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. 


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

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 (80 Marks) Worth 36%: 1 hour 30 minutes

Component 2 (60 Marks) Worth 24%: 1 hour 15 minutes

Component 3 (105 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 or BTEC Technical Courses..

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