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PE Overview

We firmly believe there is a ‘sport for all’ and its part of our job as PE practitioners to help students find ‘their’ sport. At APHS students receive 2 hours of PE a week and participate in up to 9 different activities over the year, ensuring breadth and depth to their learning.


The extra- curricular programme is action packed, offering over 25 diverse activities weekly from Archery to Horse riding, Fencing, Swimming, Golf and Dodgeball.


There is also the opportunity to start GCSE PE in Year 9,enabling you to finish in Year 10 and use the extra time to support other subjects or to then complete the BTEC in PE.


Students have the opportunity to complete the Sports Leaders UK Level 1 & 2 in Year 10 & 11 PE lessons.

We have a variety of sports teams and compete in nearly all sports offered at APHS.





Course Outline:

The course is divided into 2 main areas;

1. The Theory of Physical Education (40%)

2. Performance in Physical Education (60%)


The first unit is delivered through classroom sessions and through practical delivery of topics such as the principles of training and training methods.


For Unit 2, students must be assessed in at least 4 different sports from a variety of areas. There is a huge choice of activities to suit all, from Football, Dance, Trampolining, Sailing, dodgeball and Horse Riding.  Students can either be assessed as


1. Player/participator

2. Leader

3. Official

This gives students the option of being assessed in all areas in one sport which they excel in.


As part of Unit 2 students must also develop their ability to analyse sporting performance and produce a Personal Exercise Programme for their controlled assessment.





Course Outline:

All pupils will complete 8 units across the two years, carefully selected to assist students in pursuing a practical course which would hopefully prepare them for pursuing a career in the sport and leisure industry and the world of work in general.


Level 2 - Distinction* = GCSE A*

Level 2 - Distinction  = GCSE A

Level 2 - Merit           = GCSE B

Level 2 - Pass           = GCSE C

Level 1 - Pass           = GCSE D


Internal units includes coursework assignments that can be as simple as being recorded playing in a sport or leading an activity or giving a presentation to the class, as well as written assignments.


External units are assessed using an onscreen 1 hour test, which is set and marked by Edexcel. Opportunities will be made available to resit the test should students not achieve their target grade.