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GCSE PE and OCR Sports Science


Theory Content- 60% of Overall Grade

By the end of the course you should have knowledge and understanding of:

Component 1  - Fitness and Body Systems (36%):
  1. Applied Anatomy and Physiology
  2. Movement Analysis
  3. Physical Training
  4. Use of Data

Assessment: 1 hour and 45 minutes exam (90 marks)

Component 2 - Health and Performance (24%):
  1. Health, Fitness and Well-Being
  2. Sport Psychology
  3. Socio-Cultural Influences
  4. Use of Data

 Assessment: 1 hour and 15 minutes exam (70 marks)

Both exams are made up of multiple choice, short answer questions and extended answer questions.

Practical Performance- 30% of Overall Grade

You have the opportunity to be assessed in:

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Trampolining
  • Table Tennis
  • Cricket
  • Badminton
  • Fitness
  • Netball
  • Climbing
  • Orienteering
  • Handball
  • Amateur Boxing
  • Athletics
  • Dance
  • In addition if you compete or participate to a high standard for a club or organisation you can possibly arrange to be assessed in that activity - please speak to the Head of PE.

Assessment: Sport is internally marked and then externally moderated. Pupils must have one individual sport, one team sport and one choice (which the PE department will advise).  105 marks available (35 marks per sport).

Personal Exercise Programme (PEP)- 10% of Overall Grade

Pupils will plan and deliver their own 6 week exercise programme, and will be required to analyse and evaluate their performance.

Assessment: Controlled Assessment (20 marks)

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