Ofsted Good GP Colour

Birmingham Road, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY10 2BY

School Office - 01562 822929

We offer both GCSE/CAMBRIDGE NATIONAL and A level PE within phase 3.

PE/Sport Theory


Students will have insight to GCSE PE and Sport studies in year 9 to allow them to experience these two options available at Key stage 4. The students will cover the following topics:

Anatomy and Physiology
Physical Training
Socio-Cultural Influences
Sports Psychology
Health, Fitness and Well-being


This course is split into 4 sections

Paper 1: 

Section 1- Applied Anatomy and Physiology
Section 2- Physical Training

Paper 2: 

Section 3- Socio-Cultural Influences
Section 4- Sports Psychology
Section 5- Health, Fitness and Well-being

Practical :

It would be in the student’s best interest to take part in at least 1 of their 3 selected activities in a club outside of school and a club in school for another 1 due the physical requirements needed.

Candidates will be required to offer 3 activities.


Analysis of performance (14 hours)

OCR Cambridge National in Sport Studies

The OCR Level 2 Cambridge National in Sport Studies has been designed to support learners who want to learn about this vocational sector and the potential it can offer them for their careers or further study. It is most likely to be studied alongside other GCSEs and vocational qualifications. It is a GCSE equivalent.


In summary, the course is comprises of four pieces of controlled assessment and one examination. All components are graded using the following system - 

Graded Level 1 Pass (equivalent to GCSE 3 or below), Level 2 Pass (GCSE 4 to 5), Level 2 Merit (GCSE 5 to 6), Level 2 Distinction (GCSE 7 to 8) and Level 2 Distinction* (GCSE 8 to 9).

A Level 2 Pass, Merit or Distinction - Is the equivalent of one GCSE. 


OCR A level PE

This course is split into 5 sections

Paper 1: 

  • Applied Anatomy and Physiology
  • Exercise physiology
  • Biomechanics

Paper 2: 

  • Skill Acquisition
  • Sports Psychology

Paper 3: 

  • Sport and Society
  • Contemporary issues in physical activity and sport

Practical performance:

It would be in the student’s best interest to take part in either performing or coaching one sport. The students will get the choice to either be graded on their physical practical ability or coaching ability.


Evaluate and analyse a peer’s performance. This is live recorded where you provide on oral response.

Students also have the opportunity to attend regular practices, which help improve skills and techniques and provide a firm foundation for training and subsequent progression. We offer a wide range of sports within our extended curriculum; Cross-country, Swimming, Biathlons, Netball, Football, Rugby, Hockey, Rounders, Athletics, Cricket, Tennis and Handball.

The department offers club links in a variety of sport and activities what are striving to allow the students to take sport to another level and reach Excellence.
All students are encouraged to be competitive and enjoy sport to the highest level they can achieve and learn from experience.
A range of fixtures and events give our pupils countless opportunities to succeed. Talented and committed staff works with our pupils to achieve these outcomes.

For more information please contact one of the following teachers:

Miss D Gunn - Head of Senior PE
Miss A Withers - PE/Maths Teacher
Mr A Gilbert - PE Teacher
Mr H Higginson - PE Teacher

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