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EDEXCEL GCSE Sports Studies

Full course GCSE Sports Studies. Edexcel exam board - September 2018

This is taught over three years and is worth one GCSE. 

What will I do on the course?

You will take part in a range of different sports and will be assessed in each. Your THREE best marks from your practical activities will be used as part of your final grade.

You will have at least one theory lesson per week, where you will learn about different aspects of sport and health and fitness. The topics that you will cover include: Anatomy and Physiology, Movement Analysis, Physical Training, Sports Psychology, Socio-Cultural influences and Health, fitness and well-being.

You will have the opportunity to devise a Personal Exercise Programme and take part in analysing performance.

How will I be assessed?




Percentage of final mark


Y10 and Y11


Final Exam 1- 1hr 45min



Final Exam 2- 1hr 15min



Personal Exercise Programme



After each theory unit, an end of unit test is taken and this will give you an indication of how well you are doing and what you need to do to improve.

You will also create a PEP and analyse performance. This will make up 10% of your final grade.

What skills do I need?

  • A very keen interest in taking part in different sports.
  • Able to perform WELL across a range of practical sports.
  • A willingness to learn different theory aspects associated with sport and exercise.
  • Good organisation skills- including homework and correct kit.
  • Good attendance and participation.

Where do I find out more information?

  • Find Mr Allen and Miss Dunbar or any member of the PE staff.