GCSE Physical Education
Examination Board: OCR
It is assessed across 4 parts:
- Paper 1 – Physical factors affecting performance - examination (60 marks / 60 minutes) (30% of the overall grade)
- Paper 2 - Socio-cultural issues and sports psychology – examination (60 marks / 60 minutes) (30% of the overall grade)
- Non examined assessment - Analysis and Evaluation of Performance – coursework/portfolio (20 marks, completed within lesson time) (10% of the overall grade)
- Non examined assessment - Practical Performances – broken into 3 sports (1 team / 1 individual / 1 other) (20 marks each, 60 total) (30% of overall grade)
Please note that the deadline for mark submission for part 3 & 4 is the end of February so all moderation must be completed prior to this. After this time your child cannot positively impact their grade in these areas.
It is important that your child is taking personal responsibility for their practical scores. They must be attending either extracurricular clubs or sports teams outside of school to ensure they get the best score possible.
Revision guides, workbooks and revision cards are available to buy in school for the OCR PE specification (available via parent pay). These are at a significant discount to online or in shops.
Year 11 students have 2 main assessments, one in November, and one in late February. In addition to this there are shorter topic tests their teacher may set.
PPE – November 2023 – will be a full past GCSE paper only covering paper 1 content.
PPE – February 2024 – will be a full past GCSE paper only covering paper 2 content.
There are a number of useful PE websites for revision or extra help on any PE topic:
BBC Bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/ztrcg82
Specification specific revision pages.
The Everleaner: https://theeverlearner.com/
This is a one stop shop for PE. The department funds the students access to this resource. It contains video content on every subtopic, followed by low stakes quizzing and practice test modes. Students get unlimited access to 1000’s of practice questions, with immediate feedback. We have access to their completion and success data, allowing us to look for areas of improvement in their knowledge.