GCSE Physical Education – Edexcel exam board

Subject Information

Physical Education enables pupils to enhance their well-being, develop essential life skills and experience new activities that they will find beneficial when they leave school.

Pupils get an opportunity to achieve a Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award in Year 10. This award helps them to develop key skills such as resilience, commitment, team work, co-operation and personal development. Furthermore, it helps them to develop the skills and attitudes they need to become more rounded, confident young adults.

Why study PE?

PE isn’t just about sports you will learn a lot about health, well-being and the human body. You’ll gain many valuable skills from studying PE that will help you in other GCSE subjects as well as your future career. In addition to physical fitness some of the skills that you will develop include: communication, analysis, evaluation, social and of course leadership.

PE lends itself to a range of careers in sports and fitness as well as other industries that you may not have considered before. Some of these are: sports science, PE teacher, physiotherapist, professional sports person, sports coach/ consultant, diet and fitness instructor and personal trainer.