1PEO/03): Practical performance

Component 4: (1PEO/04): Personal exercise programme



Component 1: (90 Marks) Worth 36%: 1 hour 45 minutes 

Component 2: (70 Marks) Worth 24%: 1 hour15 minutes 

Component 3: (90 Marks) Worth 30% (Moderated)

Component 4: (20 Marks) Worth 10% (Moderated)

Course Progression

The completion of this course leads itself to further education courses such as A level Physical Education offered here in our Sixth Form. 

Career Opportunities

  • Armed services (army, navy, air force)
  • Public services (police, fire, paramedics)
  • Medical profession (medicine, nursing, physiotherapy, chiropody, chiropractic, podiatry)
  • Dental profession (Dentist, Orthodontist)
  • Psychologist
  • Health & fitness industry
  • PE teaching
  • Specialist sports coaching