"The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have" - Vince Lombardi

“We believe that all students should be participating in high quality, inclusive and enjoyable Physical Education.  The curriculum is designed to engage all students and to introduce them to a broad range of physical competences.  Our goal is to ensure that every student leaves with a love of physical activity and the necessary skills to engage in lifelong participation. "We aim to encourage and nurture leadership skills through all of our lessons with opportunities for extended learning in our highly successful Gifted & Talented Leadership Programme.”

Exam board Edexcel  http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/physical-education-2009.html

Students have 3 lessons of GCSE PE a week, made up of 2 theory and 1 practical. In the practical lessons they will cover a variety of sports and physical activities to become competent and skilled in four different activities. Students will be assessed throughout the year and a practical moderation will take place at the end of the second year. The practical side makes up 60% of the marks and includes a personal exercise programme, an analysis of performance and an assessment of tactics and strategies.

Theory focuses on healthy, active lifestyles, anatomy and physiology and personal exercise. In June of Year 11 there is a 90 minute, 90 mark exam. This makes up 40% of the overall grade. 





Year 10

Healthy, active lifestyles.
Influences on your healthy, active lifestyles.
Practical sport.

Exercise and fitness as part of your healthy, active lifestyle.
Physical activity as part of your healthy, active lifestyle.
Practical sport.

Your personal health and well-being.
Practical sport.

Year 11

Physical activity and your healthy mind and body.

A healthy, active lifestyle and your cardiovascular system.

A healthy, active lifestyle and your respiratory system.

Practical sport.

A healthy, active lifestyle and your muscular system.

A healthy, active lifestyle and your skeletal system.

Practical sport.


Progression pathways and careers

Students are able to complete level 3 qualifications and then progress to college or University courses. There is a vast range of careers that students can enter, these include sports/fitness trainer, physiotherapy, PE teacher, sports therapist, sports journalism, sports coach and notational analysis.

The lessons provide an opportunity for students to learn about and adopt healthier lifestyles.

Useful links



Mr Edward Welch, Head of PE, WelchE@hendonschool.co.uk
Twitter – Hendon_pe

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